IND vs SA: Temba Bavuma, the Proteas’ limited-overs captain, has expressed his desire to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Moreover, he hopes to lead one of the teams in the marquee event at some point in the future.
After Quinton de Kock stood down as South Africa’s white-ball captain, Bavuma was selected as the skipper. He will captain his country in the next five-match T20I series against India. The series will kick-start from June 9 onwards.
Bavuma has established himself as a consistent batter in all formats. In a Test match against the West Indies, he made his international debut. Since then, he has never looked back and has emerged as a landmark performer for the protease.
He has scored 2612 runs in 51 Test matches since making his debut. He has also scored 722 runs in 19 ODIs and 501 runs in 21 T20I matches. The ability to deliver in every format is a rare thing to accomplish. even for seasoned veterans. Bavuma emerged as a captaincy candidate due to his continuous performance for the team. It will be intriguing to see how far he can go in his stint as skipper.
IND vs SA: Bavuma Talked about His Aim to Play in the IPL and Stated His Desire to Lead a Team
“I would like to play there (in the IPL). The stronger my performances, the more realistic the opportunity becomes. I’ve also developed this fantasy of captaining a team,” Bavuma told Cricket Monthly.
The 32-year-old admitted that he had no idea where his desire to lead a team hails from. He asserted his desire to have that same experience. However, he noted that before that can happen, he needs to join a team first.
Prior to the first game, the Bavuma-led team arrived in Delhi. On June 9 (Thursday), the match will take place at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. India will look to extend their winning streak to 12 T20Is and set a new world record. Meanwhile, South Africa will prepare to face the world’s best T20I team and end their winning streak.
The last time the two teams played was in a three-match Test series and three-match ODI series. Both series were won by South Africa in 2-1 and 3-0, respectively.
In the recently ended IPL 2022, many players from the South African and Indian squads were impressive. During their time in the league, the protease players were really remarkable.
Some of the players who participated in the IPL included Kagiso Rabada, Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, Anrich Nortje, and Marco Jansen, among others. Furthermore, they will appear in the upcoming series. Bavuma also gave his thoughts on these players’ tournament performances.
IPL 2022: Bavuma Expressed His Delight at Seeing Some of the South African Players in the IPL
IPL 2022: “It’s nice to see some of our guys doing well,” Bavuma said. He talked about Kagiso approaching the record of being the fastest to reach 100 wickets. He claimed that it’s a proud thing to achieve.
The Protease skipper also spoke about Marco Jansen, who performed brilliantly. In his own words, Alden and the younger players, including Dewald Brevis, did well. According to him, Brevis is an exciting prospect for cricket. He stated that it was nice to see the guys playing in the IPL.