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Bavuma blow as South Africa lose opener for first Australia T20 clash

South Africa batsman Temba Bavuma
South Africa batsman Temba Bavuma
Modified 19 Feb 2020, 15:18 IST

Temba Bavuma will miss South Africa's opening Twenty20 international against Australia on Friday due to a hamstring strain.

The 29-year-old batsman suffered the injury when fielding in the high-scoring T20 defeat to England on Sunday and will sit out the upcoming Wanderers clash.

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Cricket South Africa (CSA) said Bavuma could return for Sunday's second game in their three-match series against Australia and there would be no replacement called into the 16-player squad.

"The recommended recovery time for the injury is seven to 10 days," said CSA. "He will remain with the team and receive treatment from the medical staff."

Bavuma blasted a rapid 49 off just 24 balls at the top of the order in a five-wicket loss at SuperSport Park as England sealed a 2-1 series win.

We live and we continue to learn #ProteaFire — Temba Bavuma (@tbavuma10) February 18, 2020


Published 18 Feb 2020, 18:04 IST
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