WI vs SA T20s – Mulder replaces Covid-positive Pretorius for West Indies T20Is


Bavuma, who missed the Tests with a hip injury and then a dislocated finger, is expected to lead SA

South Africa allrounder Dwaine Pretorius has tested positive for Covid-19 and did not travel with the T20I squad to Grenada for their five-match series against the West Indies, which starts on Saturday. Pretorius is asymptomatic and is following stipulated protocols on recovery and eventual return to play. Wiaan Mulder was retained from the Test squad and will replace Pretorius for this series. Mulder has played one T20I for South Africa, against Pakistan in April. South Africa also have another seam-bowling allrounder in Andile Phehlukwayo.

The South African contingent has travelled from the Test venue of St Lucia to Grenada and has all returned negative Covid-19 test results.

On the injury front, white-ball captain Temba Bavuma, who missed the Test series first with a hip injury and then a dislocated finger, is responding well to treatment and is expected to lead the team from the first match.
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