Temba Bavuma  Full Biography

Temba Bavuma Biography: The 5’4″ Langa-born right-hand batsman with a solid defensive technique named Temba Bavuma carrying the south African side on his shoulder single-handedly. After the retirement of legend cricketers Graeme smith and Jaques Kallis, Cricket South Africa desperately needed a player with strong and healthy technique. So Temba Bavuma is one who was perfectly suited for this spot. He came into the International circuit after scoring loads of runs in domestic cricket. He made his First-Class debut in 2008 where he scored 4 in the first innings and 180 in the second innings.

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Temba first receives his debut call to face West Indies in the Test series in 2014. However, he made his ODI debut in 2016 and T20I debut in 2019. He usually loves to bat longer in the innings and his improvisation throughout the innings is impressive. After de Kock left the captaincy, he was appointed captain for white-ball cricket which he performed his duties brilliantly. In his short career, he has established himself as the proper leader of the side.

Temba Bavuma Biography
Temba-Bavuma on the first one-day international (ODI) cricket match between South Africa and England at The Newlands Cricket Stadium in Cape Town on February 4, 2020. (Photo by RODGER BOSCH / AFP) Source The Stateman

Temba Bavuma  Basic Information 

  • Name: Temba Bavuma
  • Nickname: little master
  • Role: Batsman
  • Batting Style: Right-hand bat
  • Bowling Style: Right-arm medium

Temba Bavuma Physical Appearance

  • Height (approx.):  5’4″
  • Weight (approx.): 62 kg
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Hair Color: Black

Personal Life of Temba Bavuma 

  • Date of Birth: 17 May 1990
  • Age: 31 years
  • Birth Place: Langa, Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa[
  • Zodiac sign: Libra
  • Nationality: South African
  • School: St David’s Marist Inanda High School in Sandton
  • College: South African College Junior School
  • Educational Qualifications: N/A
  • Net Worth: $1.2 million approx.

  Temba Bavuma Family & Religion

  • Father: Vuyo Bavuma
  •  Mother: Phumza BavumaTemba Bavuma Biography
  • Brother:
  • Sister: N/A
  • Coach/Mentor:  Greame Smith
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Address: Langa, Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa

Cricket Career Of Temba Bavuma 

  • Test:  South Africa vs West Indies at Port Elizabeth – December 26 – 30, 2014
  • ODI: South Africa vs Ireland at Benoni – September 25, 2016
  • T20: India vs South Africa at Mohali – September 18, 2019
  •  Jersey Number:
  • Domestic/State Teams: South Africa, Lions, South Africa A, South African Invitation XI, Joburg Giants, Cape Cobras, Durban Heat, Northamptonshire, Jozi Stars
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  • Nature on the field: Calm.

Batting Career

Batting & Fielding
Format Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Test 51 87 11 2612 102* 34.36 5460 47.83 1 19 325 5 26 0
ODI 19 18 2 722 113 45.12 877 82.32 2 2 59 5 17 0
T20I 25 24 3 562 72 26.76 466 120.60 0 1 50 13 11 0
FC 160 270 33 8796 180 37.11 17004 51.72 15 46 1108 37 91 0
List A 110 96 11 2732 117* 32.14 3339 81.82 4 10 214 26 36 0
T20 100 90 15 2289 104 30.52 1836 124.67 1 8 192 54 44 0
Bowling
Format Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Test 51 5 96 61 1 1/29 1/29 61.00 3.81 96.0 0 0 0
ODI 19 1 37 22 0 3.56 0 0 0
T20I 25
FC 160 23 500 325 7 2/34 2/34 46.42 3.90 71.4 0 0 0
List A 110 2 40 26 0 3.90 0 0 0
T20 100

Source: Espncricinfo


Highlighted Records of Temba Bavuma 

  • He is the only black African cricketer to make a Test century for South Africa.
  • Bavuma is only the 2nd South African cricketer to score a hundred on his ODI debut, scoring 113 runs against Ireland.
  • He is South Africa’s only permanently appointed black captain in South African history.
  • Bavuma was named as the captain of South Africa’s squad for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup which was held in UAE.

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Temba Bavuma Preferences & Hobbies

  • Hobbies: Exploring Nature
  • Favorite Cricketers: Greame Smith
  • Favorite Sportspersons: J. Kallis
  • Favorite Food: Tuna Fish
  • Favorite Color: White

 Relationship Status Of Temba Bavuma

  • Marital Status: Married
  • Wife: Phila Lobi
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  • Marriage Date: N/A
  • Children: N/A

Temba Bavuma Awards and Recognitions

  •  Bavuma won the Award of Excellence at Cricket South Africa’s annual awards in 2017.

Controversies done by (Temba Bavuma )

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  • He was involved in dialogues exchange with Indian skipper Virat Kohli throughout the series during the India tour of South Africa in 2021-22.

The All Out Cricket Post Interview Of Temba Bavuma 


Lesser-Known Facts

  • N/A

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