• Fit-again Bavuma set to lead Proteas

    Proteas limited-overs captain Temba Bavuma has recovered well from his finger dislocation and is expected to lead the team in the upcoming T20I series against the West Indies.

    The Proteas T20I squad arrived safely in the Caribbean, having completed their mandatory quarantine during the second Test match against the West Indies in St Lucia and have moved on to Grenada.

    The team underwent Covid-19 PCR testing upon arrival in Grenada and Cricket South Africa (CSA) reported that the entire travelling party has returned negative results.

    The first of five T20Is will take place on Saturday, with the second on Sunday.

    Team update: 

    • Bavuma is fit again and in line to lead the team in the upcoming T20I series.
    • Assistant coach Enoch Nkwe has returned and will resume his role following family responsibility leave. Mandla Mashimbyi has returned to South Africa along with the rest of the Test squad.
    • Wiaan Mulder has been retained for the T20I team as replacement for Dwaine Pretorius, who unfortunately tested positive for Covid-19 in the team’s pre-departure testing in South Africa. He is not symptomatic and is doing well and following the stipulated protocols. The CSA medical team is keeping in close communication with him to ensure his overall well-being.
    • Beuran Hendricks has also been absorbed into the T20I squad as cover ahead of the tour.

    Proteas T20I squad to the West Indies

    Temba Bavuma (captain, Central Gauteng Lions), Quinton de Kock (Northerns), Bjorn Fortuin (Central Gauteng Lions), Beuran Hendricks (Western Province), Reeza Hendricks (Central Gauteng Lions), Heinrich Klaasen (Northerns), George Linde (Western Province), Sisanda Magala (Central Gauteng Lions), Janneman Malan (Boland), Aiden Markram (Northerns), David Miller (KwaZulu-Natal Coastal), Wiaan Mulder (Central Gauteng Lions), Lungi Ngidi (Northerns), Anrich Nortje (Eastern Province), Andile Phehlukwayo (KwaZulu-Natal Coastal), Kagiso Rabada (Central Gauteng Lions), Tabraiz Shamsi (Northerns), Rassie van der Dussen (Central Gauteng Lions), Kyle Verreynne (Western Province), Lizaad Williams (Northerns).

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    Craig Lewis