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.
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Ntini is a product of the UCBs Development
Programme. He was sent to Dale
College, one of the
countrys best regarded cricket nurseries. Has an action modelled on that of
the late West Indian fast bowler, Malcolm Marshall.
Attended fast bowling clinics in India and Australia. Makhaya toured Australia
at the end of 1997 and made his One-Day International debut early in the next
He the first South African bowler to claim
ten wickets in a Test match at Lords when he took 10 for 220 against England. His 23
wickets made him the leading wicket-taker in the series.
(At a Glance)
City: Mdingi, near King Williams Town, Eastern Cape
Place of Origin: South Africa
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 Eastern Cape
against Pakistan at Sahara
Oval St Georges in Port Elizabeth.
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 Pakistan
in the ICC Champions Trophy at Mohali, India, and in the home South African
international season he took 19 wickets at an average of 18.68 in the Castle
Test Series against Pakistan
and 15 wickets against India
at an average of 23.93.
He has now gone into his benefit season, having
regained his best form in the series win in Pakistan. His new ball partnership
with Dale Steyn has been a significant factor in South Africas recent run of five
successive Test series victories.
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...