All About Temba Bavuma’s Life: Vital Insights

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 Temba Bavuma is a South African cricket player who now plays for the Cape Cobras in the local league. He came into the world in Cape Town on May 17, 1990. Bavuma made history when he became the first black African to score a hundred in a Test match for his country. The 2016 Proteas tour of Australia was a great chance to see how explosive he is on the field and how good his part-time medium-pace bowling is. According to cricket news platforms, he is also the captain of the team in Twenty20, a faster version of the game.


In 2008, Bavuma played his first game for Gauteng against Eastern Province. In the 2010–11 season, he played for the Highveld Lions, a team based in Johannesburg. His consistent play over a few seasons, along with the openings left by the departures of Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis and the continued injury of AB de Villiers, led to a well-deserved call-up to the Test squad.

The Beginnings

Bavuma went to South African College Junior School in Newlands and St. David’s Marist Inanda, a boys high school in Sandton. He learned about cricket from the same people who raised cricket stars Thami Tsolekile and Malusi Siboto.

Domestic career

In 2008, Bavuma played his first game for the Gauteng team against Eastern Province. He hit in the middle of the lineup, and he and another player, Dane Vilas, scored four runs together in the first inning.

In the 2010–11 season, Bavuma played his first game for the Lions. In his first year in the Supersport Series, he had an average of 60.50 and scored 242 runs over 4 games, including an unbeaten 124 not out against the Knights that earned him the man of the match award. During the 2011–12 season, he competed in Supersport for the second time. He did 637 laps, with an average lap time of 53.08 seconds. With this number, he finished the season as the 11th best player in terms of how many runs he made. In 2012/13, he only scored an average of 31.58 points per game, which was good enough for fifth place in what is now called the Sunfoil Series. After doing well in 2012/13, he did even better in 2013/14, scoring 714 runs at an average of 39.66 to finish sixth on the Sunfoil Series run-scorers list. [10] With six hundreds and five fifties in the Supersport and Sunfoil series, he has a very high rate of turning 50s into 100s for his franchise.

Because of how well he played, he has been on the South Africa A team for five games. The first time was when they played Sri Lanka A in Durban, South Africa, in July 2012. In August, when the A team went to Ireland, he also played against Irish teams. In both games, he didn’t change the outcome in a big way. After that, he played for the A team in a series of games in South Africa between the South Africa A team and the Indian and Australian A teams. Once against Australia and then again against India. His best game was when he scored 65 runs in the second game of a losing series against the Indians. He was chosen to play for the Gauteng team in the 2015 Africa T20 Cup.

International career

Bavuma played his first Test for the South African national team against the West Indies on December 26, 2014. When Bavuma hit a hundred in a Test match for South Africa on January 5, 2016, he made history. In the second match of the series against England in 2015–16, he scored 102 runs without being out.

Bavuma played his first ODI for South Africa on September 25, 2016, and he scored a hundred. He went into bat with Quinton de Kock because Hashim Amla was at the birth of his child and couldn’t play. Bavuma was the second South African player to score a century in his first ODI, and he got the “player of the match” award for his work.

On November 7, 2016, Bavuma took his first Test wicket against Australia. In May 2017, Bavuma was given the Award of Excellence at the Cricket South Africa Awards. In August 2019, South Africa’s Twenty20 International (T20I) team played a series against India. Bavuma was on that team. On September 18, 2019, he played his first T20I for South Africa against India.

Rise to Greatness

His success as a cricket star may have come from how he played in Supersport season matches. During his second year in Supersport, he ran 637 times and averaged 53.08, which put him in 11th place all-time. In 2012/13, he only scored an average of 31.58 points per game, which was good enough for fifth place in what is now called the Sunfoil Series. After doing well in 2012/13, he did even better in 2013/14, scoring 714 runs at an average of 39.66 to finish sixth on the Sunfoil Series run-scorers list.

Bad Times

After an inconsistent 2017 tour of England, AB de Villiers took Bavuma’s middle-order spot. He hasn’t been able to get it back, especially since South Africa has decided to play only five specialist batsmen, a wicketkeeper, and two all-rounders.

Club Career

He used to play for the Johannesburg Lions, but now he plays for the Cape Cobras, which is based in Cape Town.

Captaincy, since 2021

On March 4, 2021, Bavuma took over as captain of the South African limited-overs team from Quinton de Kock.

He was the first black African player to be named South Africa’s permanent captain. When he got the job, he made history. Bavuma’s first game as captain was against Pakistan at home. After getting hurt in the third ODI, he couldn’t play in any of the T20Is.

Bavuma made history on July 24, 2021, when he scored 72 runs off 51 balls in the third Twenty20 International before Barry McCarthy took him out. He hurt his right thumb while batting for South Africa in the first of their ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka in September. He had to leave the game because of this. Bavuma had to have surgery, but by October 2021, he was well enough to lead South Africa at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Even though South Africa won 4 of their 5 games, they were eliminated from the tournament in the group stage because they had a lower net run rate than the other teams.

The Proteas played five Twenty20 Internationals in India in June 2022. Bavuma hurt his elbow in the fourth game. Even though South Africa tied the series, he didn’t get to play for them when they went to England later that year. Bavuma missed the last two ODIs of that year’s trip to India because he was sick. In four T20Is and ODIs, he scored a total of eight runs. In 2022, Bavuma led South Africa to win the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

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