Khaya Zondo

Khaya Zondo

South Africa|Batter
Khaya Zondo

INTL CAREER: 2015 - 2018

Full Name

Khayelihle Zondo


March 07, 1990, Westville, Durban


31y 70d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Playing Role



Khaya Zondo is an aggressive middle-order batsman whose cricketing career had an early start through one of South Africa's most renowned junior programs. Bakers Mini Cricket brought through the likes of Mark Boucher and AB de Villiers, and Zondo also began there, in the Lindelani Township 20 kilometres outside Durban. His mother was running the program in the area and Zondo was among her charges.

He honed his skills at Westville Boys High and joined a Premier League club Pinetown at the age of 15. Zondo was part of Kwa-Zulu Natal's age-group provincial sides at under-13, u-15, u-17 and u-19 level and was just 17 years old when he made his first-class debut for Kwa-Zulu Natal's provincial side in November 2007. Two months later, he debuted for Dolphins, Durban's franchise team.

He bounced between the provincial side and the franchise team, where he found it difficult to hold down a spot. In the 2011-12 season, Zondo was picked to be part of a seventh domestic franchise, Impi, a team made up of players like him who were on the fringes of teams and competed in the domestic T20 competition. He was their top scorer with 259 runs from 11 games, which included a century against Cobras.
Firdose Moonda

Zondo made more regular appearances for Dolphins after that, across all formats, and in the 2013-14 season was the second highest run-scorer for the franchise in the first-class competition - 541 runs at 38.64 with two centuries. He was picked for the South Africa A side's tour of India in July-August 2015 and was their second highest run-scorer in a triangular series, which also included Australia A. Zondo's 154 runs at 38.50 in four matches earned him a maiden international call-up for South Africa's tour to India in October 2015, where he was named in the T20 squad as a replacement for the injured Rilee Rossouw.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
List A15113721374311732.26491976.0932128470590
List A15133721625173/123/1236.765.2042.40000
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Recent Matches - Player

Dolphins vs Titans2125-Mar-2021DurbanFC
Dolphins vs Warriors111 & 10*16-Mar-2021Port ElizabethFC
Dolphins vs LIONS44 & 007-Mar-2021JohannesburgFC
Dolphins vs LIONS2428-Feb-2021DurbanT20
Dolphins vs Titans1026-Feb-2021DurbanT20


Brendan Taylor celebrates after stumping Khaya Zondo
Khaya Zondo flicks through the leg side
Khaya Zondo at the pre-match press conference
Khaya Zondo celebrates a fifty on a tricky surface
Khaya Zondo rocks back to pull for a six
Khaya Zondo positions himself for a smart catch