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Temba Bavuma
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Temba Bavuma

South Africa|middle-order batsman
Temba Bavuma

INTL CAREER: 2014 - 2021

Full Name

Temba Bavuma

Born

May 17, 1990, Cape Town, Cape Province

Age

30y 329d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Playing Role

Middle order batsman

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*32.26439647.71152594200
ODI99044811349.7749291.051241460
T20I8812494935.57187133.150020760
FC15325630828118036.641594051.951542104236850
List A988592442117*32.13292583.4831019325250
T20837413197610432.391557126.911716248390
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test445966111/291/2961.003.8196.00000
ODI9------------
T20I8------------
FC1532350032572/342/3446.423.9071.40000
List A981340---8.00-000
T2083------------
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Temba Bavuma and Keshav Maharaj celebrate a wicket
Temba Bavuma reacts in the field
Temba Bavuma and David Miller put together a century stand
Temba Bavuma struggled initially but picked the pace later on
South Africa limited-overs captain Temba Bavuma lobs the ball to Kagiso Rabada
Temba Bavuma walks back for 1 in his first match as South Africa captain