Cricket World Cup: Dale Steyn ruled out of tournament by injury

Dale Steyn
Dale Steyn missed South Africa's first two games of the World Cup - the defeats by England and Bangladesh
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South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn has been ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup by a shoulder injury.

He missed the Proteas' first two games because of the long-standing issue and has suffered a new complication.

Steyn will be replaced in the squad by left-arm paceman Beuran Hendricks.

South Africa, who have lost both of their games so far, play India on Wednesday in Southampton and are already without fellow fast bowler Lungi Ngidi who has a hamstring injury.

Steyn, 35, is South Africa's fifth-highest wicket taker in one-day international cricket, with 194 wickets in 123 matches, but has missed a number of games in recent years because of shoulder injuries.

"It's important for us to be strong for Dale," South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said.

"It's been a tough two and a half years for him, and he would need support right now.

"The team and management will put things in place to look after him. He needs love at the moment, he tried really hard to get fit for this campaign.

"He was bowling unbelievably well in the build-up to the tournament.

"We've just got to be there for him. I know he wanted to make an impact in what would have been his last World Cup."

He was forced to withdraw from this year's Indian Premier League and had an operation on the same issue in 2016.

Hendricks, 28, only made his one-day international debut this year and has taken one wicket in two matches.

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