Full name Angelique Samantha Taai
Born March 31, 1987, King Williams Town, Eastern Cape
Current age 29 years 120 days
Major teams South Africa Women
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|ODI debut||South Africa Women v England Women at Klerksdorp, Mar 13, 2005 scorecard|
|Last ODI||South Africa Women v Netherlands Women at Potchefstroom (Uni 2), Oct 12, 2010 scorecard|
|T20I debut||South Africa Women v West Indies Women at Paarl, Oct 25, 2009 scorecard|
|Last T20I||South Africa Women v Pakistan Women at Potchefstroom (Uni 2), Oct 16, 2010 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|21, 1/15||Border Women||v EPR Women||East London||28 Feb 2016||Other T20|
|10, 4/31||Border Women||v EPR Women||East London||27 Feb 2016||Other OD|
|63*, 0/4||Border Women||v Kei Women||East London||14 Feb 2016||Other T20|
|0||Border Women||v Kei Women||East London||13 Feb 2016||Other OD|
|53*, 0/3||Border Women||v Swd D Wmn||Oudtshoorn||22 Nov 2015||Other T20|
|5||Border Women||v Swd D Wmn||Oudtshoorn||21 Nov 2015||Other OD|
|26, 0c/1s||Border Women||v NC Women||Kimberley||18 Oct 2015||Other T20|
|107, 1/0||Border Women||v NC Women||Kimberley||17 Oct 2015||Other OD|
|-||Border Women||v Kei Women||East London||26 Feb 2011||Other OD|
|2||Border Women||v Boland Women||Paarl||12 Feb 2011||Other OD|
The pace bowler Angelique Taai played her first cricket for Breidbach School's girls team, where her performances brought her to the attention of Border selectors, who invited her to senior squad practices at 12 years old. She played her first match for Border in 2001 when she was 13 and has continued to represent them.
Taai, who is also a hard-hitting middle order batsman, progressed to South Africa Under 19s and has attended all national camps for the senior side since 2003. Despite not having made her full international debut, strong allround performances at the camps, and also in the National League prompted the selectors to call her into the World Cup squad which is to be played in South Africa in March and April 2005.
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"