‘New’ Bavuma listens to the voice, not the noise

‘New’ Bavuma listens to the voice, not the noise

Temba Bavuma (C) of the bizhub Highveld Lions on the attack during the CSA T20 Challenge final match between bizhub Highveld Lions and Warriors at Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on May 05, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Gordon Arons/Gallo Images)

And it’s led to the ‘pigeonholed’ Proteas stalwart potentially making a deserved if somewhat unexpected T20 international debut.

Temba Bavuma admits that his first call-up to the Proteas’ T20 squad was still a surprise, even when it really shouldn’t have been. The diminutive middle-order stalwart had already expressed way back in 2016 that he wanted to make a bigger mark in limited overs cricket, a process that only really caught flame last season. 2018/19 was indeed the season where Bavuma, the Highveld Lions skipper, proved the pigeonholers wrong. ALSO READ: It turns out free-spirited Quinny is a ‘quiet’, philosophical captain In five innings in the One-day Cup, he averaged 53 and scored his 212 runs at a strike...




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