South African Cricket Team is all set to play a crucial Test Series against Australia in Australia. The Series is set to commence on 17th December. The Proteas would be looking to move on from the T20 World Cup exit as a lot of questions were raised over Temba Bavuma for his lack of runs at the top of the order.
South Africa would be well aware of the fact that Australia will be a completely different challenge. Australia currently is placed at the the top of World Test Championship with a percentile of 70 whereas South Africa is at the No.2 position with a percentile of 60.
Herschelle Gibbs on Temba Bavuma
Herschelle Gibbs was seen at the Gary and Vivienne Player Invitational in Sun City over the weekend and was asked about Temba Bavuma.
“I’m a little bit surprised that he’s not playing in the Lions team in this particular round of first-class cricket. It’s a bit of a worry, having obviously not made any runs in the World Cup and to Australia in a couple of weeks’ time,” said Gibbs.
“No one made mention as to why he’s not playing [for the Lions], which is obviously a bit of a concern because he needs runs. This is the ideal way to get into some sort of form with regard to one or two rounds of first-class games before you go to a Test series in Australia,” he added.
Stern Test for South Africa
The Proteas’ arsenal is their bowling as they have got express pacers present in the form of Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi who can easily dismantle the opponent. It won’t be wrong to say that it’s a great battle between speedsters as both teams have got quality bowling lineups.
Skipper Dean Elgar will have to make sure that he sticks to the crease and plays long and effective innings for the team. The left-handed batter has got good control which makes him a dangerous batter who can toil the opponent team.