Bavuma had suffered a hamstring injury during South Africa’s league match against Afghanistan in Ahmedabad last week. He left the field after nine balls of the first innings and returned four overs later, but limped while fielding, mainly at mid-on. He cautiously chased the balls and limped as he ran to talk to his players, but did not fire again, keeping in mind his role as leadoff hitter. If Bavuma had spent a lot of time off the field, he would have only been allowed to bat after the same amount of time had elapsed or until at least five batsmen had been dismissed, which he did not want to do as he seeks fitness. . To date, Bavuma has a top score of 35 in the tournament and scored 23 against Afghanistan.