Temba Bavuma and Dean Elgar to steer South Africa’s limited-overs and Check sides respectively


Bavuma has been named the limited-overs skipper.

Temba Bavuma
Temba Bavuma. (Picture by Dan Mullan/Getty Pictures)

Cricket South Africa have introduced Temba Bavuma and Dean Elgar as the brand new captain of the Proteas limited-overs and Check groups respectively. With this determination, Bavuma will change into the primary everlasting black captain of any South African cricket workforce. This information comes as a little bit shock after Quinton de Kock was named the captain of the workforce after the 2019 Cricket World Cup. 

Temba Bavuma will likely be taking up from De Kock, who was handed over the duty after Faf du Plessis had stood down from captaincy in early 2020. There was an attention-grabbing flip in occasions so far as the captaincy of South Africa is anxious. De Kock was named the captain of the ODI and T20I format initially however needed to be elevated quickly. De Kock is at present on a psychological well being break.

After Du Plessis stop Check captaincy, De Kock was named the captain within the longest format as nicely as a result of there wasn’t anybody out there. That was a U-turn taken by Cricket South Africa, after its Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith had clearly stated that De Kock could be their limited-overs captain solely. Nonetheless, De Kock’s Check captaincy was going to be short-lived, because it was a brief resolution to which the South Africa board leaned over. 

Bavuma is anticipated to steer South Africa into the T20 World Cup 2021

Bavuma’s appointment because the limited-overs captain can also be shocking, contemplating the truth that he has simply performed six ODIs and eight T20Is. He wasn’t even within the body of limited-overs XIs till early 2020. Nonetheless, Bavuma has expertise of main and lately he captained Highveld Lions to a victory within the CSA T20 Problem 2021, which was held in Durban.

Bavuma is anticipated to hold the South African workforce because the captain within the two back-to-back T20 World Cups, one in all which will likely be performed later this yr in India. Alternatively, Dean Elgar’s elevation to Check captaincy was lengthy due. He had been seemed upon as du Plessis’ successor however surprisingly not picked to steer when Faf stop the position. 

He’s a longtime member of the Proteas Check workforce having performed necessary roles for the aspect over the previous few years. The Check workforce has had underwhelming performances over the previous couple of years, however with a brand new skipper in cost, they’d hope to turnaround that. 

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