Temba Bavuma has been signed by the Sunrisers Eastern Cape for the remainder of their SA20 campaign.
Bavuma went unsold at the SA20 auction last September after a poor year for the Proteas in the shortest format. In 12 matches, he made 134 runs at an average of 13.40 and a strike rate of 95.71.
As a result, Bavuma’s base price of R850,000 was considered too high by the six SA20 franchises.
However, the 32-year-old has been snapped up by the Sunrisers for the second half of the SA20 following scores of 36, 109 and 35 for the Proteas in the recent ODI series against England. Those runs came at a strike rate of 114.64.
According to News24 Sport, Bavuma’s agency, Roc Nation, played a significant role in securing the deal for him.
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🚨 Our Sunrisers Eastern Cape family just got bigger & better! 🔥
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— Sunrisers Eastern Cape (@SunrisersEC) February 2, 2023