Amla may be on dad duty

2013-10-03 00:00

THE Proteas are likely to be without the services of opening batsman Hashim Amla for the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai.

According to sister paper Volksblad, Amla’s wife is due to give birth, which could see him return to South Africa and therefore miss the second Test, which starts on October 23.

The Proteas will depart for Dubai tomorrow, and start their tour with a three-day game against Pakistan “A” in Sjarjah next Tuesday.

The first Test starts in Abu Dhabi on October 14.

The loss of Amla for the second and final Test could be a big blow to the world’s number one team.

Dean Elgar is likely to fill in should Amla return home.

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