South Africa captain Temba Bavuma has been ruled out of the remainder of the Sri Lanka tour with a fracture to his right thumb.
Keshav Maharaj will captain South Africa in ODIs. Bavuma was injured during the first ODI at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium last evening.
Bavuma took a direct blow to the thumb during the 26th over of play. He was attempting to avoid a fielder’s throw-in and was unfortunately struck on the right thumb.
He subsequently retired hurt two overs later due to persistent discomfort.
Scans have indicated a fracture and Bavuma will return to South Africa as soon as possible to consult a specialist.
The timelines for return to play will be defined subsequent to that.
South Africa selectors are expected to meet shortly to determine the T20 captain.
Sri Lanka is leading the series 1-0 after beating the Proteas by 14 runs in the series opener yesterday.
The second match will take place at the same venue tomorrow.