Bavuma Ruled Out Of Second Betway Test Against India Hamza Added To Squad

Bavuma Ruled Out Of Second Betway Test Against India Hamza Added To Squad

CENTURION: Test captain Temba Bavuma has been ruled out of the second Betway Test against India due to a left hamstring strain.

The 33-year-old sustained the injury while fielding on day one of the first Test at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Tuesday. Subsequent scans revealed a hamstring strain which kept him out of South Africa’s first innings.

He will undergo further medical assessments prior to the start of the Betway SA20 to determine his availability for the Sunrisers Eastern Cape.

Dean Elgar will captain the side in his absence.

DP World Lions batter Zubayr Hamza has been named as Bavuma’s replacement.

Proteas Test squad against India 

Dean Elgar (captain, Momentum Multiply Titans), David Bedingham (Western Province), Nandre Burger (Western Province), Gerald Coetzee (Momentum Multiply Titans), Tony de Zorzi (Western Province), Zubayr Hamza (Western Province), Marco Jansen (Dafabet Warriors), Keshav Maharaj (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Aiden Markram (Momentum Multiply Titans), Wiaan Mulder (DP World Lions), Lungi Ngidi (Momentum Multiply Titans), Keegan Petersen (Gbets Rocks), Kagiso Rabada (DP World Lions), Tristan Stubbs (Dafabet Warriors) and Kyle Verreynne (Western Province).

Betway Test Series

26 December – 30 December 

South Africa beat India by an innings and 32 runs – SuperSport Park, Centurion

03 January – 07 January  

South Africa vs India – Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town


Issued by: Cricket South Africa – Corporate Communications


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