Lizelle Lee ruled out of South Africa's World Cup opener

Lizelle Lee ruled out of South Africa's World Cup opener

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South Africa's opening batter Lizelle Lee will not feature in her side's opening game of the ODI World Cup against Bangladesh in Dunedin on March 5 as per ESPNcricinfo.

Lee, ICC Women's ODI Cricketer of the Year 2021, is still serving the mandatory pre-tournament quarantine at the New Zealand government's Managed Quarantine and Isolation (MIQ) facility. And hence has been ruled out of the game against Bangladesh as reported by ESPNcricinfo. She had a pre-arranged delayed arrival to the country after the birth of her first child.

Lee is currently occupying the sixth spot on the ICC rankings for ODI batters and had also missed the recently culminated series against the West Indies at home.

Meanwhile, South Africa haven't had the best of starts leading into the World Cup as they lost both their warm-up matches to India and to the defending champions England.



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