Proteas will monitor Bavuma fitness “daily” ahead of World Cup semi final

Written by on 14 November, 2023

By Ayanda Nyuswa

Proteas coach Rob Walter says the medical team will monitor Temba Bavuma’s fitness daily as they approach the much anticipated ICC Cricket World Cup semi final against Australia on Thursday. The Proteas captain is in a race against time to prove his fitness, after picking up a Hamstring injury in South Africa’s five wickets win over Afghanistan in Ahmedabad last week.

On Sunday Cricket South Africa said Bavuma showed an “improvement overnight” and was being monitored by the medical team after picking up the Hamstring strain. Bavuma was spotted in the Proteas optional training session on Monday, where he was seen doing some running drills and batting on the field. The Langa born batter has had an underwhelming tournament so far in India, with 35 runs being his highest score in seven Innnings, with a batting average of 20.71. He has also missed two matches due to illness and the Hamstring injury provides the latest set back for him in the tournament. Rob Walter has continued to back his captain, and says he will give him every chance to represent his country in the semi finals.

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