AB de Villiers and Quinton de Kock are on track to be fit for the Proteas’ first Test against Australia, starting on 1 March, while captain Faf du Plessis and Temba Bavuma are doubtful for the start of the series.
Chris Morris and Dale Steyn make their return to multi-day cricket after lengthy injury absences for the SA Invitation XI to play Zimbabwe in a three-day day/night tour match at Boland Park from December 20 to 22.
A brief look at the congested nature of South Africa’s ODI and T20 program in February – nine matches – will tell you that Temba Bavuma might have a serious shot at playing more white-ball cricket for the Proteas soon.
The Cape Cobras ignited and united by a preseason period of 11 weeks, will be bolstered by the return of two international stars, Temba Bavuma and Vernon Philander, when they embark on their tour to the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn.
The Cape Cobras’ chances of returning to their trophy-hugging ways have received a substantial boost with the news that the 26-year-old Proteas batsman Temba Bavuma will be returning to his Cape Town roots in 2017/2018.