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Temba Bavuma hits lean patch. Selection worry?

Postby howzdat » Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:13 pm

He was last 'bowled' out almost a year ago; since when being out to catches has been his most frequent manner of dismissal. I get the feeling that he needs to develop more 'confidence' in his defense, especially when he is unable to pierce the infield and score boundaries. Tighten-up.
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Temba Bavuma back to some form?

Postby howzdat » Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:18 am

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 1st Test: New Zealand v South Africa at Dunedin, Mar 8-12, 2017

Temba Bavuma made 64 - second best score - in a total of 308 all out. It's his first test half century after 5 disappointing innings. He now averages 30 in tests which is below par for a player of his ability and promise. Good to see him back in the runs but, as a keen observer of his performances, I look for him to press on to his second test century sometime in the not too distant future.
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Temba Bavuma back to some - but not top - form!

Postby howzdat » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:49 am

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2nd Test: New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Mar 16-20, 2017

This could almost be a carbon copy of the previous one.

At the end of the day 2 South Africa were 349 for 9 in reply to New Zealand's 268. Temba Bavuma made 89 - second best score. Again the hope is that this half century, following on from a similar achievement in the previous test, signals a greater consistency to his batting performances,

Good to see him back in the runs but, as a keen observer of his performances, I still look for him to press on to his second test century sometime in the not too distant future.
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Re: Temba Bavuma

Postby mikesiva » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:05 am

Bavuma played an important role in South Africa winning the second test in new Zealand.
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Cobras sign up Bavuma for 2017-18 season

Postby howzdat » Sat May 06, 2017 3:43 am

FIRDOSE MOONDA on cricinfo.com writes Cobras sign up Bavuma for 2017-18 season
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Temba Bavuma misses out on Saffers England Tour?

Postby howzdat » Fri May 19, 2017 4:26 pm

I could not see his name in any of the squads. Ah well, if he has indeed missed out then this is a setback but not the end of the world. Keep on keeping on Temba!
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Bavuma scores 59 & 21 at Lords in the 1st Test v England

Postby howzdat » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:16 am

South Africa tour of England, 1st Test: England v South Africa at Lord's, Jul 6-10, 2017

At lunch on day three South Africa 323/8 (95.0 ov) in reply to England 458.

In what South Africa will rightfully regard as a disappointing reply Bavuma's 59 is thus far the top score; from the team perspective one hundred and fifty nine would have more like the requirement but well done nonetheless. South Africa are on the back foot in this game but a draw is still possible.

Trailing by 97 on first innings Bavuma then top scored with 21 in a debacle of an innings by South Africa who were all out for 119 to lose the match by 211 runs! Am certain that he would have wanted to perform much, much better.
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Re: Temba Bavuma

Postby mikesiva » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:57 am

Vernon Philander is a black South African cricket player. This week the media has found him guilty in a trial by speculation for playing cricket while black. Until 1991, and the end of apartheid, playing cricket for South Africa’s national team while black was impossible – irrespective of the sporting talent of the player involved.* Although he may now play for South Africa, Philander and black players like him are consistently reduced to their races and denied the dignity of their humanity by the South African media, which frames every dip in their form within a narrative of unearned, racially motivated placement within the Protea squad. Most recently, unsubstantiated claims have surfaced that racially motivated intervention ensured Philander a place in the World Cup semi-final, where his performance was mediocre.

This one-dimensional commentary is a common occurrence in South African cricket. Players as prolific as Hashim Amla (now South Africa’s Test captain) and Makhaya Ntini (South Africa’s first black African player and third highest wicket taker of all-time) were both summarily dismissed by many media commentators as ‘quota’ players or politically forced selections at the time of their debuts due to slow career starts (a fact which the white liberal media that dominates cricketing commentary and analysis now prefers to ignore). This was after selectors had been applauded by the very same media for ‘standing by’ Jacques Kallis through his famously poor introduction to international cricket.

The media has, however, found consistency in its ability to apply racial double-standards.

Philander, says Peter Bruce writing on the Business Day on 27 March without any need for evidence, was, despite his pedigree, not physically fit to play in the World Cup semi-final. Therefore the decision to play him ahead of Kyle Abbott (a white player) was possibly “tipped by political [reasons]” and thus “stupid”. This is notwithstanding the fact that Abbott himself several days before the game acknowledged that he remained an outsider for a place in the team for the semi-final.

http://africasacountry.com/2015/04/play ... ile-black/
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