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New Zealand v South Africa, 2nd Test, Wellington, 2nd day

Bavuma, de Kock follow through on Hobart promise

Mar 17, 2017: Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock complement each other perfectly. They take pressure off each other because Bavuma knows de Kock will keep the scoreboard moving and de Kock knows Bavuma will show the caution required at the other end

Firdose Moonda in Wellington

New Zealand v South Africa, 2nd Test, Wellington, 2nd day

De Kock, Bavuma fashion crucial lead

Mar 17, 2017: A 160-run partnership between Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma led South Africa's dominant recovery from 94 for 6 to end the second day with a lead of 81 in Wellington

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

South Africa in New Zealand 2016-17

Bavuma prepares for the de Villiers challenge

Mar 14, 2017: Knowing he might be the likely man to make way when AB de Villiers returns to Test cricket, Temba Bavuma is keen to get his form back and his numbers up

Firdose Moonda in Wellington

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin

History against New Zealand despite strong home record

Mar 7, 2017: ESPNcricinfo previews the first Test between New Zealand and South Africa in Dunedin

The Preview by Andrew McGlashan

South Africa in New Zealand 2016-17

Bat, ball, keeper, spinners: how South Africa and New Zealand stack up

Mar 6, 2017: It's the No. 3 side versus the No. 5, so, in rankings at least, there is not much between the two sides

Andrew McGlashan

South Africa in New Zealand 2016-17

De Villiers and Guptill take their leave of absence

Mar 5, 2017: AB de Villiers led the run charts and Martin Guptill recovered from a hamstring injury to play perhaps his best innings. But neither of them will feature in the upcoming three-Test series

Firdose Moonda

Sunfoil Series 2016-17

Narrow win moves Lions off bottom place

Feb 5, 2017: Lions leapfrogged Warriors at the foot of the table after winning a tight game at Buffalo Park

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

SA attack feasts on weaknesses, but Bavuma form a concern

Jan 15, 2017: It quickly became a one-sided series as South Africa made the most of home advantage. ESPNcricinfo assesses those who took part

Firdose Moonda

Sri Lanka in South Africa, 2016-17

'We want to play an expansive brand of cricket'

Jan 15, 2017: Coach Russell Domingo talks about South Africa's recovery from the slump they fell into in 2015-16, and what he expects from the coming year

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day

Bavuma, the mouse who needs to roar

Jan 13, 2017: With AB de Villiers nearing a return to fitness, there's an obvious candidate to make way in South Africa's Test middle order. But, inevitably, there's a catch

Firdose Moonda at Johannesburg

Test batting nominees

Masters blasting (and grinding)

Jan 10, 2017: Fierce, measured and everything in between: all in our shortlist of the best Test batting performances of 2016

Alagappan Muthu

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

Bavuma the bowler waiting in the wings

Dec 31, 2016: Batsman Temba Bavuma has been busy practising his seamers this season. And that might come in handy given the quick turnaround between South Africa's Boxing Day and New Year Tests

Firdose Moonda

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Hobart, 3rd day

A reassuring glimpse of South Africa's batting future

Nov 14, 2016: Despite their contrasting batting styles, Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock showed the temperament to spend time in the middle, underlining a key difference between the two sides

Firdose Moonda in Hobart

South Africa in Australia 2016-17

Little Bavuma's lion-hearted performance wins admiration

Nov 8, 2016: Temba Bavuma made a valuable fifty in the Perth Test, bowled useful overs to help ease the burden of Dale Steyn's absence, and then dismissed David Warner with one of the all-time great run-outs

Firdose Moonda in Perth

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 4th day

Bavuma swoops to lift South Africa's spirits

Nov 6, 2016: Just when Australia's openers were beginning to stretch a depleted bowling attack, Temba Bavuma came up with a moment of magic that reinforced South Africa's dominance at the WACA

Firdose Moonda in Perth

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 4th day

What can Bavuma do in 0.264 seconds?

Nov 6, 2016: Temba Bavuma's sharp reflexes and athleticism pulled off a run-out that could turn out to be match-defining

Firdose Moonda in Perth

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 1st day

South Africa outpaced on opening day

Nov 3, 2016: On a typical WACA pitch, Australia's fast bowlers outdid those of South Africa, who bowled far too short, far too often, to let David Warner race away to a quickfire fifty

Firdose Moonda in Perth

South Africa in Australia 2016-17

WACA similar to Wanderers - Bavuma

Nov 1, 2016: Temba Bavuma and Stephen Cook acknowledged the WACA's similarity to the pitch back home at the Wanderers, where they represent the Lions

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in Australia 2016-17

A history of heroes, and hope for the future

Oct 31, 2016: South Africa's recent history in Australia is excellent, and there is a quiet confidence among the youthful squad that they can continue the trend.

Firdose Moonda in Perth

South Africa v Ireland, only ODI, Benoni

Bavuma unsure about future as opener

Sep 25, 2016: Temba Bavuma congratulated the selectors for showing faith in his ability to open the batting after he became only the second South African to score a century on debut

Firdose Moonda
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