Imran Tahir, JP Duminy and Chris Morris lose Cricket South Africa contracts

first_img Reuters Cape TownMarch 1, 2019UPDATED: March 1, 2019 17:07 IST Imran Tahir, JP Duminy and Chris Morris have not received CSA contract renewals (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSouth Africa have not renewed the contracts of Imran Tahir, JP Duminy and Chris MorrisTahir will be 40 by the time 2019 World Cup is played, while Morris has fallen down ODIDuminy has recently battled a shoulder injury and sat out the last five monthsCricket South Africa have not renewed the contracts of frontline spinner Imran Tahir, and all-rounders JP Duminy and Chris Morris, for the 2019/20 season, the union announced on Friday.Tahir and Duminy are expected to be part of South Africa’s World Cup squad in England starting in May, but that could well be their swansongs after being overlooked for central contracts.Pakistan-born Tahir will be 40 by the time the tournament is played, but remains a key part of the South African set-up and is regarded as one of the most effective spinners in limited-overs cricket.Duminy has recently battled a shoulder injury and sat out the last five months, but returns to domestic action on Friday as he makes a bid for a World Cup place.Morris has been inconsistent of late and has been overtaken by Andile Phehlukwayo and Wiaan Mulder for an all-rounder berth in the ODI squad.Batsman Hashim Amla, 35, has been retained despite poor form, which suggests he will play a role in the tours away to India in October 2019 and March 2020, the 2019/20 home series against England and the home limited overs fixtures against Australia scheduled for March next year.Batsmen Reeza Hendricks and Theunis de Bruyn have been added to the list of contracted players.Contracted players: Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Reeza Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn.Also Read | Balance between bat and ball is legitimate grounds for concern in ODIs: Michael AthertonadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Imran TahirFollow JP DuminyFollow Chris MorrisFollow Cricket South AfricaFollow contractsFollow CSA Imran Tahir, JP Duminy and Chris Morris lose Cricket South Africa contractsImran Tahir and JP Duminy are expected to be part of South Africa’s World Cup squad in England but did not get their contracts renewed by the country’s cricket boardadvertisementlast_img read more