South African Cricket said on Wednesday that fast bowler Lungi Ngidi has withdrawn from three international series against the Netherlands because he tested positive for COVID-19.
A statement added that Lizard Williams, also a bowler, was also absent due to a rib muscle strain, and teenager Dara was called to the team as a substitute.
South Africa has been weakened in the first ODI series against the Netherlands after the six top players (including captain Temba Bavuma) who participated in the 2021 T20 World Cup took a break earlier this month.
Also not participating were Quinton de Kok, Aiden Markram, Anrich Noteje, Cajiso Labada and Rasi Van der Dusen. The team is headed by Keshav Maharaj.
The first ODI was at Centurion on Friday, then Sunday and December 1st.