Temba Bavuma

Temba Bavuma Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | September 18, 2023

Date of Birth

17 / May / 1990





Temba Bavuma Full Biography, Height, Weight, Age, Family, & More

Temba Bavuma is a famous South African Cricketer. He is currently the captain of the South African cricket team in white-ball cricket. He is also South Africa’s vice-captain in Test Cricket. Bavuma is a right-handed batter renowned as the first black African cricketer to make a Test century for his country, South Africa. He is also the first to captain the side. He is also the second South African Cricketer to score a century on his ODI debut. In September 2016, he scored 113 runs against Ireland.

TEMBA BAVUMA born on 17th May 1990 is the first permanent black captain of the South African cricket team. With astonishing right-handed batting, he also proved his potential for medium-pace bowling manifesting everyone with his all-rounder skills. He is picked in Gauteng’s cricket squad for the 2021-2022 cricket season in South Africa.


Temba Bavuma was born to his father, Vuyo Bavuma, and his mother, Phumza Bavuma. Apart from his parents, his other family members have stayed away from the media limelight.

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Early Life

Temba was born in the Langa town of Cape Town province in South Africa Vuyo Bavuma (father) and Phamza Bavuma (mother). Cricket was the sport that was mostly played in his region and a player like Thami Tsolekile also emerged from the same streets. Temba was a cricket aficionado from childhood and astonished his senior with his batting skills.


He completed his early schooling at South African College Junior School, Newlands while he completed his high school education at St David’s Marist Inanda a boy’s high school in Sandton.

School Name St David’s Marist Inanda High School in Sandton
University Name South African College Junior School
Educational Qualification Graduated

Professional Life

In the below section, we have added details about his professional life. You will also get a school name, college name, educational qualifications, and other related information here. He started his career on 26 December 2014 in a test match South Africa vs. West Indies. The main profession is South African Cricketer (Batsman).

Cricket Career

Temba started playing domestic cricket in the year 2008 and he got a chance to play first-class cricket for the first time so let’s see about Temba Bavuma’s Domestic Cricket debut & career.

First-Class debut

He made his debut in first-class cricket on 2 October 2008 against the E. Province team and has played 160 FC cricket matches so far, in which he has scored 8796 runs with the help of 15 centuries and 46 half-centuries.

List A debut

At the same time, he made his List A debut on 5 October 2008, playing against the Gauteng domestic team, and he has got the chance to play 110 List A cricket matches so far, in which he has scored 2732 runs with the help of 4 centuries and 10 half-centuries.

T20s debut

At the same time, he made his debut in T20s cricket on 2 October 2011 while playing against the Griq West domestic team and he has got the chance to play 96 T20s cricket matches so far in which he has scored 2228 runs with the help of one century and eight half-centuries.

Temba Bavuma Career Statistics

Batting and Fielding

FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Test 51 87 11 2612 102* 34.36 5460 47.83 1 19 325 5 26 0
ODI 19 18 2 722 113 45.12 877 82.32 2 2 59 5 17 0
T20I 25 24 3 562 72 26.76 466 120.60 0 1 50 13 11 0
FC 160 270 33 8796 180 37.11 17004 51.72 15 46 1108 37 91 0
List A 110 96 11 2732 117* 32.14 3339 81.82 4 10 214 26 36 0
T20 100 90 15 2289 104 30.52 1836 124.67 1 8 192 54 0


FORMAT Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Test 51 5 96 61 1 1/29 1/29 61.00 3.81 96.0 0 0 0
ODI 19 1 37 22 0 3.56 0 0 0
T20I 25
FC 160 23 500 325 7 2/34 2/34 46.42 3.90 71.4 0 0 0
List A 110 2 40 26 0 3.90 0 0 0
T20 100

Net Worth

The exact estimate of Temba Bavuma’s net worth is unknown to the general public. He has not revealed it to the public. However, in 2023, media outlet Sports Unfold estimated his worth to be between $8 million to $10 million. According to them, his career as a cricket player is his primary income source.

Check more details on Wikipedia

Temba Bavuma Century


Why Temba Bavuma is Captain

is something that can be debated. They won a T20 World Cup with Lasith Malinga as captain, and he was handed the reins in the first place because the regular captain Dinesh Chandimal was done in by a slow over-rate penalty and then couldn’t regain his place in the side.

Temba Bavuma Batting


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Body Measurements Not Yet Update
Birth Place Langa Cape Town South Africa
Children Not Yet Update
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 162 CM
Height In Meter 1.62 M
Nationality South African
Parents Father: Vuyo Bavuma
Mother: Not Known
Profession Cricketer
Siblings Not Yet Update
Spous Phila Lobi
Weight 65 Kg
141 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Taurus


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