Temba Bavuma ruled out of third T20I against Australia
South African batsman Temba Bavuma has been ruled out of the third T20I against Australia. He is also missed the first two T20I after sustaining a hamstring injury.
The 29-year-old has played no part in the ongoing series after sustaining a hamstring injury while fielding in the final match against England at Centurion.
“Bavuma was diagnosed with a right hamstring strain on Monday, while Klaasen sustained a right hip injury during the team’s warm-up session ahead of the T20I series opening match against Australia in Johannesburg on Friday evening,” Cricket South Africa (CSA) said in a statement.
Meanwhile Heinrich Klaasen has recovered from the hip injury and is fully fit. Klaasen’s return could push Hendricks out of the playing eleven. Vn der Dussen might go as opener in the coming match.
The three-match T20I series between South Africa and Australia is leveled at 1-1.
Aussies won the first T20I match by 107 at Johannesburg. However, the hosts bounced back and defeated Australia by 12 runs in the second T20I.
The Proteas will take on Australia in the series decider later in the day.
South Africa T20 squad:
Quinton de Kock (captain, wicket-keeper), Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Pite van Biljon, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Jon-Jon Smuts, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Bjorn Fortuin, Anrich Nortje, Dale Steyn, Heinrich Klaasen.