If Temba Bavuma wasn’t the captain of South Africa, he wouldn’t have been in the team: Wasim Jaffer
South Africa is taking on Pakistan in their group-stage encounter of the T20 World Cup.
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Team South Africa is taking on Pakistan in their group-stage encounter of the T20 World Cup 2022. The Proteas side are without their senior batter David Miller with the wicketkeeper-batter Heinrich Klaasen taking his position in the team.
Meanwhile, the former Indian batter Wasim Jaffer has said that Temba Bavuma needs to come good with the bat against the Men in Green. To note, Bavuma has not been able to get going with the bat in the tournament and the pressure keeps mounting on him to play a match-winning knock for his team.
Bavuma is obviously playing because he is the captain: Wasim Jaffer
“If Temba Bavuma wasn’t the captain of South Africa then he wouldn’t have been in the team, because there's Reeza Hendricks who is sitting outside, he has been in good form. Bavuma is obviously playing because he is the captain and he needs to come good,” Wasim Jaffer on 'BatBricks7 presents Run Ki Runneeti' on CricTracker.
Meanwhile, Pakistan after opting to have a bat first against South Africa have posted a decent total on the board. The likes of Iftikhar Ahmed and Shadab Khan have propelled Pakistan to 185/9 in their allotted 20 overs. However, the skipper Babar Azam failed yet again to get going with the bat after he was scalped for just six runs.
For South Africa, pacers Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi scalped one wicket each, but the stand-out performer for them was Anrich Nortje who scalped four wickets after spending 41 runs in his four-over quota.
"Happy with the start, at the end, may be too many boundaries at the back-end. I thought the wicket got better with rain coming, it didn't get flatter, but the ball skidded a lot more. They (Ifthikhar and Shadab) kept on coming at us the whole time, it was a good test for us. I'm sure we can chase this score down," Nortje said during the mid-innings break.