Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan 22 (ANI): In a major blow to South Africa, middle-order batsman Temba Bavuma has been ruled out of the third and final Test of the three-match series against India due to a fractured finger.
The 27-year-old sustained a fracture in his right finger during a domestic one-day cup clash on January 17 and, now he would remain sidelined for at least three to four weeks to recover fully.
However, Bavuma will continue to be a part of the Test squad, with the national selectors opting not to name his replacement, ESPNcricinfo reported.
Meanwhile, Bavuma is expected to recover in time for the four-match Test series against Australia, starting March 1 at the Kingsmead Cricket Ground in Durban. (ANI)