Excluding Dewald Brevis From The South Africa Team: Temba Bavuma's Candid Verdict And Its Impact On The Squad

Temba Bavuma will captain the South African cricket team, which has named its 15-man squad for the ODI World Cup. The team's key players Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen were mentioned in the announcement, so there were no big surprises. Notably, the team welcomed the addition of untested pacer Gerald Coetzee, but Dewald Brevis, a talented batsman on the rise, was left out.

The Reason for Exclusion 

The Proteas also revealed their squad and noted the absence of Dewald Brewis despite his impressive IPL performance with Mumbai Indians. The choice confused Many people, but Temba Bavuma stated that the young cricketer must wait before making his international debut.

With his wide range of shots, Dewald Brevis, also known as 'Baby AB', showcased his batting skills during the IPL, fueling rumours of his future debut against India. Contrary to these rumours, Temba Bavuma clarified that the team's decision to leave Brewis out of the squad was motivated by a desire to make sure he received proper training. This rationale explains why he will not be part of South Africa's tour of India.

Temba Bavuma, the South African captain, says the decision to drop him from the team was made to manage expectations and encourage the growth of the young cricketer. Bavuma thinks it would be wise to give Brevis a chance to participate in a few top-level matches to understand his style of play better. He expressed concern about the immense pressure of placing a player in the international system and expects him to contribute soon.

Temba Bavuma Details

The first black African batsman selected for the South African Test team, Temba Bavuma, hails from the same street in Langa township outside Cape Town as Thami Tsolekile and Malusi Siboto. Bavuma is a skilled batsman as opposed to a medium pacer and wicketkeeper-batsman.

His cricket career officially began when he transferred to high school at St. David's Marist College in northern Johannesburg. Despite lacking height and strength, Bavuma created a game that relied on agility and patience. During this period, he was also involved with the Soweto Cricket Club, where Geoffrey Toyana was his mentor from a young age.

He made his first-class cricket debut for Gauteng at the age of 18 and was given a place in the franchise Lions team after three seasons. Bavuma showed temperament far beyond his years by maintaining an average of over 45 in his second season, thanks to his sound technique, particularly his mastery of the back foot. His performances saw him recognised by the Lions squad and named vice-captain for the 2013–14 campaign.

South Africa’s Squad for ODI World Cup 2023

Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton De Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Henrich Klaasen, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen

Only 20 years old, Brevis already regularly shows his immense potential and talent with his extraordinary gift. Despite this, Proteas Test captain Temba Bavuma thinks Brevis will face difficulties finding a place in the current South African squad.

Although Brevis shows promise, Bavuma insists it will not be easy for the young cricketer to make his international debut. To better understand the South African cricket tradition, Brevis could still play for the national side, according to Bavuma.

Does Dewald Bravis bowl?
Dewald Brevis plays cricket for South Africa and bats right-handed. At times, he also bowls leg spin.
What is Temba Bavuma’s age?
Born on 17th May 1990, Temba Bavuma is currently 33 years old. 
What is Temba Bavuma’s height?
Temba Bavuma is 5 feet 4 inches tall.