'White Lightning' played 72 Test between 1992 and 2002, claiming 330 wickets at an average of 22.25. The 35-year-old produced his best figures of 6-23 against New Zealand in 2012 at Wellington. Morkel, who was the leading wicket-taker for South Africa in the 2015 ODI World Cup, has played 117 ODIs since making his debut in 2007 and claimed 188 wickets at an average of 25.32. The 34-year-old has claimed 224 wickets in 64 Tests at an average of 22.32 over the course of his career. Shaun Pollock is by far the best fast-bowler produced by South Africa as he was equally successful in both the formats of the game. Morne Morkel, whose initial career was closely monitored by legendary Allan Donald, took over as South Africa's strike bowler after Shaun Pollock and Makhaya Ntini were past their prime. In the last 26 years, South Africa's pace bowling attack has been one of the most formidable in the world. An aggressive, intimidating fast bowler, Neil Adcock was one of South Africa's first pace bowlers in World cricket. The 86-Test veteran, who made his debut against India in 2006, claimed 309 wickets at an average of 27.66 in Tests over the course of his career. From the early 90s to now, South Africa have produced one of the best fast bowlers of all time. Philander has 13 five-fors, and two 10-wicket hauls in the longest format of the game under his name. In 30 matches, Philander has just 41 wickets in ODIs. In the process, Rabada became the youngest South African to take a ten-wicket haul in a Test. Between 1995 and 2008, Pollock played 108 Tests and claimed 421 wickets at an average of 23.11 including 16 five-fors and a ten-wicket haul. The Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2008 and 2013 has five five-wicket hauls in Tests and two in ODIs under his belt. 2016 eng vs sa test match ... stokes innings highlights... first ever Englishmen score a double hundred in Africa The Wisden Cricketer of the year 2000, whose pace was cut down by injuries, played 171 ODIs between 1996 and 2004 and took 192 wickets at an average of 29.95. Fast bowlers and spinners could play a significant role in a three-match Twenty20 series between South Africa and England, starting at Newlands on Friday. The medium-fast swing bowler, who made his Test debut in 1995 against England, played 165 Tests before retiring in 2013 and claimed 291 wickets at an average of 32.63. The best thing is that I feel confident when I go to the crease. The man, who dismissed Brian Lara eight times in Tests, was the 11th South African to take 100 wickets in the longest format of the game. Darryl Cullinan was the anchor around which South African batting revolved in the 1990s and early noughties. We take a look at the best South African fast bowlers of all time. With four five-wicket hauls, Ntini was quite successful in ODIs as well. Adcock made his Test debut in 1953 against the Kiwis in a home series. South Africa, who was reinstated as a Test nation in 1991 by the ICC, played their first sanctioned international game since 1970 and their first-ever ODI against India in Calcutta on 10 November 1991. This is … As far as the longest format of the game is concerned, Rabada, who has 197 wickets from 43 matches under his belt, recorded his career-best figures of 13-144 in a 2016 Test against England at Centurion. The Rainbow Nation has given birth to quite a lot of terrific bowlers over the years. Adcock was tall and could generate disconcerting bounce and … With 14 wickets at an economy rate of 3.10, Kagiso Rabada hogged the limelight during the 2014 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup and ended up as the second-highest wicket-taker of the tournament. He feels that it would also be a definite challenge for the South African bowlers to stop this in-form Indian team in the upcoming series. However, his Test figures make up for his shortcomings in the fifty-over format of the game. He started his cricketing career in the year 2011, and so far, he has played in just 92 matches, during which he has collected 323 wickets. One of the better South African fast bowlers of recent times, Rabada played his first fifty-over international game against Bangladesh in 2015. As far as their success in terms of silverware is concerned, South Africa have been underachievers at the ICC tournaments and are yet to win a World Cup. He was the first South African to a 100 Test wickets. He claimed his career-best figures of … People often seem to think that South Africa doesn’t have many, or any, good spin bowlers. While immigrants from India and Pakistan have helped in this regard, fast bowlers still remain South Africa's no.1 weapon in cricket across formats. Inexperienced Proteas bowlers have ‘shown massive improvement’, says Elgar, ahead of second Test Ken Borland Lutho Sipamla led the Proteas attack, taking six wickets