Temba Bavuma
Personal information
Full name Temba Bavuma
Born 17 May 1990 (1990-05-17) (age 30)
Langa, Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Middle-order Batsman
International information
National side South Africa
Test debut (cap 320) 26 December 2014 v West Indies
Last Test 30 March 2018 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 117) 25 September 2016 v Ireland
Last ODI 22 October 2017 v Bangladesh
ODI shirt no. 11
Domestic team information
Years Team
2008–2015 Gauteng
2009–2017 Lions
2017–present Cape Cobras
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 24 1 106 72
Runs scored 1,106 113 5,584 1,607
Batting average 31.60 113.00 37.47 29.21
100s/50s 1/8 1/0 12/28 2/6
Top score 102* 113 162 113
Balls bowled 90 416 3
Wickets 1 7 0
Bowling average 51.00 37.71
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/29 2/34
Catches/stumpings 10/– 1/– 51/– 16/–
Source: CricInfo, 26 December 2017

Temba Bavuma (born 17 May 1990 in Langa, Cape Town, Cape Province) is a South African cricketer who plays for Cape Cobras at domestic level and for South Africa at Test level. He is the first black African cricketer to make a Test century for South Africa. Brought up in the intense cricket culture of Langa - Bavuma, Thami Tsolekile and Malusi Siboto are all from the same street - Bavuma was educated at South African College Junior School in Newlands, and St David's Marist Inanda High School in Sandton. He is chiefly a test player and regarded as a gritty, classical mid-order batsman and excellent fielder, as well as a useful part-time medium-pace bowler.

International career

Bavuma made his Test match debut for South Africa against the West Indies on 26 December 2014.

On 5 January 2016, Bavuma became the first black cricketer to make a Test century for South Africa. This was an unbeaten 102 at Cape Town in the 2nd Test of the 2015/16 series against England.

He made his One Day International (ODI) debut for South Africa against Ireland on 25 September 2016 and scored his maiden ODI century.

Bavuma took his first Test wicket against Australia on 7 November 2016.

In May 2017, he won the Award of Excellence at Cricket South Africa's annual awards.

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