Standard Bank Proteas opening batsman, Temba Bavuma has been ruled out of this Friday’s KFC T20 international series opener against Australia after suffering a hamstring strain. The injury took place while he was fielding in the third T20 international against England on Sunday.
The recommended recovery time for the injury is seven to 10 days. He will remain with the team and receive treatment from the medical staff in the hopes of returning to play in time for this Sunday’s fixture in Port Elizabeth.
No replacement will be called into the squad.
Standard Bank Proteas T20 squad vs Australia:
Quinton de Kock (captain, wicketkeeper, Momentum Multiply Titans), Temba Bavuma (Imperial Lions), Faf du Plessis (Momentum Multiply Titans), Rassie van der Dussen (Imperial Lions), David Miller (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Pite van Biljon (VKB Knights), Dwaine Pretorius (Imperial Lions), Andile Phehlukwayo (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Jon-Jon Smuts (Warriors), Kagiso Rabada (Imperial Lions), Tabraiz Shamsi (Momentum Multiply Titans), Lungi Ngidi (Momentum Multiply Titans), Bjorn Fortuin (Imperial Lions), Anrich Nortje (Warriors), Dale Steyn (Momentum Multiply Titans), Heinrich Klaasen (Momentum Multiply Titans).
Australia tour to South Africa itinerary
Fri 21 DN: 1st. T20I – Imperial Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Sun 23 Day: 2nd. T20I – St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
Wed 26 DN: 3rd. T20I – ewlands, Cape Town