Bavuma assured of successful health battle for Twenty20 World Cup


CAPE TOWN, Oct 3 (Reuters) – South Africa captain Temba Bavuma expects to be match to guide the facet on the Twenty20 World Cup within the United Arab Emirates as he continues to get better from a thumb harm.

The top-order batsman admits he isn’t 100% match, however believes he will probably be prepared for South Africa’s opening recreation in opposition to Australia on Oct. 23.

“I started batting a bit yesterday, just to feel it out,” Bavuma advised reporters on Sunday. “According to the medical team, everything is still on schedule. I am quite happy with where it’s at. Everyone is happy with the progress thus far.”

Bavuma would be the first black African captain for South Africa at a World Cup.

He admits there’s a combine of tension and pleasure among the many gamers, particularly given the workforce’s previous failings at main tournaments which have earned them a “choker” tag and a fame for not having the ability to pull by means of in large moments.

“Looking at the position I am in, I acknowledge the responsibility when leaving South African shores,” he stated.

“And the thinking that when you come back to South Africa, things could be different. Your life could be different.

“From a workforce standpoint, it is pleasure and the nervousness of experiencing one thing you have not come throughout. But I feel it is extra pleasure in the mean time.

“I don’t harp on a lot about being a Black African but it is quite significant, from all angles. Thinking about it now, it adds to the pressure that is already there.

“But it is also a privilege that I imagine I’ve been blessed to have. If the chance is there, and the workforce performs accordingly, we might love to do one thing particular for the nation.”

Reporting by Nick Said, enhancing by Ed Osmond

Cricket - Third International Twenty20 - South Africa v England - Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town, South Africa - December 1, 2020  South Africa's Temba Bavuma in action REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham/File Photo