Bavuma ruled out of KFC T20 series

Fri, 09th April 2021
Temba Bavuma of South Africa lying down injured during the 2021 3rd Betway One Day International match between South Africa and Pakistan at Supersport Park Stadium, Centurion, on 07 April 2021 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Temba Bavuma of South Africa lying down injured during the 2021 3rd Betway One Day International match between South Africa and Pakistan at Supersport Park Stadium, Centurion, on 07 April 2021 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Proteas white-ball captain, Temba Bavuma has been ruled out of the upcoming four-match KFC T20 international series against Pakistan after suffering a Grade One hamstring strain.


The injury took place during the third and final Betway ODI on Wednesday.


Heinrich Klaasen will lead the Proteas for the purposes of the series.


Reeza Hendricks has withdrawn from the series after the very recent birth of he and his wife’s first-born child.


Dwaine Pretorius has not been medically cleared to take part in the series as he continues rehabilitation from a rib fracture.


Rassie van der Dussen will continue treatment and monitoring of his Grade One left quadriceps muscle strain.


The following players have been retained from the ODI squad: Aiden Markram, Andile Phehlukwayo, Daryn Dupavillon and Wiaan Mulder.


The updated Proteas T20 squad is as follows:


Heinrich Klaasen (captain, wicket-keeper, Momentum Multiply Titans), Bjorn Fortuin (Imperial Lions), Aiden Markram (Momentum Multiply Titans), Andile Phehlukwayo (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Beuran Hendricks (Imperial Lions), George Linde (Six Gun Grill Cape Cobras), Rassie van der Dussen (Imperial Lions), Janneman Malan (Six Gun Grill Cape Cobras), Sisanda Magala (Imperial Lions), Wiaan Mulder (Imperial Lions), Tabraiz Shamsi (Momentum Multiply Titans), Lutho Sipamla (Imperial Lions), Kyle Verreynne (Six Gun Grill Cape Cobras), Pite van Biljon (VKB Knights), Daryn Dupavillon (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Migael Pretorius (VKB Knights), Lizaad Williams (Six Gun Grill Cape Cobras), Wihan Lubbe (Warriors).