COLOMBO: Proteas captain, Temba Bavuma, has been ruled out of the remainder of the white ball
series in Sri Lanka after a freak accident resulted in a fractured right thumb.

The incident took place during the first One-Day International (ODI) at the R. Premadasa
International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. Bavuma took a direct blow to the thumb during the
26th over of play.

He was attempting to avoid a fielder’s throw-in and was unfortunately struck on
the right thumb. He subsequently retired hurt two overs later due to persistent discomfort.
Scans have indicated a fracture and Bavuma will return to South Africa as soon as possible to consult
a specialist.

The timelines for return to play will be defined subsequent to that.
Keshav Maharaj will take over his role as captain in the ODI series and the National Selection Panel
will meet to determine the T20 captain.

The Proteas are 1-0 down in series after a 14-run loss to the hosts. The second match will take place
on Saturday, 04 September.

Proteas ODI series in Sri Lanka Schedule
Saturday, 04 September 2nd ODI (D/N) R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium
Tuesday, 07 September 3rd ODI (D/N) R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium

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