Proteas wait on injured duo
South Africa appear set to begin their World Twenty20 campaign without skipper Faf du Plessis and spearhead Dale Steyn due to injury.
Du Plessis is rated only as a "50-50" chance to play in the Proteas' opener against Sri Lanka on Saturday while Steyn is still struggling with the hamstring problem he sustained during the third Test against Australia.
Neither player was selected for South Africa's final warm-up match against Pakistan on Wednesday.
Steyn "mildly aggravated" his hamstring earlier this week in a warm-up match against Bangladesh A. The right-armer managed just 2.2 overs before he was forced off the field.
Du Plessis' diagnosis appears even less optimistic as he also battles a hamstring injury that requires "extensive treatment".
A statement from Cricket South Africa (CSA) said a decision on their fitness would be made shortly before Saturday's match.
"Steyn has been assessed as having mildly aggravated his previous hamstring strain sustained during the Test match against Australia two weeks ago," the CSA statement read.
"He will continue to receive treatment from the physiotherapist to give him the best chance of recovery for the opening match.
"Du Plessis remains a 50-50 chance for the opening match following his hamstring strain.
"The medical team is cautious of rushing him too soon because of the explosive nature of T20 cricket and the back-to-back schedule of fixtures. He will continue to receive extensive treatment and rehab to give him the best chance of regaining full fitness for the opening match.
"A call on Steyn and Du Plessis's availability for the opening match will only be made on Saturday afternoon before the match."
Should Du Plessis fail to prove his fitness it is likely that Proteas one-day international skipper AB de Villiers will take over the captaincy against Sri Lanka in Chittagong.
South Africa's second match of the tournament is against New Zealand next Monday.