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Steyn suffers bruise but will be fit for clash against Dutch

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New Delhi, Feb 27 (PTI) South African fast bowler DaleSteyn today suffered a minor bruise on his right thigh duringteam training while Imran Tahir and J P Duminy were given restdue to throat infection and stiff back respectively, theirteam manager said.

Mohammed Moosajee told PTI that Steyn is expected to befit for their next World Cup game against the Netherlands atMohali on Thursday.

"Steyn bruised his right thigh in a collision whileplaying football in early part of training and so he was takenoff after that. It''s a minor problem and he will be all rightfor Thursday''s game," Moosajee said.

He said Tahir, who took 4/41 in South Africa''s openingmatch win over the West Indies, and Duminy, who scored 42 notout in that game, were also having minor issues.

Tahir and Duminy did not turn up for team training todaybut Moosajee said it was a precautionary measure.

"Tahir is having a throat infection while Duminy had astiff lower back after his innings at Ferozeshah Kotla. Bothare improving and we did not field them in today''s practice asprecautionary measures. They should be all right in the threemore days we have before the match against the Netherlands,"he said.

Regarding A B Villiers, who also developed a sore backproblem after hitting a century against West Indies, hasrecovered.

"AB has no problem now and he took part in the practice,"Moosajee said.

Story first published: Monday, February 28, 2011, 11:07 [IST]
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