|Temba Bavuma Quick Info|
|height||5 feet 4 inches|
|Date of birth||17 May 1990|
|Husband or wife||phyla lobic|
Temba Bavuma is a South African professional cricketer who has represented his country in all 3 formats of the game (Test, ODI and T20I) as a middle-order batsman. In March 2021, cricket south africa (the governing body for the sport in the country) appointed him as the captain of South Africa in the ODI and T20I formats. Around the same time, he was also appointed the vice-captain of South Africa in the Test match format. In the South African domestic circuit, he has played for Lions (2008-09-present) and cape cobra (2017-18) in all 3 formats. In MSL (Mzansi Super League), he has played for Durban Heat (2018) and joji stars (2019). A rare occurrence in modern cricket, Temba has also played domestic cricket outside his country, representing Northamptonshire County Cricket Club (2019) in England.
name at birth
Langa, Cape Town, Western Cape Province, South Africa
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Temba had participated South African College Junior School, a semi-private English-medium institution in Newlands, Cape Town. He later also studied St. David’s Marist High SchoolA private English-medium Roman Catholic preparatory school for boys in Inanda, a suburb of Johannesburg.
- father – Vuyo Bavuma
- Mother — Fumza Bavuma
- siblings – Fila Bavuma (sister). He also has a younger brother.
He is represented by Roc Nation Sports, RocNation’s sports division, Full Service Management and Entertainment Company, New York City, New York, United States.
right hand medium
middle order batter
- 11 – Test matches, One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I), Durban Heat (MSL)
- 9 – Northamptonshire County Cricket Club (English domestic cricket)
5 feet 4 inches or 162.5 cm
67 kg or 147.5 lbs
girlfriend / spouse
Temba has dated –
- phyla lobic (2018-Present) – Temba married Fila Lobi on August 26, 2018 in a private ceremony in Franschhoek, famous as the culinary capital of South Africa.
Caste / Ethnicity
He is of South African descent.
- toned physique
- friendly smile
- sport a thick beard
Temba is sponsored by –
- new Balance
- Business Nation (Financial Services Company)
Facts of Temba Bavuma
- Temba was born and raised in Cape Town’s Langa Township, one of several areas in South Africa that were designated for black Africans before the apartheid era. Future South African international cricketer Thami Solekile grew up on the same street as Temba.
- In January 2016, when he scored an unbeaten 102 in a Test match against England, he became the first black African cricketer to score a century in a Test match for South Africa.
- He scored 113 runs in his ODI debut against Ireland in September 2016. This made him only the second South African cricketer to score a century on ODI debut.
- In May 2017, he won the ‘Award of Excellence’ cricket south africaAnnual Awards Ceremony.
- When he was appointed the captain of South Africa in the ODI and T20I formats in March 2021, he became the first black African player to be selected as the permanent captain of the South Africa senior national cricket team.
Featured image by Temba Bavuma/Instagram