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Rob Houwing | Yes, Bavuma SHOULD sit out … but there’s team karma to consider

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Temba Bavuma (Getty)
Temba Bavuma (Getty)

In statistical terms, it is a no-brainer that Proteas captain Temba Bavuma isn’t just on thin ice now: he’s fallen right through it, hasn’t he?

Even as his spirited charges celebrate advancing to the top of Group 2 after a tense but deserved victory over typically hugely-supported heavyweights India at the T20 World Cup in Perth on Sunday, the conundrum over his right to a batting place only deepens.

Put it this way: if he wasn’t the designated leader, he would almost certainly already have been confined to a behind-the-ropes bib even before the key, low-scoring contest at Optus Stadium -- with its engrossingly speedy surface – had started.

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