Sport 24 – Centurion – Temba Bavuma has been released from the Proteas Test squad and will return to the Cape Cobras for One Day Cup duty.
- Centurion – Temba Bavuma has been released from the Proteas Test squad and will return to the Cape Cobras for One Day Cup duty.
- Bavuma has not featured in this Indian Test series so far, losing his place due to AB de Villiers’ return to five-day cricket and Faf du Plessis’ recovery from injury after the Boxing Day Test against Zimbabwe.
- With the third Test in Johannesburg starting on January 24, Bavuma is also likely to turn out for his franchise on Friday when they host the Highveld Lions in Paarl.
- Bavuma was considered largely unlucky to have lost his place in the Test side, but somebody had to go and the nuggety right-hander’s numbers made it an easy decision.
- His only Test century came against England at Newlands back in January 2016 and since then, despite playing a number of crucial innings for his side, Bavuma has not been able to cash in and score big runs.