Full Name

Mluleki Luke Nkala

Born

April 01, 1981, Bulawayo

Age

42y 326d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Bowler

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

Mluleki Nkala Career Stats

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests10151452727113/825/10466.093.00132.0000
ODIs504615821570223/123/1271.365.9571.9000
T20Is1------------
FC55-65213642914/33-40.023.3571.6-00
List A93-30192762715/355/3538.905.4842.5210
T20s54546311/241/2463.007.0054.0000

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests101521874714.3845241.370023140
ODIs503553244710.8052661.590022460
T20Is110111.00333.33000000
FC55889198316825.10--212--240
List A93641371454*14.00--02--190
T20s5311211*6.003040.00000110
Mluleki Luke Nkala

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Recent Matches of Mluleki Nkala

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Rhinos vs Rocks00/8 & 0/326-Feb-2013KwekweFC
Rhinos vs Tuskers4 & 01/4605-Feb-2013BulawayoFC
Rhinos vs Mountaineers16 & 641/35 & 2/1529-Jan-2013KwekweFC
Rhinos vs Mountaineers13*0/3409-Jan-2013MutareList A
Rhinos vs Eagles11*0/1906-Jan-2013HarareT20

Photos of Mluleki Nkala

Mluleki Nkala portrait 2001
Nkala has been bowled by Klusener for 5
Dillon is triumphant after getting rid of Nkala
Sean Ervine and Mluleki Nkala celebrate Sameer Dighe's fall
Nkala is over joyed as he bowls Tendulkar
Mluleki Nkala playing for his country in Nairobi