Temba Bavuma height, age, wife,career stats & net worth 2024

Temba Bavuma is the South African cricket team captain and he took his team to the semis of World Cup 2023 although his performance was not up to the mark in that event. He is the first black African captain in the history of CSA and he is the only black African cricketer for CSA who scored a test hundred.

Although he has their best performance he is many times mocked on social media but here in this article we will explore his life and we will discuss Temba Bavuma’s height, age, wife, and career stats.

Temba Bavuma biography

Temba Bavuma was born on 17th May 1990 in the city of Cap Town. He is a black African right-handed opening batsman who started his career not as an opener but as a middle-order batsman. For the past few years he has been captaining South African cricket teams in all the formats and team SA is doing well in big events too. Last summer SA just missed the finale of the Cricket World Cup in India in his captaincy.


He is 34 years old in May 2024.


Tembais5 feet 4 inches unlike his fellow cricketers he is very short but still his classical way of playing cricket, temperament, and shots make him a skillful cricketer.

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St David’s Marist Inanda High School in Sandton

Domestic career:

He started his domestic career in 2008 playing for the Gauteng. Then he started playing franchise cricket where he ruled for almost 3 to 4 seasons consistently. After observing his brilliant performance he got a call from CSA for international matches.

Temba Bavuma Wife:

Temba Bavuma wife’s name is Phila Lobi and they got married a while ago. They both dated each other for 4 years before getting g married. She doesn’t like public outings and keeps her life private.

International career

  • Temba Bavuma made his test debut against West Indies in 2014.
  • Then he made his ODI debut against Ireland in 2016.
  • In 2019 he made his T20 debut against India.

International Career stats

Format MRuns Average
Test 57299735

Bavuma career Highlights/timeline

  • Bavuma started as middle-order batsman playing brilliantly for franchise cricket and club cricket.
  • Then in 2014, he was called for the South African squad after the retirement of Gram Smith and the unavailability of other senior guys against West Indies.
  • IN 2016 he became the first black African cricketer to make a century in CSA history. He made 102 not out against England.
  • After seeing his brilliant performance he was called for an ODI against Ireland where he made his maiden ODI hundred on his debut.
  • Then due to a full-packed middle-order batting lineup, he never got many chances until 2019.
  • After the 2019 World Cup, many senior players got retired and then he got his chances and he shifted his way of style to all format players.
  • In 2021 after De cock he became the captain of SA. He has the honor of being the first African captain for CSA history.
  • He led the team in the 2022 T20 World Cup but he couldn’t perform well it was just the beginning of the horrible journey.
  • There came the 2023 World Cup, and he captained SA in this World Cup too. Before WC he was looking in very good touch but he failed in ICC ODI World Cup 2023 and scored just 145 runs in 8 matches.
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Temba Bavuma Net worth

Temba Bavuma’s Net worth is 40 crore INR which equals to $4.7 Million.


Is Temba Bavuma a wicketkeeper?

Yes, he started his career as a wicketkeeper-batsman but in the presence of De cock he fielded for his side.

Who was the first black cricketer captain to play for South Africa?

In 2021 after De cock Temba Bavuma became the captain of SA. He has the honor of being the first African captain for CSA history.

Where did Temba Bavuma go to school?

St David’s Marist Inanda High School in Sandton.

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