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Mfuneko Ngam
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Mfuneko Ngam

South Africa
Mfuneko Ngam

INTL CAREER: 2000 - 2001

Full Name

Mfuneko Ngam

Born

January 29, 1979, Middledrift, Cape Province

Age

42y 181d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast

TEAMS

His hero is Allan Donald, but it's difficult not see at least a trace of Michael Holding in Mfuneko Ngam, the Eastern Province Express, who made his Test debut against New Zealand as a 21-year-old in December 2000. Put simply, "Chew" Ngam is a completely natural fast bowler with a smooth run-up and enough pace to make the best batsmen hop around. After two impressive displays against Sri Lanka, everything seemed to be going swimmingly when, along with Makhaya Ntini, he became the first African player to be voted as a national cricketer of the year in 2001. However, a succession of stress fractures in his legs have since hindered his progress. He underwent a barrage of tests in an attempt to establish why his bones appear to be so brittle - it has been suggested that he may suffer from a genetic disorder or that the root cause lies in certain dietary deficiencies earlier in his life. Peter Robinson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test31100*-10.00000010
FC46549329357.3100150
List A421181344.330080
T20133152*2.501533.33000020
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test35392189113/266/6217.182.8935.60000
FC46705936901154/2532.083.1361.3000
List A4216121275464/204/2027.714.7435.00300
T20131116824582/222/2230.628.7521.00000
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Ngam at home in Port Alfred, where he now lives and works as assistant coach with Warriors
Mfuneko Ngam
Portrait - Mfuneko Ngam
Mfuneko Ngam bowling in the match where he took 3 for 93
Mfuneko had a match haul of 6 for 62 in his last Test, bowling with a fracture in his shin
Mfuneko Ngam is excited after dismissing Adam Parore