A left-hander blessed with all the shots in the book, Jean-Paul Duminy proved his worth as a gritty middle-order player in the Test format for South Africa. But best with injuries he couldn't transform his potential into the match-winner that his team needed. Being in and out of the side hasn't helped his cause neither has the emergence of younger and more attacking players. However Duminy has a knack of making comebacks and with his off-spin bowling he still is part of the Proteas ODI setup. However, at 35 during the 2019 World Cup, it is difficult to see him prolonging his career after the tournament.read more
JP Duminy has already announced his retirement from Test Cricket in September 2017.
South Africa's Duminy has been released along with Australian fast-bowler Cummins, who was ruled out before the start of IPL 2018. Rahman and Lankan spinner Dananjaya have also been let off.
Misbah was recently appointed to the Pakistan Cricket Board's cricket committee and sources close to him said he now wanted to focus on administrative roles or a career in the media.
Amla is still recovering from a finger injury while Duminy aggravated a right shoulder problem in South Africa's home series against Zimbabwe which will now need surgery.
Zimbabwe's batsmen struggled again to set a challenging total and the tourists have now lost five straight games in South Africa.
Undefeated JP Duminy (53 off 32 balls), captain Faf du Plessis (47 off 56) and opener Quinton de Kock (47 off 59) were the main run providers for South Africa.
The visitors choked South Africa with a remarkable disciplined bowling effort in Powerplay overs as they restricted the hosts to 165/6 to not only end the challenging tour on a high but also register maiden T20I series win on the South African soil.
India held on amid a late barrage from newcomer Christiaan Jonker to win the final Twenty20 against South Africa by seven runs on Saturday, clinching the three-match series 2-1.
Behardien is optimistic about South Africa's chances for the third and final T20I in Cape Town especially after dominating the Indian spinners in the last game in Centurion.
Klaasen said his innings was better than the Wanderers cameo wherein rain and a truncated game also provided a T20-like situation for him to chase the total down.
Duminy felt that a good start boosted their chances as the Proteas bowlers rattled the Indian batsmen by dismissing Rohit (0) and Kohli (1) early in the match.
Chasing a challenging target of 189, South Africa rode on local boy Klaasen's 69 off 30 deliveries and skipper Duminy's unbeaten 64 off 40 balls to chase down the score with six wickets in hand and 8 balls to spare.
A highly competitive 1-2 loss in the Tests, followed by a comprehensive 5-1 ODI triumph has made for quite a roller-coaster tour so far.
The South African captain feels said that the hosts cannot entirely depend on the youngsters to win matches in crucial situations.
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Duminy cited the example of the rain-shortened Pink ODI and said that the change in format will help South Africa counter India better.
Stand-in skipper Aiden Markram and senior batsman Hashim Amla have been rested for the three-match T20 series which starts on February 18 in Johannesburg.
Chahal and Yadav have been at their imperious best, snaring 21 wickets between them in three matches so far.
The Men in Blue will be intent on winning their first-ever bilateral ODI series on the South African soil.
The first ODI of the six-match series between India and South Africa will be played at the Kingsmead Oval, Durban on Thursday.