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18 May 2021
A new dawn has begun in South Africa cricket with the newly appointed skipper Dean Elgar leading the side in the first Test against West Indies. The side has also handed debuts to Keegan Petersen and Kyle Verreynne, who have secured places in the squad on the basis of strong performances in domestic cricket.
The Proteas suffered a major blow before the start of the Test match as Temba Bavuma was ruled out of the game after failing the fitness test on his left hip.
On the other hand, the hosts West Indies also included a debutant Jayden Seales in the playing XI that also saw the return of Shai Hope.
The hosts’ captain Kraigg Brathwaite won the toss and elected to bat first but Anrich Nortje struck inside the first hour to send Hope back to the pavilion.