South Africa Worries about Temba Bavuma’s Fitness for ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Semi-Final

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South Africa’s captain Temba Bavuma may miss their semi-final against Australia due to a hamstring injury sustained during their last group game against Afghanistan. Bavuma left the field after nine balls but returned, limping as he fielded. He would not be allowed to bat if he spent significant time off the field, placing his opening batter role at risk. Despite scoring 35 runs in the World Cup before this game, Bavuma wanted to spend time in the middle and ran 11 singles at a leisurely pace. Bavuma’s partnership with Quinton de Kock was celebrated with an unusually long hug, but he was soon dismissed. If Bavuma is unable to play, Aiden Markram will captain South Africa and Reeza Hendricks will open the batting.

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