The first black African cricket player to play for South Africa. The third South African bowler after Allan Donald and Shaun Pollock to take 300 Test wickets and has gone into his benefit season.
Ntini is a product of the UCBs Development
Programme. He was sent to
Attended fast bowling clinics in
He the first South African bowler to claim
ten wickets in a Test match at Lords when he took 10 for 220 against
The highlight of Makhayas international career
to date has been his achievement in becoming only the third South African
bowler after Allan Donald and Shaun Pollock to take 300 Test wickets.
Appropriately he achieved this feat in the
His arrival at the CWC was delayed by the birth of his second child and this understandably impacted on his subsequent form.
He was nevertheless the stand-out spearhead of the South African Test match attack, taking 58 wickets in the 2006 calendar year at an average of 21.60. Only Muttiah Muralitharan took more wickets during this period with 90.
He started the 2006/7 international season by
taking 5 for 21 against
He has now gone into his benefit season, having
regained his best form in the series win in