Guwahati ∙ The South African fans are against the inclusion of the South African captain Temba Bavuma in the playing eleven, who has been consistently losing after leaving out brilliant players like Heinrich Klaasen and Reesa Hendricks. Apart from South African fans, former player Makhaya Ntini also came out to criticize the star.
Temba Bavuma was dismissed for zero in both the T20Is against India. 3 runs scored from 8 balls in the third Twenty20. Temba Bavuma’s batting was to push South Africa into defense as they set out to beat India’s target of 238 runs in Guwahati Twenty20. The player who made the first over maiden was dismissed on the seventh ball he faced.
Dinesh Karthik, who came out after Suryakumar was run out in the 19th over against South Africa, scored 17 runs off 7 balls, and the South African fans argue that the Bavuma team is a burden. Critics say that Bavuma’s innings wrote South Africa’s fate in the match in Guwahati and the player should be replaced. Critics also say that the gap between India and South Africa was seven balls straight between Karthik and Bavuma.
Bavuma has played 27 Twenty20 matches for South Africa and scored a total of 562 runs. 23.42 Avg. Strike right 117.82. The player who plays as an opener has managed to score only one half-century. Critics also point out that Bavuma’s strike rate in Powerplay is less than a hundred. South African fans also want Heinrich Klaasen, who has scored four fifties in the last 5 innings, to replace Bavuma.
David Miller who scored a century (106 not out in 47 balls, 8 fours, 7 sixes) and opener Quinter de Kock who scored a half century (69 not out in 48 balls, 3 fours and 4 sixes) reduced the weight of South Africa’s defeat in the Twenty20 in Guwahati. De Kock-Miller combined for 47 for 3 in the 7th over and put on an unbeaten partnership of 174 runs off 92 balls for the 4th wicket. 151 runs scored in the last 10 overs!
English Summary: Fans expresses concerns over Temba Bavuma’s form