Anrich Nortje, who has been ruled out of the series because of a hip injury, has undergone a bone scan
“Duanne Olivier is healthy and well, but did return a positive Covid-19 test result a number of weeks ago, which forced him to quarantine and took time away from his training ahead of the current Betway Test series against India,” Victor Mpitsang, the convenor of selectors, told ESPNcricinfo on Monday, the second day of the Test. Mpitsang had not given out details on Sunday when contacted by us.
“This [Covid-19] did take place while he was away with the intention to spend time with his family and his workloads were not where the selection panel would have wanted them to be by the time he entered the team bubble ahead of the first Test match,” Mpitsang added. “He picked up a hamstring niggle during the two-day, inter-squad match at the start of the camp and the selectors did not want to risk him unnecessarily when there are two more Test matches to think about.”
It has also been learnt that Nortje, who was ruled out of the series with a hip injury, has undergone a bone scan.
Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo’s South Africa correspondent