Justin Kemp

Country: South Africa
Born: October 02, 1977, Queenstown, Cape Province
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowling Allrounder

Justin Kemp Bio

Justin Miles Kemp, born on 2nd February 1977 in Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa, is a former professional cricket player who represented his country at both the international and domestic levels. Kemp was primarily a fast-medium right-arm seamer and a middle-order batsman, known for his power-hitting abilities.

From an early age, Kemp showed great promise in cricket, and his talent was quickly recognized. He made his international debut in the third Test against Sri Lanka in 2000-01, making an immediate impact by taking 5 wickets for 52 runs in the match. This stellar performance earned him a spot on the tour of the West Indies.

However, Kemp’s initial success was followed by a series of setbacks. In his early years, he struggled to consistently perform at the international level and was involved in off-field controversies, such as admitting to smoking marijuana. Despite some underwhelming showings, he continued to make appearances in the limited-overs format.

Kemp’s fortunes changed during the 2004-05 series against England when he played a crucial role in South Africa’s victory. In the series-deciding match in East London, he smashed 80 off just 50 balls, showcasing his explosive batting skills. This performance set the stage for his impressive displays against New Zealand later that year, where he scored crucial runs to secure the series win.

In 2006, Kemp had a brief stint with English county side Kent, but his involvement was cut short due to South African authorities recommending him to rest ahead of important tours and tournaments. He returned to South Africa and made an impact in the 2006 Champions Trophy with his powerful batting displays. He followed this up with a remarkable unbeaten century against India at Cape Town in November, further establishing himself as one of the game’s best hitters.

Despite his successes, Kemp’s career was plagued by inconsistency and intermittent injuries. Following a stop-start campaign in the World Cup and the World Twenty20, he was eventually dropped from the national team and did not feature in international cricket again.

Kemp ventured into county cricket, signing a two-year deal with Kent in 2007. He also joined the Indian Cricket League and played for the Hyderabad Heroes before leaving the league and joining Chennai Super Kings in the 2010 IPL auction.

In the later stages of his career, Kemp continued to feature as a senior member of the Cape Cobras, a domestic team in South Africa. He eventually retired from all forms of cricket at the end of the 2015-16 season after a successful and eventful career.

Justin Miles Kemp will be remembered for his explosive batting style, ability to change the game with his power-hitting, and occasional brilliance with the ball. While his career may have had its ups and downs, he remains a significant figure in South African cricket history.

Justin Kemp Career Stats

Justin Kemp Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 6 0 80 55 13.33 250 32 0 1 11 0 3 0
T20Is 8 7 3 203 89* 50.75 160 126.87 0 1 17 10 3 0
ODIs 85 66 18 1512 100* 31.5 1819 83.12 1 10 98 60 33 0
FC 168 253 31 7696 188 34.66 - - 16 34 - - 237 0
List A 304 256 65 6539 107* 34.23 - - 3 43 - - 130 0
T20s 101 80 29 1451 89* 28.45 1166 124.44 0 4 92 71 47 0

Justin Kemp Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 4 8 479 222 9 3/33 5/52 24.66 2.78 53.2 0 0 0
T20Is 8 1 6 5 0 - - - 5 - 0 0 0
ODIs 85 48 1303 1015 32 3/20 3/20 31.71 4.67 40.7 0 0 0
FC 168 - 16135 7321 268 6/56 - 27.31 2.72 60.2 - 7 0
List A 304 - 8012 6323 214 6/20 6/20 29.54 4.73 37.4 7 3 0
T20s 101 67 1016 1272 56 3/12 3/12 22.71 7.51 18.1 0 0 0

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