Cape Town - Reeza Hendricks has been called up to the Proteas' T20 team as cover following the injuries of Temba Bavuma and Heinrich Klaasen.
Bavuma was diagnosed with a right hamstring strain on Monday, while Klaasen sustained a right hip injury during the team's warm-up session ahead of the T20 series opening match against Australia in Johannesburg on Friday evening.
Hendricks joined the team on Saturday evening in preparation for the second fixture in Port Elizabeth today. Both Bavuma and Klaasen will continue to be treated and will be reassessed ahead of the start of the match which gets underway at 14:30.
Proteas T20 squad vs Australia:
Quinton de Kock (captain, wicketkeeper, Titans), Temba Bavuma (Lions), Faf du Plessis (Titans), Rassie van der Dussen (Lions), Reeza Hendricks (Lions), David Miller (Dolphins), Pite van Biljon (Knights), Dwaine Pretorius (Lions), Andile Phehlukwayo (Dolphins), Jon-Jon Smuts (Warriors), Kagiso Rabada (Lions), Tabraiz Shamsi (Titans), Lungi Ngidi (Titans), Bjorn Fortuin (Lions), Anrich Nortje (Warriors), Dale Steyn (Titans), Heinrich Klaasen (Titans).
- Cricket SA