Temba Bavuma Biography: Age, Height, Net Worth, Salary, Wife, Stats, IPL Ranking, & Team

Basic Information

Stage Name: Temba Bavuma
Real Name: Temba Bavuma
Occupation: Cricketer
Date Of Birth/Age: 17 May 1990 (33 Years Old
Place of Birth: Langa, Cape Province, South Africa
Gender: Male
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Phila Lobi
Education: South African College Junior School
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Temba Bavuma is a famous South African Cricketer. He is currently the captain of the South African cricket team in white-ball cricket. He is also South Africa’s vice-captain in Test Cricket. Bavuma is a right-handed batter renowned as the first black African cricketer to make a Test century for his country, South Africa. He is also the first to captain the side. He is also the second South African Cricketer to score a century on his ODI debut. In September 2016, he scored 113 runs against Ireland.


Temba Bavuma was born in Langa, Cape Province, South Africa, on 17 May 1990. He celebrated his 32nd birthday in May 2022.


Temba Bavuma is 5ft. 3 inches tall (1.62m).

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Net Worth

The exact estimate of Temba Bavuma’s net worth is unknown to the general public. He has not revealed it to the public. However, in 2021, media outlet Sports Unfold estimated his worth to be between $1 million to $5 million. According to them, his career as a cricket player is his primary income source.


In 2021, the South Africa Cricket Board announced a contract list for 2021-2022 featuring 16 cricketers in the country. Temba leads South Africa National Cricket team in ODI and T20I Matches. Cricketers who feature in the Test team get a match fee of $4,500 per Match, and ODI Match fee is $1,200. Also, as White Ball Captain, Temba rakes in $100,000.


Temba Bavuma is happily married to a woman named Phila Lobi. The couple tied the knot in a private ceremony held in the Franschhoek region of South Africa’s Western Cape territory on August 26, 2018. They have been together since then.


Here is Temba Bavuma’s Career Stats as of November 2022.


  • Matches: 51
  • Runs Scored: 2612
  • Batting Average: 34.36
  • 100s/the 50s: 1/19
  • Top Score: 102*
  • Balls Bowled: 96
  • Wickets:1
  • Bowling Average: 61.00
  • 5 Wickets In Innings: 0
  • 10 Wickets in Match: 0
  • Best Bowling: 1/29
  • Catches/ stumpings: 26/-


  • Matches: 20
  • Runs Scored: 730
  • Battling Average: 40.56
  • 100s/500: 2/2
  • Top Score: 113
  • Balls bowled: – 37
  • Wickets: – 0
  • Catches/ Stumpings: 16/-


  • Matches: 31
  • Runs scored: 579
  • Batting Average: 22.26
  • 100s/50s: 0/1
  • Top Score: 72
  • Catches/ stumpings: 11/-


  • Matches: 160
  • Runs Scored: 8796
  • Batting Average: 37.11
  • 100s/50s: 15/46
  • Top Score: 180
  • Balls Bowled: 500
  • Wickets: 7
  • Bowling Average: 46.42
  • 5 Wickets In Innings: 0
  • 10 Wickets in Match: 2/34
  • Best Bowling: 0
  • Catches/Stumpings: 11/-
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IPL Ranking

Temba Bavuma is yet to play in the IPL.


In 2021, Temba Bavuma took over from Quinton de Kock and was named captain of South Africa’s limited over side. With the appointment, he became the first black African player to be appointed as the permanent captain of South Africa’s side. As captain, his first series was a home series against Pakistan. He missed the T20I portion of the series after sustaining a hamstring injury in the third ODI. Temba Bavuma led South Africa at the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

Popular Questions

  • How old is Temba Bavuma?

Temba Bavuma was born on 17 May 1990. He turned 32 years old on May 17, 2022.

  • Where is Temba Bavuma born?

Temba Bavuma was born in Langa, Cape Province, South Africa in 1990.

  • What height is Temba Bavuma?

Temba Bavuma is 5 ft. 3 inches tall (1.62m).

  • Is Temba Bavuma retired?

No, Temba Bavuma is not retired. According to reports, Temba was not picked by any franchise in the auction for the first edition of the SA20 League.

  • Why is Temba Bavuma not playing?

Temba Bavuma was out of the team after sustaining an injury against India earlier in the year. He did not play in either of his side’s victories against England or Ireland.

  • Is Temba Bavuma a good player?

Temba Bavuma has been called a good batsman by many. However, some believe he has underperformed as a captain and often delivers below the form set by other captains before him.

  • Why is Temba Bavuma not captain?

Temba Bavuma made history as the first black African cricketer to make a Test century for his country, South Africa. He is also the first to captain the side.

  • Why Temba Bavuma retired?

Temba Bavuma is not retired. He currently serves as the captain of the South African Cricket team in White Ball Cricket.

  • What is Temba Bavuma’s injury?

Temba Bavuma sustained a hamstring injury while playing against India earlier in 2022.

  • Does Temba Bavuma play IPL?

Temba Bavuma has not made his debut in the Indian Premier League. Bavuma told Cricket Monthly, “I would like to play there. The stronger my performance, the more realistic the opportunity becomes. I’ve also developed this fantasy of captaining a team. I don’t know where that comes from. I’d like to get that experience as well. But I kind of need to get into a team before that happens,”

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