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Amla misses final ODI

23 January 2013 12:10

Dean Elgar will replace injured batsman Hashim Amla for South Africa's final one-day international against New Zealand.

Amla has failed to recover from the quadriceps injury, which also kept him out of the second ODI, and while Farhaan Behardien replaced the 29-year-old batsman in that game, South Africa believe they need extra cover in the squad for the final match.

South Africa team manager Mohammad Moosajee said on Wednesday that they were not willing to risk Amla with a Test series against Pakistan next month.

"Hashim has been withdrawn from the last ODI because we felt it would be a 50-50 call with his quad strain going into the match and we didn't want to risk him with the Test match against Pakistan less than a week away," Moosajee told Supersport.

With left-arm spinner Robin Peterson also out with split webbing in his right hand, South Africa will be forced into at least one more change in Potchefstroom on Friday, raising Elgar's chances of playing in the third ODI.

"Robin split the webbing of the last digit of his right hand while trying to field a ball off his own bowling in the eighth over of his spell," Moosajee said.

"He needed stitches, and will not be able to take part in the final game."

Elgar has played five ODIs in his career, averaging 23.25, with a high score of 42.

The 25-year-old batsman from Knights in South Africa's domestic competition last represented his country in November in a Test against Australia.

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