Full Name

Temba Bavuma

Born

May 17, 1990, Cape Town, Cape Province

Age

32y

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
Test5187112612102*34.36546047.831193255260
ODI1918272211345.1287782.3222595170
T20I212025017227.83407123.0901431290
FC16027033879618037.111700451.721546110837910
List A11096112732117*32.14333981.8241021426360
T20968614222810430.941777125.371818553420
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test515966111/291/2961.003.8196.0000
ODI19137220---3.56-000
T20I21------------
FC1602350032572/342/3446.423.9071.4000
List A110240260---3.90-000
T2096------------
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Mehidy Hasan Miraz had Temba Bavuma lbw for 30
Temba Bavuma and Ryan Rickelton shared a crucial fourth-wicket stand
Temba Bavuma once again began his innings solidly
Simon Harmer and Temba Bavuma celebrate a wicket
Temba Bavuma is bowled for 93
Temba Bavuma drives through the covers