South Africa will draw inspiration from women’s team’s spirited T20 World Cup campaign: Temba Bavuma
South Africa men’s team will be drawing inspiration from the women’s team’s spirited campaign in the T20 World Cup 2023, said captain Temba Bavuma.
Temba Bavuma will be captaining South Africa vs West Indies. (AP Photo)
By India Today Sports Desk: South Africa captain Temba Bavuma said that his team is looking to take inspiration from the spirited South African campaign in the women’s T20 World Cup 2023. South Africa, the hosts of the 2023 edition of the tournament reached the final of the tournament, becoming the first ever Protea team to achieve the feat in senior men’s or women’s cricket.
With South Africa set to play West Indies in the 2-match Test series, their final engagement in the current cycle of the World Test Championship. Bavuma, the newly appointed captain of the team said that what the SA women side did was massive and deserved all the praise.
“That was massive. Not just for us but also for the nation. All the guys were watching the final and the semi-final supporting the ladies. As a team we look for areas to draw inspiration and to draw energy from. We’ll be using that inspiration and that energy into our games,” Bavuma said.
South Africa do not stand a chance to play the final of the tournament, with the competition currently being between Australia, Sri Lanka and India. Bavuma said that what the women’s team achieved with limited resources was commendable.
“It’s been big what the women’s team has been able to achieve over the last while with the limited resources that they have. I hope with performances like this that they’ve shown that there’ll be a lot more support, a lot more care to be invested within the women’s team,” the captain said.
South Africa will be playing their first Test match against West Indies in Centurion, starting February 28.