highlights New Delhi: Ahead of their ICC Cricket World Cup clash against India, South Africa have suffered a massive blow with their ace speedster, Dale Steyn, been ruled out of the tournament due to a shoulder injury. Steyn had missed the opening two games against England and Bangladesh and the announcement effectively puts his limited overs career in doubt. The ICC technical committee has approved Steyn’s replacement and left-arm pacer Beuran Hendricks has been drafted into the side. In a statement put out by the ICC, it said, “The ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 has approved Hendricks as a replacement player for Dale Steyn in the South Africa squad for the remainder of the tournament. Steyn has suffered a second shoulder injury which has not responded to treatment and has ruled him out of bowling for the foreseeable future.”Hendricks, a left-arm pacer, has played 10 Twenty20 Internationals and two ODIs recently in the series against Pakistan at home. He was part of the Kings XI Punjab franchise in the Indian Premier League. In two games, he has taken only one wicket while in Twenty20 Internationals, he has taken 16 wickets with a best bowling figure of 4/14.The latest injury for Steyn is a continuation of the list of injuries that he has suffered in the last four years. Following the end of the Bangladesh series in 2015, the nightmare began for Steyn. A groin injury that he sustained in the India series in 2015 curtailed his participation and he was ruled out for a couple of months. He returned for the series against England and put in a magnificent performance in the Boxing Day Test in Durban when he picked up 4/70 but in the second innings, he suffered a shoulder injury which prolonged his time on the sidelines.RELATEDSteyn spent a considerable amount of time outside the game and returned for the series against New Zealand where he displayed his mettle and took 5/33 in Centurion to give South Africa a series win. Steyn travelled to Australia in 2016 where he got the wicket of David Warner for 97 in Perth. However, he once again suffered an injury and this one was more serious. A fractured shoulder led to surgery and he was sidelined for 14 months. When he returned for the India series in 2018 in Cape Town, he got two wickets but in the second innings, an injured heel resulted in him missing the series and also the four Tests against Australia. With so many injuries cropping up, Steyn played very few games and he once again made a comeback in the series against Sri Lanka. Steyn featured in two games for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2019 against Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings but had to return home due to a shoulder injury.The latest injury is a sad way for Steyn to bow out of what might be his last World Cup. Dale Steyn suffered a shoulder injury which forced him to miss the first two games.Steyn has been plagued by injuries for the last four years.South Africa have lost both their games in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Share As the dust settles on another enthralling Premier League campaign, Oddschecker has broken down the season’s key themes with specific reference to how they do and could impact operators.As part of its extensive research, Oddschecker detailed that the consumption of live sport in its entirety is “waning”. Echoing the sentiment of the NBA commissioner, who had previously outlined: “The games are the meals and the highlights are the snack”, with Oddschecker highlighting its belief that amongst Premier League fans ‘snacking’ is becoming more and more prevalent season on season. Nonetheless, the group emphasised that: “Televised games on average attract more than twice the stakes of their non-televised counterparts, meaning that the trend of how games are consumed is a very important one to monitor, especially given the importance of in-play betting to UK bookmakers.” The odds comparison site also revealed: “The back end of the season (Apr/May) saw the most bookie-friendly Premier League results since Q4 2015; with just 56% of games involving the big 6 PL teams being won by the favourite vs. 76% for the same period last season. How this will effect staking levels during the World Cup remains to be seen.”The data went onto map out significant season on season movement in how operators position themselves on the demand/price continuum, with the extent to which bet365 are the most dominant operator decreasing: “The standout performer this season however was Marathonbet, having priced the most competitively for every week of the season bar one Marathonbet saw their clickshare more than treble to just shy of 10%, helping them to eclipse the likes Sky Bet and William Hill.”Looking ahead, it underlined how World Cup patterns are already emerging: “We’re already seeing a sharp uptick in interest surrounding what will undoubtedly be the biggest betting event ever. “Unsurprisingly bet365 are dominating the ante-post outright markets but marketing tactics are already coming to fruition with Paddy Power’s Golden Boot 6 Place offering resonating especially strongly with punters, their share of bets for the Golden Boot market is twice that of the tournament winner market. With BetVictor’s eagerly anticipated World Cup offer due on Monday the next few weeks should prove to be very exciting indeed.” Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Submit Share