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.
Batsman Temba Bavuma acknowledges South Africa will have to navigate challenging conditions in pursuit of a 149-run target on day three of the first Test against Pakistan at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Friday.
Faf du Plessis believes Temba Bavuma can fill AB de Villiers’ No 4 vacancy.
Dale Steyn, who was sidelined after the first Test against India, is struggling to play a part in the Test series against Australia.
Faf du Plessis and Temba Bavuma played positively to stretch the Proteas’ lead to 379 at lunch on day four in Potchefstroom. JON CARDINELLI reports.
Faf du Plessis has revealed why he’s staying at No 5, and why Temba Bavuma is set to continue his role at No 4.
Temba Bavuma’s 46 after being promoted up the order is SAcricketmag.com’s Play of the Day.
Temba Bavuma, in at No 4, got to 30 as he steered the Proteas to 93-3 by tea on day two at Old Trafford.
Dean Elgar says that Temba Bavuma adapts to match situations better than anyone in the Proteas batting lineup.
Temba Bavuma scored 52, as the Proteas were bowled out for 175 on day three, trailing England by 178 runs.