Player Profile

Temba Bavuma
South Africa
Born May 17, 1990 ( 30 Yrs )
Birth Place Cape Town, Cape Province
Height
Known As
Player Role Batsman
Player Bat Style Right Handed Bat
Player Bowl Style Right-arm medium

Career Information - Teams

South Africa, Lions, South Africa A, South African Invitation XI, Joburg Giants, Cape Cobras, Durban Heat, Northamptonshire, Jozi Stars


ICC Rankings

TEST ODI T20
Batting
Bowling
All Rounder

Profile

Temba Bavuma isn't the most eye-catching batsman going around, but despite his limitations, he has grown into a useful Test player for South Africa. The diminutive right-hander possesses a solid defence and can be a tough cookie to dislodge.

Bavuma was mentored by Geoffrey Toyana - a former South Africa first-class cricketer - and made his first class debut for Gauteng in 2008. Just after three seasons, he was signed up by the Lions. He had a good second season and his consistent performances, led to him being made the vice captain of the team in 2013-14.

Having been in the top run-getters list for consecutive seasons, Bavuma finally got a chance for the national team when he was named in the squad for the West Indies Test series towards the end of 2014. He didn't have the best of starts as he scored 10 and 15 in his debut Test. However, he impressed skipper Amla with a half-century when he got his next chance in the middle of 2015 in Bangladesh.

The home series against England in late 2015 - early 2016 proved to be a breakthrough one for Bavuma as he solidified his place in the team with a ton at Cape Town. However, following this series, there's always been some criticism of Bavuma that he doesn't quite kick on from a start. He sparkled with a couple of half-centuries later in the year in Australia without converting them into anything substantial, failed miserably against a visiting Sri Lanka, and then again showed some form in New Zealand with a couple more half-centuries.

In England, in mid-2017, the entire South Africa batting line-up struggled. Bavuma didn't really stand out either, but he did manage a respectable average of over 31 during the four Tests. While his career graph hasn't quite taken the desired upturn, there's plenty of promise there.

The career graph has remained a flat line as Bavuma has struggled to make the upward move. He still has a lone Test hundred and his average hovers around the early 30s. Even after the retirement of AB de Villiers and Amla, Bavuma has failed to take the next step but the management still believe him as he was named the vice captain of the Test side.

By Cricbuzz Staff


Career

TEST debut vs West Indies at St George's Park, Dec 26, 2014
Last TEST vs England at The Wanderers Stadium, Jan 24, 2020
ODI debut vs Ireland at Willowmoore Park, Sep 25, 2016
Last ODI vs Australia at Boland Park, Feb 29, 2020
T20 debut vs India at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Sep 18, 2019
Last T20 vs England at SuperSport Park, Feb 16, 2020

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
ODI 6 6 0 335 113 55.83 363 92.29 1 0 1 30 4
T20 5 5 1 199 49 49.75 146 136.3 0 0 0 16 5
Test 40 67 7 1845 102 30.75 3818 48.32 1 0 13 235 4
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
ODI 6 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0
T20 5 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0
Test 40 5 96 61 1 29/1 29/1 3.81 61 96 0 0
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0