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6 Mar 2021
5:35 am

Bavuma deserves a fair chance as Proteas captain


Many will question if Bavuma is the correct man to lead the national team when his own place is far from secure, despite some consistent performances of late.

Temba Bavuma. (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

What Proteas batsman Temba Bavuma lacks in stature, he backs up with bags of courage. It’s this tenacity, coupled with a strong skill set and leadership qualities that saw the 30-year-old Highveld Lions skipper named the national limited-overs captain this week. Dean Elgar will lead the Test team. Director of cricket Graeme Smith, himself a former national captain, said they were impressed with Bavuma’s leadership and handed him the captaincy armband for T20s and one-day internationals for two years – a period that includes three World Cups. ALSO READ: Proteas captaincy job too much for one person – Smith South...