South Africa leave for India on September 23 and a final decision on the duo’s availability will be taken before the trip.
But from the early indications, both the wickets are likely to miss the bus.
We are constantly analyzing what condition both players are in, ESPNcricinfo quoted South Africa’s white-ball coach Rob Walter as saying after the 3-2 series win over Australia.
The fact that they didn’t play today when they are a week away from boarding a plane for the World Cup is beyond worrying. We would have liked them to get on the field. There are difficulties in taking injured players to the World Cup because in this case you have to provide medical reasons to replace them. With Nortier and Magala out of action, South Africa are likely to include Andile Phehlukwayo in the World Cup squad.
Andile is one of a couple of guys who are part of the wider squad, and today he is so farhall us that, especially with the bat, what we’ve seen in terms of his ability, Walter said.
That shot, looking at it, you could tell it had an impact on the match. A total of 270 looks different from a total of 315 and he played a huge part in that. He also took an important wicket with the ball. I am very happy that Andile was able to show such a game today.