“I had a good batting session today and I am definitely improving by the day,” said the 31-year-old Langa-born Bavuma at his captain’s media conference in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
“My hand is getting stronger and I am getting a lot more comfortable with it, and tomorrow will be the first time I am having a live net session facing bowlers.”
Facing fast bowlers for the first time in over a month is always going to be challenging for any batter, and Bavuma is no different.
He said he is going through mixed emotions ahead of Friday’s net session but is happy with his grip on the bat.
“What I am trying to get out of it is to get comfort with my hand and with what I can do, and I guess make peace with what I can’t do.”
Bavuma was hit on his right thumb during the first of the drawn three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka in Colombo in September and subsequently missed the three-match T20 series, which the Proteas won 3-0. However fears that he was not going to be fit for the World Cup have now been laid to rest.