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Makhaya Ntini

Makhaya Ntini

Age 46South AfricaSOUTH AFRICA
Right-arm fast Bowler

One of the most symbolic fixtures for cricket fans at the turn of the millennium was the three-pronged South African attack involving legends Allan Donald and Shaun Pollock, along with the emerging force of Makhaya Ntini. The triplets combined to make the Proteas one of the most varied and devastating bowling attacks in its time. As the apprentice in the group, Ntini was often deployed as first change. A first glimpse was provided in his debut against Sri Lanka in 1998 where his first inning yielded 1/57 from 10 overs, while his second recorded immediate improvement with a 1/17 from 6.

Running with a focused run-up, using the full width of the pitch, Ntini created as much angle to bowl his trademark inswingers that attacked the batsman. He functioned on the basic you miss, I hit principle. When later promoted to open the bowling with Pollock, it proved to be the right mix; Ntini’s attacking style and the Pollock’s patient tenacity, never allowing batsmen to settle into a frame of mind. As Makhaya progressed through the ranks, he quickly learnt the containment side of bowling and added economy to his spells. With historic wicket-hauls to constantly earn his backing, Ntini remained with the team for up to 9 years, overseeing retirements of Donald and Pollock and forming a bowling partnership with the promising Dale Steyn.

Ntini’s most memorable displays were at Lord’s in 2003, when he took 5 wickets in each inning to burden England with an innings defeat. Two years hence, he bettered that 10 wicket haul with a 13/132 against West Indies in Port of Spain. A year later, in 2006, his 6/22 against Australia at home thumped the Aussies to a record ODI defeat. In 2009, during Ntini’s lowest runs of form, he featured in his centenary Test outing against England at Centurion. It was a grand moment for the Proteas, celebrating a player who is one of the best ambassadors of sport for post-Apartheid South Africa.

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Makhaya Ntini Statistics

Debut
South Africa vs New Zealand on Jan 16, 1998
Last
South Africa vs Australia on Apr 17, 2009
Debut
South Africa vs Sri Lanka on Mar 19, 1998
Last
South Africa vs England on Dec 26, 2009
Debut
South Africa vs New Zealand on Oct 21, 2005
Last
South Africa vs India on Jan 09, 2011
Debut
Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals on May 02, 2008
Last
Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals on Jun 01, 2008

Makhaya Ntini Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
173199008.6566.77
Highest Runs42
Balls Faced35
On DateMar 02, 04
AgainstNew ZealandNZ

Makhaya Ntini Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
1731447.526624.6532.654.53
Wickets Taken6
Runs22
On DateMar 03, 06
AgainstAustraliaAUS

Makhaya Ntini Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
3009
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Makhaya Ntini Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
101699009.8448.57
Highest Runs32
Balls Faced47
On DateAug 21, 03
AgainstEnglandENG

Makhaya Ntini Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
1013472.239028.8253.423.23
Wickets Taken7
Runs37
On DateApr 08, 05
AgainstWest IndiesWI

Makhaya Ntini Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
2503
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Makhaya Ntini Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
1010005.0090.90
Highest Runs5
Balls Faced6
On DateOct 21, 05
AgainstNew ZealandNZ

Makhaya Ntini Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
1032649.6632.009.31
Wickets Taken2
Runs22
On DateJan 18, 08
AgainstWest IndiesWI

Makhaya Ntini Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
202
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Makhaya Ntini Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
9110011.0061.11
Highest Runs11
Balls Faced12
On DateMay 04, 08
AgainstRajasthan RoyalsRR

Makhaya Ntini Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
935734.5730.006.91
Wickets Taken4
Runs21
On DateMay 18, 08
AgainstKolkata Knight RidersKKR

Makhaya Ntini Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
102
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average
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