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Makhaya Ntini
Makhaya Ntini

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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Created: 13th Feb 2008
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Professional Information
Professional Areas:
Cricket
Employer:
Chevrolet Warriors
Position:
Right-handed batsman
Working primarily in:
South Africa

Description of Work:

Ntini is a product of the UCB’s Development Programme. He was sent to Dale College, one of the country’s 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 year.

He the first South African bowler to claim ten wickets in a Test match at Lord’s when he took 10 for 220 against England. His 23 wickets made him the leading wicket-taker in the series.

source: http://www.cricket.co.za/
Biographical Information
Makhaya Ntini
(At a Glance)
Interests: Cricket
Location:
  City: Mdingi, near King William’s Town, Eastern Cape
Place of Origin: South Africa

The highlight of Makhaya’s 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 George’s 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 Africa’s recent run of five successive Test series victories.

source: http://www.cricket.co.za/




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