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Elgar leads from the entrance in Proteas warm-up, however injured Bavuma dominates headlines once more



Dean Elgar. (Photograph by Albert Perez/Getty Photos)

One other sequence, one other Temba Bavuma harm cloud.

Whereas the Proteas loved some respectable batting follow on the opening day of a four-day warm-up match in opposition to a Cricket Australia XI in Brisbane on Friday, the main focus stays squarely on the diminutive right-hander.

Having been afforded an prolonged break from the sport following the chastening T20 World Cup marketing campaign, Bavuma had been anticipated to realize some useful time within the center earlier than the beginning of the three-Check sequence in opposition to the Aussies beginning subsequent week.

Nevertheless, a recurrence of the elbow harm that dogged him for 3 months earlier this yr prompted group administration to not let him bat within the first innings.

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“I do not know the medical background of it, however it’s the elbow harm he is had earlier than,” stated Check skipper Dean Elgar, who was the star on day one with a fluent 109.

“It got here proper after which he simply jarred it once more slightly bit.”

For now, the South Africans are hoping he can bat within the second dig.

“I am not too involved simply but,” stated Elgar.

“He is the one man that wants time within the center and hasn’t had that of late. It is clearly one thing that is been talked about at size, however we simply want to offer him one of the best alternative to exit and get some instances within the center and make himself obtainable for the primary Check.

“Behind the scenes we’re doing every part to get him prepared and I do know he is champing on the bit to get on the market. We all know how a lot he loves enjoying for South Africa and he is one in every of our most strong batters within the format.”

On the sector, Elgar anchored the primary a part of the Proteas’ innings earlier than Kyle Verreynne, recent off a double hundred in first-class cricket, compiled a serene, unbeaten 76 off simply 86 and located a great ally in Keshav Maharaj, who made a 47-ball 34.

The Proteas will resume on 335/7. 

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