• Bavuma out, Verreynne in as Proteas bowl first

    Temba Bavuma has not recovered from a hip injury, with Kyle Verreynne and Keegan Petersen set for their Test debuts against the West Indies.

    Prior to the start of the first Test in St Lucia, West Indies opted to bat first after winning the toss.

    The big news was the inclusion of Verreynne after Bavuma failed to prove his fitness in time, while Keegan Petersen will bat at No 3 after Faf du Plessis has stepped away from the red-ball format.

    South Africa XI: 1 Aiden Markram, 2 Dean Elgar (c), 3 Keegan Petersen, 4 Rassie van der Dussen, 5 Kyle Verreynne, 6 Quinton de Kock (wk), 7 Wiaan Mulder, 8 Kagiso Rabada, 9 Keshav Maharaj, 10 Lungi Ngidi, 11 Anrich Nortje.

    West Indies XI: 1 Kraigg Brathwaite (c), 2 Shai Hope, 3 Nkrumah Bonner, 4 Kyle Mayers, 5 Jermaine Blackwood, 6 Roston Chase, 7 Joshua Da Silva (wk), 8 Jason Holder, 9 Rahkeem Cornwall, 10 Kemar Roach, 11 Jayden Seales.


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    Craig Lewis