The South African auxiliary trainer, Enoch Nkwe, says the batsman Temba Bavuma can replace Faf du Plessis as captain of the Proteas.

Du Plessis said Bavuma should be able to achieve a ‘ weight of runs ‘ in domestic cricket after the second Test against England on Newlands was dropped from the group.

The omission of Bavuma left Kagiso Rabada as the only black Afrikaner in the team before defeat on Newlands, where the Proteas did not reach the goal of choosing six non-white players.

Nkwe says Bavuma will be back and feel he can engage his country as Du Plessis’s reign ends.

On whether he considers the 29-year-old as a future captain, Nkwe are quoted by ESPN Cricinfo: “In my mind, yes, I can see this happen.

‘ But he does understand that he has to bring some actions. The future may be over a year, it can be about two years, we don’t know.

“If he worked with him over the past half-year, he did the characteristics; There is no doubt about it. I won’t be surprised if he takes over after Faf. This will be wonderful cricket for South Africans.