Temba Bavuma’s wife, Phila Lobi, will be cheering him in the T20 world cup 2022 in Australia.
He got his education from a local school, but details about his higher education are missing right now. Bavuma attended St. David’s Marist Inanda, a Boy’s High School in Sandton and the South African College Junior School in Newlands.
Bavuma had loved the sport since childhood and dreamt of establishing his career in cricket. His first exposure came in 2008 when he got a chance to show his game skill in a state debut for Gauteng against Eastern Province. He is married, but he and his wife have yet to plan for a child, and fans hope that time comes soon.
In the 2010–11 season, he made his professional debut for the Johannesburg-based Highveld Lions. His consistent play throughout several seasons made him an excellent selection for the Test team.
Temba Bavuma’s Cricket Career So Far
On Boxing Day of 2014, Bavuma played his first Test for South Africa against the West Indies. He made history in the 2016 New Year’s Test in Cape Town by being the first cricketer of colour to score a century in a Test for his nation.
He scored 637 runs at an average of 53.08 during his second Supersport season in 2011–12, which ranked him 11th among all run scorers. He finished fifth in the now-renamed Sunfoil Series in 2012–13, with a worse average of 31.58. He scored a lot again in 2013–14, making 714 runs at an average of 39.66, which helped him move up to sixth place on the list of Sunfoil Series scorers.
He became a well-known cricket sensation because of his efforts in the Supersport season contests. In the second Test of the series against England, an undefeated total of 102 was recorded. On September 25, 2016, he played in his first ODI for South Africa against Ireland and notched his first ODI century.
He became the first-ever people of colour native to Africa to be named the side’s permanent captain when he was named South Africa’s permanent captain. Bavuma reached his first T20I half-century on July 24, 2021, against Ireland in the third T20I, scoring 72 off 51 deliveries before being removed by Barry McCarthy. Bavuma was chosen to lead South Africa’s team at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in September 2021.