South Africa’s limited-overs skipper Temba Bavuma has made a shocking statement regarding the future of the youngster Dewald Brevis. Already known as ‘Baby AB’ – Dewald Brevis made his name in the T20 World Cup by finishing the tournament as the highest run-getter. His beautiful strokeplay resembles an iconic legend AB de Villiers and the world took notice of the youngster.
Meanwhile, he managed to impress the biggest T20 franchise in the world, Mumbai Indians, who signed Brevis in the auction ahead of the IPL 2022. After getting an opportunity to play, Dewald Brevis stunned everyone with his fearless approach and world-class strokeplay in the recently-concluded Indian Premier League. In seven games for the five-time champions, Brevis scored at an average of 23.
While many are already touting him as the next big thing, it looked like he will be donning the South African colours soon. However, Temba Bavuma has a different feeling about this altogether.
“Dewald Brevis won’t be rushed into the South African team”, says Temba Bavuma
When the Proteas squad for the India tour for five T20Is was announced, many hoped to find Dewald Brevis’s name in the squad. However, it didn’t happen. Now, the South Africa skipper Bavuma has addressed the same matter and said the youngster won’t be rushed into the national side.
While the skipper praised the talent of young Dewald Brevis, he emphasized gaining the playing experience through the right channel of first-class cricket.
“Brevis is an exciting prospect and had a good season in IPL. But you have to understand that he has not played any four-day games or First-Class matches in South Africa. He needs to play a few First-Class games,” said Temba Bavuma.
“Without First Class experience, it will be unfair to throw him into international cricket. We have to tread carefully and ease him into international cricket,” Bavuma concluded.