SA Over-50 lose Saleem Mukuddem and wait on Brandon Nash return

Saleem MukuddemSaleem Mukuddem. ©Matchpixsa

All-rounder Saleem Mukuddem has been sidelined by injury and will likely miss South Africa’s Over-50 World Cup fixture against United Arab Emirates at Claremont Cricket Club on Wednesday.

Mukuddem was injured during Monday’s defeat to England at the Groot Drakenstein Games Club.

Opening batsman Brandon Nash has been absent due to illness, but is anticipated to return for the fixture against the UAE. Nash will likely replace fellow opener Andre Peters.

Monday’s defeat was South Africa’s first in the 2023 Over-50 World Cup. They had previously beaten India, Pakistan, Wales and Namibia.

Mukuddem starred in the win over Pakistan, taking five wickets and scoring a half-century.

South Africa currently share first position with England in group B. They both have eight points.

South Africa are captained by former Proteas batsman Louis Koen. Fellow former Proteas Alan Dawson and Clive Eksteen are in the South Africa squad.

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