in … Steyn, the only fast bowler to take five-wicket hauls against all Test-playing nations, dominated the number one spot in the ICC Test rankings for a record 263 weeks between 2008 and 2014. South Africa may have not won the World Cup but they have always been a formidable side. Top 10 Best South African ODI Batsmen of All-Time: At present, South African team has arguably the best ODI batting line-up. The man, who was quite famous for his on-field aggressive antics, claimed 123 wickets in the 36 Test matches he played between 2001 and 2008. Vernon Philander had a better start in Test cricket than any of the great South African bowlers who came before him.than any of the great South African bowlers who came before him. Imran Tahir is by far the most talented right-arm legbreak bowler South Africa has seen. Allan Donald (born on October 20, 1966), commonly known as 'White Lightning', is one of the greatest South African pacers. The former South Africa captain played 294 ODIs between 1996 and 2008 and claimed 387 wickets at an average of 24.31 including five five-fors. Klusener played 49 Tests for South Africa between 1996 and 2004, claiming 80 wickets at an average of 37.91. His ODI bowling average , 21.78, is the best among bowlers who have picked up 200-plus wickets. The South African slow bowlers had a match economy rate of 4.65 runs per over which allowed essentially the Indian batsmen to accumulate at a very good pace, making up for lost time due to rain on the first day, and allow Lyon holds the record for the highest number of Test wickets as an Australian off-spin bowler. South Africa not easy to beat but Pakistan banking on home advantage: Misbah-ul-Haq Playing at home ground is always encouraging for the players, says Misbah Karachi: South … As far as ODIs are concerned, Steyn has played 125 ODIs since 2006 and claimed 196 wickets at an average of 25.95 with 6-39 against Pakistan in 2013 at Port Elizabeth being his best. They boast the likes of Amla, De Kock, Du Plessis, De Villiers, Miller and Duminy in their ranks. Adcock was tall and could generate disconcerting bounce and lift off the surface. South African … After the retirement of Allan Donald and before the emergence of Dale Steyn, Andre Nel was South Africa's go-to man as far as pace bowling was concerned. The third-highest Test wicket-taker for South Africa, Ntini played 101 five-day games between 1998 and 2009 and claimed 390 wickets at an average of 28.82. Now, let's have a look at the some of the best South African fast bowlers of all time. The first bowler to claim a fifer in ICC Champions Trophy history, Kallis played 323 ODIs between 1996 and 2014, claiming 269 wickets at an average of 31.85. He had the ability to … The South African’s short-pitch deliveries at express pace were too much to handle for Atherton. The second-highest ODI wicket-taker for South Africa, Donald played 164 fifty-over games between 1991 and 2003 and claimed 272 wickets at an average of 21.78. For Merch Visit: https://fanstore.pk/collections/ramizraja #RamizSpeaks Two years before retiring, Adcock snapped up 26 wickets in a tour of England and the following year won the Wisden Cricketer of the Year award. He named South African expressman Dale Steyn as the best that he has seen. South Africa has never been an easy side to beat, but them playing after 13 years in Pakistan will be an advantage for us, and we have a great chance to … One of the most underrated medium-pacers in the world, Vernon Philander, proved his detractors wrong by claiming 50 wickets in seven Tests, the best record in more than 100 years. Dale Steyn and Allan Donald are amongst the top 5 best South African bowlers in test history & Kagiso Rabada could be among them in the future The Proteas have produced immense cricketing talent over the years and their pace bowling attack, in particular, has been one of the most formidable in the world. In 2013, he became the fastest South African to 100 Test wickets by reaching the mark in his 19th match, whereas Dale Steyn took 20 games. In his debut Test at Kolkata in 1996/97, Lance Klusener recorded his career-best Test figures of 8-64 and became a vital member of South Africa's formidable bowling attack. Feature Where are South Africa's black African batsmen? Allan Donald, who was one of the deadliest fast-bowlers to have played the game, made his Test debut against the West Indies in 1992. He is considered one of the most fearsome South African fast bowlers of all time. There aren't as many of them coming through the ranks as bowlers, and CSA is trying to correct that I n the heart of Rosebank, one of Johannesburg's wealthiest and fastest-growing suburbs, stands a billboard that evokes optimism in every cricket fan who passes by. On 28 August 2012, South Africa became the first team to top the ICC rankings in all three