Bavuma became the first black African to captain South Africa at cricket when he was named leader of the one-day international and Twenty20 international teams in March 2021
Australian seamer Scott Boland was Sunday confirmed to start the Boxing Day second Test in Melbourne ahead of an "underdone" Josh Hazlewood, while South Africa suggested they could shake up their batting line up.
Indian Premier League team owners have bought all six franchises of South Africa's new domestic T20 league, Cricket South Africa (CSA) said on Wednesday, underlining IPL's expanding global footprint.
Much-injured fast bowler Dale Steyn names in a 15-man South African squad for two Test matches in Sri Lanka next month.
"The untimely retirement of "irreplaceable" AB de Villiers is a big loss for South Africa and the team must prepare for the challenging transition" Smith said.
South Africa captain AB de Villiers insists his side had done nothing wrong after they found themselves caught up in a fresh ball-tampering row as they lost their one-day international series against England.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Wednesday named the 15-man South Africa Under-19s squad that will take on 2016 ICC Under-19 World Cup winners, the West Indies, in a five-match Youth One-Day International (ODI) series from July 9.
Henry Nicholls answered his critics with a maiden century to rescue New Zealand on a torrid first day for batsmen in the second Test against South Africa on Thursday.
South African all-rounder David Wiese has followed the lead of countrymen Kyle Abbott and Rilee Rossouw after English county Sussex announced his arrival on a three-year contract on Monday.