IND vs SA: "He Can Find Form Easily Before World Cup": Janneman Malan Supports Temba Bavuma

Updated - 06 Oct 2022, 03:09 PM

Janneman Malan
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Janneman Malan, a South African batter, supported Temba Bavuma on Wednesday to regain his form in the three-match ODI series against India that gets underway here on Thursday.

For his dismal performance with the bat in the three-match T20 International series that the visitors lost 1-2, Bavuma has come under fire.

Temba Bavuma
Temba Bavuma. Pic Credits: Twitter

Malan thinks the ODI series is the ideal venue for Bavuma to find his groove before the T20 World Cup, which begins later this month in Australia.

“As an opener, I can relate to that, I had a couple of experiences where when you’re not in form or (don’t have) a lot of matches under your belt…it’s a quick-moving match…you have to find a way, and there’s a lot of pressure with the run rate,” Malan said in a virtual press conference ahead of the series opener.

Temba Bavuma
Temba Bavuma. Pic Credits: Twitter

“Sometimes it’s tricky to get going and in a one-day game, it’s easy to just bat, whereas, in T20 cricket, you have to move so it’s difficult.”

“We back all the players in our camp”: Janneman Malan

Bavuma, who led South Africa in the T20I series after returning from injury, struggled with the bat, scoring zero, zero, and three runs in the three games. Bavuma must quickly score some runs to maintain his place in the starting eleven while Reeza Hendricks is vying for a berth in the top order.

“Every player has their role in how they approach things and the support. It’s just about showing the guys some love,” Janneman Malan said.

Temba Bavuma
Temba Bavuma. (Photo: Twitter)

“Temba is in a bit of a patch, but it can quickly change and he can find form easily before the World Cup.”

“We back all the players in our camp, he is a good leader and is valuable in our space. It’s just about showing him love and performing at his best” Janneman Malan Added.

The 1st ODI match between India and South Africa will be played on 6th October at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow.

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