Graeme Smith ruled out of rest of the ODI series against Pakistan due to post-concussion syndrome

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Graeme Smith will not play in rest of the ODIs against Pakistan

South Africa’s captain Graeme Smith has been ruled out of the remainder of the ODI series against Pakistan after he was diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome, Cricket South Africa announced via their twitter handle today, before the start of the 3rd ODI.

#csanews Smith to miss the remainder of the ODI series against Pakistan

— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) November 6, 2013

#smith Smith diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome after the blow to the head in 2nd Test

— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) November 6, 2013

20-year-old Quinton de Kock has been selected as Smith’s replacement, and will keep the wickets in the remaining ODIs. AB de Villiers will be leading the side in the absence of Smith.

Smith was hit on the head by a Mohammad Irfan delivery during the 2nd Test between South Africa and Pakistan in Dubai, which the Proteas won, squaring the series 1-1. Smith was hit when he was on 138, and he went on to make a match-winning 234.

Smith played the first two matches in the ongoing 5-match ODI series against Pakistan, scoring 20 and 14.

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