South African batsman, JP Duminy has been released from the squad halfway through their four-Test series in England. Following a poor first Test defeat at Lord’s, 33-year-old Duminy was dropped after his performance on the field was questioned.
The last time Duminy scored a century was against Sri Lanka in January. Since then, he has only managed to score 121 runs in his past eight innings. He made just 17 in his two innings against England.
South Africa however levelled the series by winning the second Test at Trent Bridge by 340 runs.
Quinton de Kock took Duminy’s number No. 4 spot in the line-up and according to IOL, it seems likely that he will continue in that role for the third Test at The Oval on Thursday.
The 2014 U-19 World Cup winning captain and Titans opener Aiden Markram was part of the South Africa A squad that toured England earlier in the summer, says ESPN. In the absence of Faf du Plessis, he was initially included in the squad. Although Markram was meant to depart after the return of Du Plessis, it is said that he will now remain with the Proteas after Duminy's departure despite the unlikelihood that he will play.