London: In a major blow, South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn been ruled out of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 after failing to recover from the shoulder injury.
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) June 4, 2019
The 35-year-old pacer had already missed the first two games of the mega event against England and Bangladesh.
Steyn will be replaced by left-arm pacer Beuran Hendricks in the South Africa squad.
29-year-old Hendricks made his ODI debut against Pakistan in January this year. He has the ability to bowl with real pace, reaching 140kph at times, while also swinging the ball late.
South Africa will also miss the services of Lungi Ngidi in the game against India on Wednesday after he injured himself during the game against Bangladesh.
The Proteas have started this tournament with two losses, with defeats to England and Bangladesh in their opening fixtures.