Domingo back Bavuma to bounce back

“It’s the nature of international cricket”

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South Africa head coach Russell Domingo is confident that batsman Temba Bavuma will put an end to his scoring drought.

Bavuma has struggled with the bat ever since the day-night Test against Australia in Adelaide in November.

That match included, Bavuma has only managed to accumulate a mere 50 runs in his last seven Test innings.

But, Domingo is unconcerned at the moment as he pointed out that every player goes through a rough patch at some point in their career.

“When the team is winning there’s always going to be one batter that’s struggling for form. That’s just the nature of Test batting,” he said. “Three Tests ago, he probably won the game with Quinton (De Kock) in Hobart when he got that wonderful 70 and set the game up for us in tough conditions.

“A Test before that, he got a wonderful 50 when we were 60/5. It’s the nature of international cricket.

“You can’t have all six or all seven of your batters firing at the same time and when that batter is struggling, its important that the other guys contribute.”

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