Proteas One-Day International captain, Temba Bavuma, will miss the two ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 warm-up matches against Afghanistan and New Zealand on Friday (29 September) and on Monday (2 October), respectively.
Proteas ODI captain Temba Bavuma will miss the two #CWC2023 warm-up matches against Afghanistan and New Zealand on Friday and Monday respectively.
Bavuma will travel back home today for family reasons. T20I captain Aiden Markram will lead the side in absence. pic.twitter.com/CaUXt6xc0d
— Ntsako Mkhari (@Ntsako_Mkhari_) September 28, 2023
Bavuma will travel back home from India today for family reasons. T20 International captain Aiden Markram will captain the side in Bavuma’s absence.
The Proteas left for the sub-continent on Saturday evening and are currently based in Thiruvananthapuram.
It is still not clear if the skipper will make it back in time for South Africa’s tournament opener against Sri Lanka on 7 October.
After the clash against Sri Lanka, South Africa will then play qualifier Australia before tackling Netherlands.
We are 🔟 days away from The Proteas first #CWC23 encounter against Sri Lanka 🇱🇰 🇿🇦🏆
Here’s a reminder of our @cricketworldcup fixtures 🗓
— Proteas Men (@ProteasMenCSA) September 27, 2023
Proteas’ World Cup squad:
Temba Bavuma (captain, Lions), Gerald Coetzee (Titans), Quinton de Kock (Titans), Reeza Hendricks (Lions), Marco Jansen (Warriors), Heinrich Klaasen (Titans), Keshav Maharaj (Dolphins), Aiden Markram (Titans), David Miller (Dolphins), Lungi Ngidi (Titans), Andile Phehlukwayo (Dolphins), Kagiso Rabada (Lions), Tabraiz Shamsi (Titans), Rassie van der Dussen (Lions), Lizaad Williams (Titans). Article by Ntsako Mkhari
Written by: Lindiwe Mabena