Smith needs ankle surgery

Smith needs ankle surgery

Graeme Smith will miss the ICC Champions Trophy.


Graeme Smith will miss the ICC Champions Trophy.

Smith is again battling with an ankle injury and will need surgery to fix the problem.

South Africa will launch their Champions Trophy campaign against India on 6 June.

They will meet in Cardiff.

The Proteas will also play both Pakistan and West Indies in the group stage.

Chennai Super Kings have consolidated top spot in the Indian Premier League standings.

Chennai drilled Sunrisers Hyderabad by 77 runs on Wednesday night.

Suresh Raina made 99 not out for the winners in Hyderabad, while Mike Hussey was out for 67.

Dale Steyn bowled nicely for the losers.

Steyn failed to take a wicket, but conceded just 17 runs in his four overs.

Chris Morris played for Chennai last night.

Morris claimed one for 24 in two overs.

He dismissed compatriot, Steyn, for 14 in Hyderabad.

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- Andre Bloem

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