Guwahati ∙ South African fans are against giving up a place in the playing eleven to players like Temba Bavuma and Riley Rousseau, who have been losing continuously after leaving out great players like Heinrich Klaasen and Reesa Hendricks. Apart from the South African fans, former player Makhaya Ntini also came out to criticize the star.
Temba Bavuma was dismissed for nothing in both T20Is against India. Temba Bavuma’s knock was to push South Africa into defense as they sought to beat India’s target of 238 runs in the Guwahati Twenty20. The player who made the first over for a 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 South African fans are arguing that Bavuma’s team is a burden. Critics say Bavuma’s innings has written the fate of South Africa in the match in Guwahati and should be replaced by another player. Critics also say that the gap between India and South Africa between Karthik and Bavuma was seven straight balls.
Bavuma has played 27 Twenty20 matches for South Africa and has scored a total of 562 runs. 23.42 Ref. Right strike 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 overs, 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) eased South’s pressure Africa defeated in the Twenty20 in Guwahati. De Kock-Miller combined 47 for 3 in the 7th over giving an unbeaten partnership of 174 runs off 92 balls for the 4th wicket. 151 runs scored in the last 10 overs! Riley Russo, who had a chance in both matches against India, continues to perform poorly.
English Summary: Supporters are expressing concerns over Temba Bavuma’s form