South Africa’s limited overs captain Temba Bavuma was injured during the Sri Lanka tour. Due to this, there were speculations of a setback for the African team in the T20 World Cup team. But the medical team had predicted his recovery before the World Cup, which has proved to be correct. Bavuma is now fit and is ready to take charge of the upcoming T20 World Cup squad. This will strengthen the team.Also Read – No Clear Contenders For T20 World Cup: Muttiah Muralitharan
Wabooma suffered a thumb injury during the Sri Lankan tour. Bavuma told ICC Cricket.com, my injury is improving. I am feeling better now. On Friday, I practiced in the nets for the first time since the injury. I am excited that now I have started batting slowly and I am also improving my game. Also Read – Ramiz Raja said – Pakistan will host the Asia Cup 2023, the decision under the chairmanship of Jay Shah
Bavuma’s re-entry in the XI could turn out to be a new selection headache for South Africa. In Bavuma’s absence, Reeza Hendrix was batting with Quinton de Kock at the top of the order and Aiden Markram is batting at No. Also Read – T20 World Cup 2021: “UAE’s favorable conditions will help Pakistan”
With Bavuma likely to make a comeback as an opener, the Proteas will have to make a tough decision as to whether to move Hendrix and Markram down a spot or take out one of them.
Bavuma said, “My role is very clear to me. I will bat on top. If I get a chance to come at number three, I will play at that position. Reeza has batted very well in the top order. He said, but I will probably open with de Kock and see who fits in the middle order.
South South Africa will play their first warm-up match against Afghanistan on 18 October and will start the T20 World Cup campaign on 23 October.