T20 World Cup 2022: Temba Bavuma Was Ready to Lead South Africa Secure a Win Against Zimbabwe


T20 World Cup 2022: At the Bellerive Oval in Hobart, South Africa played Zimbabwe in the tournament’s 18th game. It served as the sixth Super 12 encounter. Zimbabwe celebrated a historic occasion since they played in their first Super 12 match after writing history by advancing to the next round.

South Africa is in excellent shape, and their bowling team is a particularly potent force. In the practice match against New Zealand, where the Kiwis were eliminated for just 98 runs in the first innings, the bowlers once again displayed their promise.

The Proteas bowlers were undoubtedly ready to present a challenge for the Zimbabwean hitters. De Kock took on the Zimbabwean bowlers and gave his team the ideal start by accumulating fast runs.

Kagiso Rabada, one of the Proteas unit’s most trustworthy players in the bowling department, was ready to get job done. Alas, the match ended in no result due to rain. Zimbabwe scored 79/5 in 9 overs and South Africa scored 51 runs in 3 overs before the match was called off.

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T20 World Cup 2022: Temba Bavuma Was Ready to Lead South Africa Secure a Win Against Zimbabwe
T20 World Cup 2022: Temba Bavuma Was Ready to Lead South Africa Secure a Win Against Zimbabwe

Temba Bavuma, the captain of South Africa, declared himself healthy and ready to lead his team against Zimbabwe. He was excited to get going but rain washed away his plans.

Given his underwhelming performance in the shortest format of the game and the fact that he wasn’t purchased in the player auction for South Africa’s ambitious SA 20 T20 league, Bavuma’s position has come under intense criticism.

He has lately missed the last two ODIs against India in India due to injury as well. Both the T20I and ODI series were defeated by South Africa 2-1. Keshav Maharaj and David Miller led the Proteas after Bavuma was ruled out due to illness following the first one-day match.

But he claims that he is now prepared and eager to guide the team at the finals. “I’m doing fine. I was unwell the last week in India, which kept me from working. I was still healing when I arrived in Australia, but I’ve since moved past that.”

At the pre-match press conference on Sunday, Bavuma told the reporters. He added “I’ve had a few workouts in the net and I’m feeling good ahead of the next few days and weeks.

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T20 World Cup 2022: Every Game Matters – Temba Bavuma

Zimbabwe was the opponent of South Africa in the opening game. Despite winning 3 of their 5 games, the Proteas were heartbreakingly ousted from the group stage of the 2021 T20 World Cup owing to net run rate.

Regarding the Zimbabwe game, Bavuma stated. “I think the biggest lesson from the last World Cup is that every game counts. Of course, you want to give it your best shot. But keep an eye on your run rate and net run rate at all times.

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