Aakash Chopra, a former Indian cricketer, thinks Temba Bavuma, South Africa’s captain, will be the team’s weakest link at the next T20 World Cup 2022.
Temba Bavuma, the captain of South Africa, continued his dreadful form against India in the three-match T20I series when he was dismissed for 3 (8) on Tuesday, October 4 in Indore.
Aakash Chopra on Temba Bavuma
For his dismal performance with the bat in the three-match T20 International series that the visitors lost 1-2, Temba Bavuma has come under fire.
Aakash Chopra emphasized that, in light of his recent dismal results in the format, Bavuma is not deserving of a berth in the team’s starting lineup. He claimed that as a captain and a batsman, the 32-year-old is a liability for the Proteas.
The former cricketer-turned-commentator stressed how it might not be best for the squad for one of Tristan Stubbs, Rilee Rossouw, or Reeza Hendricks to sit out in order to make room for Bavuma.
“Temba Bavuma as a captain, as a batter, is a weakness. I would like to apologize to him as I shouldn’t be saying this to an international player, and that’s not right. Unfortunately, there’s no place for him in this side. He will surely play because he is the captain. However, one of Rilee Rossouw, Reeza Hendricks or Tristan Stubbs will have to miss out because of that,” Aakash Chopra said.
Quinton de Kock may end up scoring the most runs at the tournament, according to Chopra.
“Quinton de Kock will be South Africa’s leading run-scorer in the T20 World Cup. He has been in good form. He may have failed in the last two matches but has scored runs consistently. He plays in great fashion and is capable of batting deep. Being a South African, he will enjoy playing on Australian wickets,” he added.