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Temba Bavuma named Bizhub Highveld Lions skipper

Bavuma, who is the first black South African batsman to score a Test hundred for Proteas, is back at the Johannesburg franchise after spending one season at the Cape Cobras.

FILE: Proteas' Temba Bavuma. Picture: @OfficialCSA

JOHANNESBURG - Proteas batsman Temba Bavuma will captain the Bizhub Highveld Lions in all three formats when the 2017/18 domestic cricket season begins in the summer.

Bavuma, who is the first black South African batsman to score a Test hundred for Proteas, is back at the Johannesburg franchise after spending one season at the Cape Cobras.

The diminutive right-handed batsman will be assisted by fellow right-handed batsman Rassie van der Dussen as they hope to lead a young Lions side back to the glory days of winning domestic trophies.

Bavuma and Van der Dussen complete a new leadership structure at the Lions as Enoch Nkwe was also revealed as the new head coach in May following the redeployment of Geoffrey Toyana to a talent identification and recruitment role at the Lions.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)