PLAYER PROFILE

Makhaya Ntini, Right Arm Fast Bowler, South Africa


SOUTH AFRICA


Name
Makhaya Ntini

Country
South Africa

Date of Birth
July 6, 2021

Place of Birth
Zwelitsha

Batting Style
Right Handed

Bowling Style
Right arm fast

ODI Debut
January 16, 2022 v New Zealand

Test Debut
March 19, 2022 v Sri Lanka

T20 Debut
October 21, 2021 v New Zealand

  • TESTs
  • ODIs
  • T20s
Makhaya Ntini is the first ethnic black player to play for the South African team. A fast bowler, he tends to bowl from wide off the crease with brisk, although not express, pace. He is one of the few South African bowlers to take 300 Test wickets.

His talent was discovered when he was still at his native place of Mdingi in the Eastern Cape and he was sent to Dale College in King William's Town to develop his game. After a brief spell with Border, his break came courtesy an injury to Roger Telemachus, and Ntini was included in the South African squad to tour Australia late in 1997. His international debut came on January 16th at Perth against New Zealand where he took 2/30 off his full quota of 10 overs. A couple of months later, on March 19th, he made history by becoming the first black South African Test cricketer.

His career nearly somersaulted when he was convicted of rape in 1999. However, he maintained his innocence and got acquittal to rebuild his international cricket career.

On 12 April 2005, Ntini took 13 wickets for 132 runs against the West Indies at Port of Spain. Ntini also achieved great bowling figures by a South African in an ODI, demolishing Australia with 6 wickets for 22 runs. On 20 January 2007, Ntini dislodged Mohammed Sami to take his 300th test wicket in his 74th Test.

TESTs BATTING vs ALL TEAMS
M
INN
NO
Runs
HS
100s
50s
Avg
Srr
97
110
40
680
32
0
0
9.71
49.49
TESTs BOWLING vs ALL TEAMS
M
Overs
Runs
Mdns
Wkts
Avg
Best
Econ
97
3332
10792
725
383
28.18
7/37
3.24