Temba Bavuma could miss the first Test against Australia due to elbow injury
Temba Bavuma (Source: Twitter)
With just a week left for the all-important South Africa's three-match Test series against Australia, there are murmurs of an injury scare in the Proteas camp. The big news as of now is that right-hander Temba Bavuma's old elbow injury has reappeared, which is turning out to be a sort of concern.
Skipper Dean Elgar spoke about Bavuma's injury after he didn't came out to bat on the first day of the practice Test against CAXI. Elgar mentioned that the limited-overs captain needs to play in order to be fully available for the game.
Moreover, he iterated that the 32-year needs to be fit before he could participate in the game. Adding they would like to present him with the right chances before he makes a comeback.
“Hopefully he can bat in the second innings. We need him fit, he’s been one of our solid batters of late and having him in that middle order is vital for us, so hopefully he bounces back from his little interruption,
“He needs time in the middle, he hasn’t had that of late. We need to give him the best opportunity to get time in the middle and make himself available for that first Test."
South Africa will play the first Test against Australia beginning on 17th of December with the other two being the iconic Boxing Day and New Year Tests.