JOHANNESBURG – Temba Bavuma, the newly appointed vice-captain of the Proteas Test team, is keen on using his experience in the South Africa A side as preparation for the challenging main tour of India that begins on September 15.
The SA A team are set to play five one-day matches, followed by two four-day games, with the first one-day game on Thursday in Thiruvananthapuram, in the state of Kerala.
Bavuma, who will captain the A side in the one-day games, sees the A tour as an excellent opportunity to acclimatise to sub-continental conditions.
“It is always nice to test yourself in foreign conditions like in the sub-continent. Obviously we want to get more game-time in conditions we are not used to. It is important to make runs and pick up wickets in such conditions, which will be good for us,” he told Indian newspaper The Hindu.
Bavuma, 29, who made his Test debut in 2014, has been a regular in the side in the last two years.