formats of the game. South African cricket can be divided into two phases - before and after the Apartheid. Even while touring India, their fast bowlers Over the years, quite a few South African pace bowlers have stood at the peak of fast bowling charts with consistent, electrifying performances but they have also started churning out enough spinners in the recent past. The 24-year-old, who constantly clocks 140km/h, has picked up 117 wickets in 75 matches since then. Ernie Vogler was, by the measure of many, the world's finest bowler in 1907. The slow left-arm bowler also set a new record, as his figures of 8/116 are the best by a South African spinner since re-admission, beating Paul Adams’ 7/128 against Pakistan in … His test average of 40.25 indicates that this is where he struggles the most. Makhaya Ntini, who made his international debut in 1998, scripted history in South African cricket by becoming the first coloured player to represent the nation. Here we put together a list of top 10 South African bowlers across formats. Also, his ODI bowling strike-rate was the fifth-best of bowlers with 200-plus wickets. In a 2005 Test match against the West Indies at Bridgetown, Nel claimed his maiden 10-wicket haul and helped South Africa win the series. 2 Nicky Boje , Mark Boucher , AB de Villiers , Boeta Dippenaar , Justin Kemp , Justin Ontong , Ashwell Prince , Dale Steyn , Jacques Rudolph , Monde Zondeki , Graeme Smith , Loots Bosman , Albie Morkel , Morne Morkel and Johan Botha also played ODI cricket for the African XI . “The series against South Africa is an important one, and I am sure the players selected in the squad have the potential and hunger to give best results in the series,” Misbah said. He claimed his career-best figures of 6-16 in 8 overs and became only the second player, after Taijul Islam, to take a hat-trick on ODI debut. Only his record for South Africa is given above. Jacques Kallis, the most celebrated cricketer produced by South Africa, is the only man to have scored over 10000 runs and taken over 250 wickets in both forms of the game. Klusener, who is among the top-five pacers of South Africa in the fifty-over format, recorded his best ODI figures of 6-49 against Sri Lanka in 1997 at Lahore. Only his records for South Africa are given above. 4 Jacques Kallis, Mark Boucher and … This is an edited extract from a new book, South Africa’s Greatest Bowlers: Past and Present by Ali Bacher and David Williams. Since making his debut against England in 2004, Dale Steyn has played 93 Tests and claimed 439 wickets, including 26 five-fors and five ten-wicket hauls. Ntini, who has taken 18 Test five-fors and four ten-wicket hauls, became the third South African behind Shaun Pollock and Allan Donald to pick up 300 wickets in the longest format of the game. He is South Africa’s best chance to win their first World Cup in 2019. And there were three more where he came from on South Africa's tour to England that year - … However, in terms of bowling talents, the Proteas have always been a notch above the rest in unearthing rare gems from the many schools that groom young boys into fearsome fast bowlers. He made his inaugural Test outing memorable with 24 wickets in the series. Between 1998 and 2009, The Mdingi Express played 172 fifty-over games and claimed 265 wickets at an average of 24.53. The man, who has taken 20 Test and two ODI five-wicket hauls, also claimed ten wickets in a match on three occasions in the longest format of the game. In 79 ODIs between 2001 and 2008, Nel claimed 106 wickets at an average of 27.68, with 5/45 against Bangladesh in 2007 at Guyana being his best. Technically correct, defensively solid and range of strokes that could handle most bowling attacks made him one of the best top order batsmen of his generation. Bear in mind that the list is not arranged on the basis of the number of wickets they have across formats, although wickets in itself are one among the many criteria followed in selecting this group of special bowlers. South Africa's bowlers should take a leaf out of the Sri Lankan book as they seek to wrap up their two-match Test series, Dean Elgar said after the … Surprisingly, the Proteas' most reliable weapon in whites could not emulate his success with the white ball. One of the better South African fast bowlers of recent times, Rabada played his first fifty-over international game against Bangladesh in 2015. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — South Africa's bowlers should take a leaf out of Sri Lanka's book as they seek to wrap up their two-match Test series, Dean Elgar said … Dale Steyn and Allan Donald are amongst the top 5 best South African bowlers in test history & Kagiso Rabada could be among them in the future He died, aged 81, on 6th January 2013. 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