Temba Bavuma (born 17 May 1990) is a South African professional cricketer who currently captains the South African national team in limited overs (One Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals) cricket. He is also the vice-captain of the South African national cricket team in Test cricket. He was the first black African cricketer to score a Test century for South Africa and captained the first team. Bavuma became only the second South African cricketer to score a century on ODI debut, scoring 113 against Ireland in September 2016. He is also South Africa’s first permanently appointed black captain.
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Raised in Langa’s intense cricket culture – Bavuma, Thami Solekile and Malusi Siboto all lived in the same street – Bavuma was educated at the South African College Junior School in Newlands and Marisot Inanda at St David’s, a boys’ high school. School in Sandton.
Bavuma made his Gauteng debut in 2008 against Eastern Province. Batting in the middle order, he scored four runs in the first innings in which he batted, briefly equaling teammate Dane Vilas for his best first-class score.
Bavuma made his franchise debut for the Lions in the 2010/11 season. In the SuperSport series, he scored 242 runs in 4 matches at an average of 60.50 in this first season, including 124* against the Knights, which won him the Man of the Match. In his second SuperSport season in 2011/12, he averaged 53.08. He scored 637 runs. That was enough to finish 11th among the highest run scorers. In 2012/13, he was now the 5th highest scorer in the Sunfoil series, but averaged 31.58. In 2013/14, he again scored 714 runs at an average of 39.66, which saw him 6th in the Sunfoil Series scorers list. For his franchise, he scored an unusually high conversion rate of 50 to 100, six 100s and five 50s in SuperSport and Sunfoil series cricket.
This performance has seen him win five matches for the South Africa A cricket team so far. The first was against Sri Lanka A in Durban in July 2012. He also played a match against Ireland during the team’s tour of the country in August of that year. He could not make a significant contribution in either of those two matches. His next appearance for the A team was in South Africa in the series between South Africa A and the Indian and Australian A teams. He faced Australia once and India twice. His best performance was 65 in the s
econd match of the innings defeat against the Indians. He was included in the Gauteng squad for the 2015 Africa T20 Cup.
In May 2017, Bavuma announced that he was switching franchises to join the Cape Cobras ahead of the 2017–18 season. In September 2018, he was named in Gauteng’s squad for the 2018 Africa T20 Cup. In October 2018, he was named in Durban Heat’s squad for the first edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament. In September 2019, he was named in the Jozi Stars team squad for the 2019 Mzansi Super League tournament. In April 2021, he was named in Gauteng’s squad ahead of the 2021–22 cricket season in South Africa.
Bavuma made his Test debut for South Africa on 26 December 2014 against the West Indies.
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Mitchell Starc bowls to Bavuma during the third Test between Australia and South Africa at Adelaide Oval in 2016
On 5 January 2016, Bavuma became the first black cricketer to score a Test century for South Africa. He scored an unbeaten 102 in Cape Town in the 2nd Test of the 2015/16 series against England.
Bavuma made his One Day International debut for South Africa against Ireland on 25 September 2016 and scored his maiden ODI century.
Bavuma took his first Test wicket against Australia on 7 November 2016.
In May 2017, Bavuma won the Award of Excellence at Cricket South Africa’s annual awards.
In August 2019, Bavuma was named in South Africa’s T20 International (T20I) squad for the series against India. He made his T20 debut for South Africa on 18 September 2019 against India.
In March 2021, Bavuma was named as South Africa’s limited-overs captain, taking over from Quinton de Kock. By appointing him as the permanent captain of South Africa, he became the first black African player to be appointed as the permanent captain of South Africa.
On 24 July 2021, in the third T20 against Ireland, Bavuma scored his maiden T20 half-century, scoring 72 off 51 deliveries before being dismissed by Barry McCarthy. In September 2021, Bavuma was named as the captain of South Africa’s squad for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
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