15 Facts About Temba Bavuma


Temba Bavuma was the first black African cricketer to make a Test century for South Africa and the first to captain the side.

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Temba Bavuma is only the second South African cricketer to score a century on ODI debut, scoring 113 runs against Ireland in September 2016.

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Temba Bavuma made his debut in 2008 in Gauteng against Eastern Province.

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Temba Bavuma did not make a significant contribution in either of those two matches.

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Temba Bavuma's best performance was a 65 in the second match of an innings defeat against the Indians.

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Temba Bavuma was included in the Gauteng squad for the 2015 Africa T20 Cup.

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

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On 5 January 2016, Temba Bavuma became the first black cricketer to score a Test century for South Africa.

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

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

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

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Temba Bavuma made his T20I debut for South Africa, against India, on 18 September 2019.

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In March 2021, Temba Bavuma was named as the captain of South Africa's limited over side, taking over the captaincy from Quinton de Kock.

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On 24 July 2021, against Ireland in the third T20I, Temba Bavuma scored his maiden T20I half-century, scoring 72 off 51 deliveries before being dismissed by Barry McCarthy.

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In September 2021, Temba Bavuma was named as the captain of South Africa's squad for the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup.

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