South Africa's Temba Bavuma is bowled by India's Mohammed Shami during the fifth day of the first cricket test match against India in Visakhapatnam, India in October 2019. Photo: AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.

JOHANNESBURG – Standard Bank Proteas batsman, Temba Bavuma will miss out on the first Test match against England after sustaining a Grade 1 hip flexor muscle strain which was revealed by scans on Thursday.

He will remain in the Proteas camp and begin his rehabilitation program with the team’s medical staff with the goal of returning to play within seven to 10 days.

The first Test match is scheduled to take place at SuperSport Park in Centurion from 26 to 30 December 2019. A decision on a possible replacement will be made at the conclusion of the South Africa A and CSA Franchise Four-Day matches that are taking place this weekend.

Cricket South Africa Chief Medical Officer, Dr Shuaib Manjra said;

“Temba Bavuma presented with clinical features of a left hip flexor strain. A scan done yesterday confirmed a Grade 1 strain of one of the hip flexor muscles. Temba will commence his rehabilitation program with a goal of returning to play in 7 to 10 days’ time.”

Proteas batsman Temba Bavuma sustained a Grade 1 hip flexor muscle strain. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Proteas batsman Temba Bavuma sustained a Grade 1 hip flexor muscle strain. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Standard Bank Proteas Test squad: 

Faf du Plessis (Momentum Multiply Titans, capt), Temba Bavuma (Imperial Lions), Quinton de Kock (Momentum Multiply Titans), Dean Elgar (Momentum Multiply Titans), Beuran Hendricks (Imperial Lions), Keshav Maharaj (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Pieter Malan (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Aiden Markram (Momentum Multiply Titans), Zubayr Hamza (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Anrich Nortje (Warriors), Dane Paterson (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Andile Phehlukwayo (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Vernon Philander (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Dwaine Pretorius (Imperial Lions), Kagiso Rabada (Imperial Lions), Rudi Second (Warriors), Rassie van der Dussen (Imperial Lions). 

Management:

Mark Boucher (Head Coach), Enoch Nkwe (Assistant Coach), Khomotso Masubelele (Team Manager), Justin Ontong (Fielding Coach), Tumi Masekela (Strength and Conditioning Coach), Craig Govender (Physiotherapist), Prasanna Agoram (Performance Analyst), Sipokazi Sokanyile (Media Manager), Zunaid Wadee (Security Manager), Jacques Kallis (Batting Consultant), Charl Langeveldt (Bowling Consultant).    

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