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Behardien to replace injured Miller for third ODI against Lanka

Behardien to replace injured Miller for third ODI against Lanka

Johannesburg Feb.4 (ANI): South Africa skipper AB de Villiers has confirmed that middle-order batsman Farhaan Behardien will replace injured David Miller for the third ODI against Sri Lanka to be held at the Wanderers on Saturday.

Miller was earlier ruled out of the rest of the five-match ODI series due to a finger injury.

The 27-year-old sustained a cut to his little finger of the right hand while fielding during South Africa’s huge 121-run win over Lanka in the second ODI in Durban.

Reflecting on Behardien’s selection, de Villiers said that the former was included in the squad based on his versatility as he could contribute with both bat and ball.

“He is one of the guys you want in your team when the chips are down and when you’re going well. He can play any role and is versatile. He can bowl a few overs and is great in the field,” Sport24 quoted de Villiers as saying.

“He’s a good guy and it’s nice to have him in the side. He is a really good replacement for Dave (Miller) and there’s no better that’s for sure,” he added.

South Africa are currently leading 2-0 in the ongoing ODI series.