Mluleki Nkala      

Full name Mluleki Luke Nkala

Born April 1, 1981, Bulawayo

Current age 33 years 205 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Matabeleland, Mid West Rhinos

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Mluleki Luke Nkala
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 10 15 2 187 47 14.38 452 41.37 0 0 23 1 4 0
ODIs 50 35 5 324 47 10.80 526 61.59 0 0 22 4 6 0
T20Is 1 1 0 1 1 1.00 3 33.33 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 55 88 9 1983 168 25.10 2 12 24 0
List A 93 64 13 714 54* 14.00 0 2 19 0
Twenty20 5 3 1 12 11* 6.00 30 40.00 0 0 0 1 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 10 15 1452 727 11 3/82 5/104 66.09 3.00 132.0 0 0 0
ODIs 50 46 1582 1570 22 3/12 3/12 71.36 5.95 71.9 0 0 0
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 55 6521 3642 91 4/33 40.02 3.35 71.6 0 0
List A 93 3019 2762 71 5/35 5/35 38.90 5.48 42.5 2 1 0
Twenty20 5 4 54 63 1 1/24 1/24 63.00 7.00 54.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Zimbabwe at Nottingham, Jun 1-5, 2000 scorecard
Last Test Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chittagong, Jan 6-10, 2005 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v India at Bulawayo, Sep 27, 1998 scorecard
Last ODI Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, Dec 9, 2006 scorecard
ODI statistics
Only T20I Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Nov 28, 2006 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1999/00
Last First-class Mid West Rhinos v Southern Rocks at Kwekwe, Feb 26-Mar 1, 2013 scorecard
List A debut 1997/98
Last List A Mountaineers v Mid West Rhinos at Mutare, Jan 9, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Nov 28, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Mashonaland Eagles v Mid West Rhinos at Harare, Jan 6, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0, 0/8, 0/3 Rhinos v Rocks Kwekwe 26 Feb 2013 FC
1/46, 4, 0 Rhinos v Tuskers Bulawayo 5 Feb 2013 FC
1/35, 16, 2/15, 64 Rhinos v Mountaineers Kwekwe 29 Jan 2013 FC
13*, 0/34 Rhinos v Mountaineers Mutare 9 Jan 2013 LA
0/19, 11* Rhinos v Eagles Harare 6 Jan 2013 T20
- Rhinos v Eagles Harare 5 Jan 2013 LA
1/24 Rhinos v Rocks Kwekwe 13 Dec 2012 T20
5/35 Rhinos v Rocks Kwekwe 12 Dec 2012 LA
3, 2/38, 7, 1/49 Rhinos v Tuskers Kwekwe 27 Nov 2012 FC
0/12, 4 Rhinos v Eagles Kwekwe 13 Oct 2012 LA
Profile

Universally known as "Psych", Mluleki Nkala has seven brothers and seven sisters. A member of the Ndebele tribe, he took the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar with his second ball in international cricket, in a one-dayer against India at Bulawayo in 1999, when he was just 18. His father had never seen a game of cricket until then. Nkala made his Test debut against England at Trent Bridge in 2000. A medium-fast inswing bowler who can bat - he made a hundred against England Under-19s in 1998 from No. 6, he was the leading wicket-taker in that year's Youth World Cup in South Africa, with 15 scalps. Amiable and friendly, he spent a few weeks at the Australian Cricket Academy, working with Dennis Lillee. A fringe player during the early part of his career, Nkala found a more regular place in the Zimbabwe squad after the departure of the so-called rebels in 2004.
Geoffrey Dean

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Sep 30, 2004

Mluleki Nkala portrait, January 9 2001

Mluleki Nkala portrait 2001

© Getty Images

Sep 29, 2001

Zimbabwe v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Harare Sports Club, Harare, 29 September 2001

Nkala has been bowled by Klusener for 5

© AFP

Jun 24, 2001

23 June 2001: Coca-Cola Cup (Zimbabwe) 2001, 1st Match, Zimbabwe v West Indies, Harare Sports Club.

Dillon is triumphant after getting rid of Nkala

© AFP

Results
Rocks v Tuskers at Masvingo - Mar 5-7, 2013
Rocks won by 6 wickets
Rhinos v Rocks at Kwekwe - Feb 26-Mar 1, 2013
Rhinos won by 118 runs
Eagles v Mountaineers at Harare - Feb 26-28, 2013
Mountaineers won by 8 wickets
Mountaineers v Tuskers at Mutare - Feb 19-22, 2013
Match drawn
Rocks v Eagles at Masvingo - Feb 19-22, 2013
Match drawn
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