CSA convener of selectors Linda Zondi says a list of possible Dale Steyn replacements have been notified if the speedster does not recover before the World Cup.
Steyn pulled out of the IPL due to a shoulder injury, and there are definitely question marks over whether he will be ready for the World Cup which starts on 30 May.
Zondi revealed his concerns and admitted that they are currently exploring possible replacements for the 35-year-old if he does not recover smoothly.
‘Dale Steyn is definitely a concern,’ Zondi told Sport24.
‘We have looked after Dale ever since his injury back in Australia and we have backed him. The way he bowled when he came back from injury was really encouraging.
‘We are waiting for our medical team to let us know. I’m aware that he has seen the specialist already and we will be guided by them.’
Zondi did not reveal a potential replacement, but many are in favour of left-arm seamer Beuran Hendricks getting the nod.
‘We do have our back-ups, but that decision will only be made when the team meets up. We have our ‘plan B’,’ Zondi added.
‘They have been informed … we have communicated with them and they are aware of the plans going forward. We are monitoring them continuously in terms of where they are.
‘They were notified after the squad announcement.’
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