Full name Pumelela Matshikwe
Born June 19, 1984, Johannesburg, Transvaal
Current age 32 years 175 days
Major teams Gauteng, Impi, Lions, South Africa A
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|First-class debut||Gauteng v Griqualand West at Johannesburg, Jan 8-10, 2009 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Warriors v Lions at Port Elizabeth, Apr 7-9, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Gauteng v Griqualand West at Johannesburg, Mar 4, 2007 scorecard|
|Last List A||Cape Cobras v Lions at Cape Town, Feb 28, 2016 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Lions v Impi at Potchefstroom, Feb 17, 2012 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Free State v Gauteng at Bloemfontein, Sep 27, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1, 0/42, 5||Lions||v Warriors||Port Elizabeth||7 Apr 2016||FC|
|30, 0/35, 6/58||Lions||v Titans||Centurion||31 Mar 2016||FC|
|0/19||Lions||v Dolphins||Pietermaritzburg||18 Mar 2016||FC|
|0, 2/36, 4, 0/11||Lions||v Knights||Johannesburg||10 Mar 2016||FC|
|2/40, 1/26||Lions||v Cape Cobras||Potchefstroom||3 Mar 2016||FC|
|3/28||Lions||v Cape Cobras||Cape Town||28 Feb 2016||LA|
|0/45||Lions||v Warriors||Johannesburg||24 Feb 2016||LA|
|2/44||Lions||v Titans||Centurion||17 Feb 2016||LA|
|1/32||Lions||v Knights||Bloemfontein||13 Feb 2016||LA|
|15, 1/21||Lions||v Cape Cobras||Paarl||7 Feb 2016||LA|
A busy right-arm seamer, Pumelela Mathsikwe is a hard-working provincial cricketer, who received few franchise breakthroughs. Matshikwe's career was ended when he as implicated in the match-fixing scandal in South Africa's T20 tournament in the 2015-16 summer.
Matshikwe was schooled at St David's Marist College and attended the University of the Witwatersrand. He made his provincial debut in the 2008-09 season for Gauteng but could not break into the Lions franchise.
In the 2011-12 season, Matshikwe was picked to be part of the Impi squad - a seventh franchise team added to South Africa's T20 competition, which was a composite team comprised of the best provincial players who could not nail down franchise spots. He was their leading wicker-taker with 11 scalps at 23.27 and 11th overall.
Despite that, he remained on the fringes of the Lions outfit until the 2015-16 season when he was a regular in their victorious one-day campaign. Matshikwe was the second-highest wicket-taker for the team with 11 wickets at 29.36 in the tournament.
On August 1, 2016 Matshikwe was banned for ten years for receiving a payment to fix in the 2015-16 Ram Slam tournament. Three years of his sentence was suspended.
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