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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 245d

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
ODI1312249911349.9056887.851242480
T20I212025017227.83407123.0901431290
FC15626233850218037.121633852.031544107437880
List A10288112493117*32.37300183.0731019425270
T20968614222810430.941777125.371818553420
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test475966111/291/2961.003.8196.0000
ODI13------------
T20I21------------
FC1562350032572/342/3446.423.9071.4000
List A1021340---8.00-000
T2096------------
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Rassie van der Dussen and Temba Bavuma finished off the job for South Africa
Temba Bavuma is solid in defence
Temba Bavuma defends
Temba Bavuma and Wiaan Mulder do some stretching during South Africa's warm-ups
Mission accomplished: Temba Bavuma and Dean Elgar shake hands after completing South Africa's chase
Temba Bavuma and Dean Elgar congratulate each other after sealing South Africa's win