Justin Ontong, the South Africa batsman, has been ruled out of the upcoming Caribbean Premier League after requiring operation to a damaged cartilage on his knee. He was to represent Barbados Tridents in next month’s CPL, but will be out of action for six weeks.
Ontong was hopeful of making a comeback to the national T20 side with a strong showing in the CPL, but will now be looking at the South Africa A tour to India to push for national re-selection. He has played 14 T20Is, scoring 158 runs at a strike-rate of 144.95. In January 2015, Ontong captained South Africa in a T20 against West Indies, which was the most recent of his 44 international games in all three formats.
Ontong led South Africa A to unofficial Test series wins against Australia in 2013 and 2014, and also captained Cape Cobras to wins in the Sunfoil Series in 2012 and 2013.