With many of India’s senior players, including Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Jasprit Bumrah, resting, one might consider South Africa to be the favorite. But Temba Bavuma, the Proteas’ white-ball captain, is not taking India, led by KL Rahul, lightly.
Bavuma said India will be in good hands with KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, and many other senior players in the squad ahead of their departure on Wednesday.
Temba Bavuma on Dewald Brevis
Dewald Brevis, a promising young South African cricketer, stunned the cricket world with his fearless approach to the game in the recently concluded Indian Premier League. The Mumbai Indians, the five-time IPL champions, had previously purchased his services for INR 3 crore at the Bengaluru mega IPL auction. Given his reputation, it was regarded as a complete bargain.
The youngster was the leading run-scorer in the ICC 19 World Cup tournament. In six games, he scored 506 runs, including two hundred and three half-centuries. His batting style is nearly identical to that of AB de Villiers. He’s known for being able to play a variety of shots. This is why the youngster is affectionately referred to as “Baby AB.”
Meanwhile, Temba Bavuma, the South African Test captain, made a shocking remark about youngster Dewald Brevis. When everyone thought the youngster would get a chance to play for his country, Bavuma has other ideas.
Dewald Brevis’ batting in the IPL has been praised by the veteran cricketer. He did, however, state that he will not be rushed into the South African cricket team. Before being called up to the senior team, Bavuma believes the youngster should play more first-class games. On social media, his comments about the uncapped South African youngster went viral.
“Brevis is an exciting prospect and had a good season in IPL. But you have to understand that he has not played any four-day game or First-Class matches in South Africa. He needs to play a few First-Class games,” Temba Bavuma said.
“Without First Class experience, it will be unfair to throw him into international cricket. We have to tread carefully and ease him into international cricket,” he added.