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“Really feel Dissatisfied And Let Down”: Temba Bavuma After SA20 Public sale Snub

South Africa white-ball captain Temba Bavuma admitted on Thursday that he was dissatisfied having failed to draw a bid within the public sale for his nation’s new Twenty20 league. “I would be mendacity if I mentioned I wasn’t dissatisfied,” he mentioned at a media convention earlier than the South African staff’s departure for a one-day and T20 internationals tour of India, which might be adopted by the T20 World Cup in Australia.

“I really feel dissatisfied and let down,” he mentioned. “As a lot as I would like to talk extra about it, it is most likely not the appropriate time. Our focus now could be on India and the World Cup.”

Bavuma and all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo have been the one members of the India-bound squad who weren’t purchased through the SA20 public sale.

Each had set a base value of 850,000 rand (USD 50,000) however not one of the different present nationwide squad have been purchased for lower than 1.5 million rand.

Two gamers not within the touring get together, quick bowler Sisanda Magala and batsman Donavon Ferreira, additionally attracted consumers.

“One anticipated to play a task within the match,” mentioned Bavuma. “However it’s not simply me, it is Andile too, who has performed lots of white-ball cricket for South Africa.”

Coach Mark Boucher, who will finish his tenure after the World Cup, mentioned it was essential to separate the league and the nationwide staff.

“He (Bavuma) is our chief and we again him on this staff like you’ll be able to’t consider,” mentioned Boucher. “What occurs in leagues and auctions — you’ll be able to’t management that.


“From a Proteas perspective we again him 100%. Going into an enormous match just like the World Cup he might be an enormous a part of our staff.”

South Africa will play three T20 and three one-day internationals in India, beginning with a T20 match in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday.

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