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Bavuma to miss World Cup warm ups

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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.

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.

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

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