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Cricket is finally clicking! Bavuma and isiXhosa commentators to make history at T20 World Cup

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Temba Bavuma (AFP)
Temba Bavuma (AFP)

When Temba Bavuma leads the Proteas out for South Africa's opening T20 World Cup game against Australia, the sound of his home language commentary will usher him into sporting history.

Much like Kaunda Ntunja's voice encapsulated the moment Siya Kolisi became the first black African Springbok captain in 2018, cricket's five SuperSport isiXhosa commentators will walk hand-in-hand with Bavuma into history's annals.

The Proteas face Australia at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, come 12:00, when Bavuma, who assumed the white-ball captaincy from Quinton de Kock, will lead SA in an official International Cricket Council (ICC) tournament for the first time.

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