Temba Bavuma appointed as South Africa’s Test captain ahead of West Indies series; steps down from T20 leadership

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    Temba Bavuma has been appointed as the new Test captain for the South Africa national cricket team. Earlier, the test side was led by Dean Elgar for 17 games, which included nine wins, seven losses, and a tie.

    Temba Bavuma appointed as the new Test captain for South Africa

    Ahead of the upcoming West Indies series, the new captain for South Africa’s international test team has been declared. The 32-year-old Temba Bavuma will also lead the ODI side beside the Tests. However, he’s stepped down as the T20 skipper. 

    The decision to step back as the captain of limited overs might be due to South Africa’s poor performance in the last two World Cups. Bavuma will take over the testing responsibility following Elgar’s decent show as the captain, where he helped his team win against India. However, they lost against England and Australia. 

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    Following South Africa’s poor performance in the last two series, there might be some suggested changes in the squad. Some of the reports also suggest JP Duminy might join the side as the batting coach. 

    West Indies series coming up for South Africa

    After a win against England in the 3-match ODI series, South Africa is all set to take on the Caribbeans in their upcoming series at Bavuma’s leadership. The visitors are also coming after a series win against Zimbabwe 1-0. 

    England could defeat the Proteas in only one match in that series. In the second game, Bavuma was the star as he thrashed a match-winning knock of 109 off 102 balls. He’s now all set to lead his team in the test against the West Indies, scheduled to start on 28th February.

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