Bavuma made his first-class debut for the province in 2008, in a game against Eastern Province. Batting in the middle order, he made four runs in the first innings in which he batted, briefly partnering teammate Dane Vilas to his first-class best score.
Bavuma made his franchise debut for the bizhub Highveld Lions in the 2010/11 season.
In the Supersport Series, he made 242 runs in 4 matches at an average of 60.50 in this first season, including a 124* against the Knights, which earned him a man of the match award.
In his second Supersport season in 2011/12, he made 637 runs at an average of 53.08. This was enough for him to place 11th in the top run scorers. In 2012/13, he was the 5th highest scorer in the now renamed Sunfoil Series, but at a poorer average of 31.58.
In 2013/14, he again scored heavily making 714 runs at an average of 39.66, seeing him place 6th on the Sunfoil Series scorers list.
For his franchise, he has an unusually high conversion rate of 50's to 100's, scoring 6 100's and 5 50's in Supersport & Sunfoil Series cricket.
THREE of the Proteas leading batsmen took part in the 2nd edition of the Proteas Batting Masterclass at the Clifton Oval in Camps Bay on Thursday.
KAGISO RABADA claimed his fourth five-wicket haul – all in the current calendar year – to bowl the Standard Bank Proteas to their third successive Perth Test victory over Australia at the WACA on Monday
TEMBA BAVUMA set the ball rolling with the sensational run out of danger man David Warner before Kagiso Rabada made a double strike in a superb second spell (8-1-16-2) to put the Standard Bank Proteas in an all-powerful position to push for victory on the final day of the first Test match against Australia at the WACA
Standard Bank Proteas opening batsman, Temba Bavuma, has attributed a ‘normal’ approach to his maiden One-Day International (ODI) century against Ireland at Sahara Park Willowmoore on Sunday.