PLAYER PROFILE

Neil McKenzie


SOUTH AFRICA


Name
Neil Douglas McKenzie

Country
South Africa

Date of Birth
November 24, 2021

Place of Birth
Johannesburg

Batting Style
Right Handed

Bowling Style
Right arm medium

ODI Debut
February 2, 2022 v Zimbabwe

Test Debut
July 20, 2021 v Sri Lanka

T20 Debut
February 24, 2022 v Australia

  • TESTs
  • ODIs
  • T20s
Neil Douglas McKenzie made his debut against Sri Lanka on July 20 in 2003. As a teenager, McKenzie captained South African schools and in the Under-19 category. Though he started his Test career by batting as an opener he was soon shifted to the middle order only to return as an opener later in his career.

McKenzie scored his first Test hundred against New Zealand in 2000-01. This was soon followed by another ton against Sri Lanka at SuperSport Park. After that, there were many instances where he failed to convert his fifties into centuries for a long time and was eventually dropped after scoring low.

After showing excellent form in domestic cricket, and due to successive poor performances by opener Herschelle Gibbs, he was recalled to the South African Test squad. Opening the innings, McKenzie scored 23 before a torn calf muscle forced him out of the third Test of the series. A further development as a result of his recall was that Somerset announced that it was unlikely that McKenzie would return to the club for the 2008 season, having played in 2007 as a Kolpak player. It was subsequently announced that he would play part of the 2008 season for Durham as an overseas player. During a Test against Bangladesh on February 29 2008, McKenzie shared a thumping partnership of 415 runs with Graeme Smith for the first wicket.

TESTs BATTING vs ALL TEAMS
M
INN
NO
Runs
HS
100s
50s
Avg
Srr
57
92
7
3222
226
5
16
37.91
42.05
TESTs BOWLING vs ALL TEAMS
M
Overs
Runs
Mdns
Wkts
Avg
Best
Econ
57
15
68
0
0
68
0/1
4.53