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Temba Bavuma
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Temba Bavuma

South Africa|Middle order batter
Temba Bavuma

INTL CAREER: 2014 - 2022

Full Name

Temba Bavuma

Born

May 17, 1990, Cape Town, Cape Province

Age

31y 253d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Playing Role

Middle order batter

TEAMS

From the same street in Langa, a township outside Cape Town, where Thami Tsolekile and Malusi Siboto were raised, came Temba Bavuma. Unlike the wicketkeeper-batsman and medium-pacer, Bavuma is a specialist batsman and the first black African batsman picked in South Africa's Test squad.

Without the advantage of height or power, Bavuma's game is built on finesse and patience and has been since he moved up country for secondary school at St David's Marist College in northern Johannesburg. Bavuma combined playing for his school with a commitment to Soweto Cricket Club, where he was mentored by Geoffrey Toyana from a young age.

At 18, he made his first-class debut for Gauteng and three seasons later was playing in the franchise team, Lions. His sound technique, particularly off the back foot, helped him average over 45 in his second summer and he also demonstrated a temperament beyond his years. Bavuma established himself as part of the Lions leadership group, and was named their vice-captain in 2013-14.

Bavuma played for South Africa A after finishing as the fifth-highest run-scorer in the 2012-13 season and followed that up by ending sixth in 2013-14. He was called up to the Test squad to play West Indies at the end of 2014.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test4779112318102*34.08479448.351172915230
ODI1615265211350.1575985.9022544150
T20I212025017227.83407123.0901431290
FC15626233850218037.121633852.031544107437880
List A10591112646117*33.07319282.8941020625340
T20968614222810430.941777125.371818553420
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test475966111/291/2961.003.8196.0000
ODI16------------
T20I21------------
FC1562350032572/342/3446.423.9071.4000
List A1051340---8.00-000
T2096------------
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Photos


South Africa celebrate clean sweeping India 3-0
Temba Bavuma flicks one away
Tabraiz Shamsi celebrates a wicket with Temba Bavuma
Temba Bavuma nearly goes off balance
Temba Bavuma anchored the innings with a century
Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen led South Africa's fightback