Temba Bavuma’s performances in the Test series against Pakistan prove why he is a crucial cog in the Proteas’ batting unit, writes KHALID MOHDIN.
Highveld Lions captain Temba Bavuma is happy with his side’s progress after day two of their 4-Day Franchise Series match against log-leaders the Cape Cobras in Paarl.
Ottis Gibson says Temba Bavuma is still in their ODI plans.
Faf du Plessis believes Temba Bavuma can fill AB de Villiers’ No 4 vacancy.
Temba Bavuma has been appointed as captain of the Highveld Lions for the 2018-19 season in all formats.
Temba Bavuma says he wants to bat in the No 4 position, the vacancy left open after AB de Villiers’ retirement.
Temba Bavuma says he is not fazed by critics who don’t think he deserves his spot in South Africa’s Test side.
Australia were left in tatters and staring a heavy defeat in the face when they closed day two of the fourth Test on 110-6, still 378 behind the Proteas’ first offering.
Temba Bavuma was cruelly denied his second career hundred, being left stranded on 95 when South Africa were bowled out for 488 on day two at the Wanderers.
In January of 2016, Temba Bavuma became the first black cricketer to score a century for South Africa when he made an unbeaten 102 at Newlands.
Temba Bavuma, who became a hero for the disadvantaged by becoming the first black African to score a Test century for the Proteas, is spreading his net wider.
Theunis de Bruyn is on high alert for a place in the third and final Test against India, which starts on Wednesday.
A devastating top-order batting performance gave the Cape Cobras an eight-wicket win over the hapless Knights in their One-Day Cup match at Newlands.
Temba Bavuma has been removed from the Proteas squad to play for the Cobras in the Momentum One-Day Cup.
Proteas star Dale Steyn was not missed as the South African XI cut through the Zimbabweans in their day-night warm-up match in Paarl.