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Temba Bavuma
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Temba Bavuma

South Africa|Middle order batter
Temba Bavuma

INTL CAREER: 2014 - 2021

Full Name

Temba Bavuma

Born

May 17, 1990, Cape Town, Cape Province

Age

31y 69d

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
Test447382097102*32.26439647.701152594200
ODI1211146111346.1051589.511241480
T20I161614107227.33323126.9301371080
FC15325630828118036.641594051.951542104236850
List A10187102455117*31.88294883.2731019325270
T20918213213710430.971693126.221817951410
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test445966111/291/2961.003.8196.00000
ODI12------------
T20I16------------
FC1532350032572/342/3446.423.9071.40000
List A1011340---8.00-000
T2091------------
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Photos


Temba Bavuma and Reeza Hendricks put together a century stand
Temba Bavuma goes for the scoop
Tabraiz Shamsi goes to his captain Temba Bavuma to get congratulated
Temba Bavuma fell for a duck in the first over
Temba Bavuma plays one fine on the on side
Temba Bavuma clips off the pads