Full Name

Nkateko Ethy Mbhalati

Born

November 18, 1981, Phalaborwa, Northern Province

Age

40y 17d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium fast

TEAMS

An indefatigable seam bowler, Ethy Mbhalati was a stalwart at Centurion, where he played for 13 seasons. He racked up 129 first-class caps, the same number of List A matches and 92 T20 games, taking 594 wickets across all formats. That long career was ended when he as implicated in the match-fixing scandal in South Africa's T20 tournament in the 2015-16 summer.

Mbhalati made his debut in the 2002-03 season and at first made an impression in limited-overs cricket. In March 2008, Mbahlati became the first South African to claim a hat-trick in T20 franchise cricket. In that year's T20 competition, Mbhalati was the second-highest wicket-taker with 14 wickets at 14.21. He was third overall in the 2009-10 List A competition with 16 scalps at 19.12 and, in the 2010-11 season, Mbhalati was second on the first-class wicket-takers' list with 39 scalps at 20.58.

His consistency, accuracy and unwavering ability to bowl spell after spell were all worthy characteristics but in a country rich with bowling talent, Mbhalati did not get the opportunity for higher honours. In 2014, Mbhalati was given a benefit year by his franchise as his career seemed to be reaching its twilight stages but he stayed on as a senior player for another season.

On August 1, 2016, Mbhalati was banned for ten years for receiving a payment to fix in the 2015-16 Ram Slam tournament.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC12915275471196.11139333.8100250
List A12928187520*7.5015648.0700150
T20921410278*6.754264.280021100
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC12918980101893646/3327.993.2252.114112
List A129547344711504/364/3629.804.9036.4300
T20928817522256804/124/1228.207.7221.9200

Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Titans vs Cape Cobras1* & 84/85 & 1/4907-Apr-2016PaarlFC
Titans vs LIONS00/11831-Mar-2016CenturionFC
Titans vs Warriors0*2/34 & 0/4318-Mar-2016Port ElizabethFC
Titans vs Dolphins--0/50 & 1/5210-Mar-2016DurbanFC
Titans vs Knights42/29 & 2/3203-Mar-2016CenturionFC

Photos


Ethy Mbhalati picked up three wickets
Ethy Mbhalati portrait
Ethy Mbhalati lets the ball, and his hair, fly