South Africa look up to Temba Bavuma to regain lost glory

Temba Bavuma
Temba Bavuma. Photo courtesy of Cricket ke Diwane - Live Update/

Temba Bavuma is fast becoming a highly important player in what is a new looking South African cricket team. The middle order batsman played some crucial innings in the recently concluded test series against India at home and then scored a brilliant ton in the first ODI against them at Paarl.

Credited as the first black captain of the South African cricket team, Temba Bavuma has shared his thoughts with Betway about his captaincy responsibility, his game, and other things.

There is no doubt that the Proteas have been undergoing a massive transition with quite a lot of established players fading away and newer players trying to fill up their big boots. Temba Bavuma seems to be trying his best to ensure that South Africa continues to be competitive despite losing several quality players.

The South African cricket board certainly has a lot of faith in Bavuma as he was made the skipper of the ODI and T20 teams despite having little experience at the international level.

Temba Bavuma
Temba Bavuma. Photo courtesy of Cricket ke Diwane – Live Update/

Speaking to Betway’s Adam Drury, Bavuma said: “It wasn’t something that I was expecting. There was obviously anxiety and fear as to how I was going to take the team forward to new heights.

“The journey is still young with the white-ball teams, I must say. But I’ve enjoyed it so far.”

Bavuma disclosed that his team wants to be counted among the best again and the way they defeated India in the test series, the players surely look determined to achieve the past glory.

The South African ODI skipper added: “We’re desperate to build on that Test series win because India have generally had the better of us in recent years. They’ve got some of the best players on the planet who are likely to go well in all conditions.

“We understand the cricketing rivalry between the sides. These are series you want to be involved in and opponents you want to test yourselves against.”