Temba Bavuma Biography
Temba Bavuma was born on 17 May, 1990 in Cape Town, Cape Province). He is a South African cricketer who plays for Cape Cobras in domestic level and for South Africa in Test level. He is the first black African cricketer to make a Test century for South Africa. 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.
Still on Temba’s domestic profile, he made his debut in 2008 in Gauteng against Eastern Province. Batting in the middle order, he made four runs in the first innings in which he batted, briefly partnering teammate Dane Vilas to his first-class best score. He made his franchise debut for the Lions in the 2010/11 season. In the Supersport Series, he made 242 runs in 4 matches at an average of 60.50 in this first season, including a 124* against the Knights, which earned him a man of the match. In his second Super-sport season in 2011/12, he made 637 runs at an average of 53.08. This was enough for him to place 11th in the top run scorers.
Bavuma made his Test match debut for South Africa against the West Indies on 26 December 2014. On 5 January 2016, he 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.
He made his wards as Man of the Match during the match of SA against Ireland in 2016.