Khaya Zondo

Country: South Africa
Born: March 07, 1990, Westville, Durban
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Batter

Khaya Zondo Bio

Khayelihle Zondo is a dynamic and talented cricketer hailing from South Africa. Known for his aggressive middle-order batting and ability to score crucial runs, Zondo has carved a successful path for himself in the world of cricket.

Zondo’s cricket journey began at an early age, as he was introduced to the sport through Bakers Mini Cricket, one of South Africa’s most renowned junior programs. Growing up in the Lindelani Township, located just outside Durban, Zondo had the privilege of being mentored by his mother, who was running the cricket program in the area. Inspired by the success stories of Mark Boucher and AB de Villiers, both of whom emerged from the same program, Zondo began to showcase his talent and passion for the game.

As he progressed in his cricketing career, Zondo attended Westville Boys High, where he further honed his skills. At the age of 15, he joined the Premier League club Pinetown, marking his entry into competitive cricket. Zondo’s talent did not go unnoticed, as he was selected to represent Kwa-Zulu Natal at various age-group provincial levels, including under-13, under-15, under-17, and under-19.

In November 2007, Zondo made his first-class debut for Kwa-Zulu Natal’s provincial side. Just two months later, he earned a spot in the Dolphins, a prestigious franchise team based in Durban. However, Zondo’s early days with the franchise proved to be challenging, as he struggled to secure a permanent spot in the team. Determined to make a mark, Zondo embraced every opportunity that came his way.

In the 2011-12 season, Zondo was handpicked to join Impi, a domestic Twenty20 team consisting of players on the fringes of mainstream teams. Displaying his exceptional batting skills, he emerged as Impi’s top scorer, amassing 259 runs from 11 games, including an impressive century against Cobras.

Following his success with Impi, Zondo’s performances became more consistent, earning him more regular appearances for the Dolphins across all formats. In the 2013-14 season, he emerged as the second-highest run-scorer for the franchise in the first-class competition, racking up 541 runs at an impressive average of 38.64, including two centuries.

Zondo’s exceptional performances did not go unnoticed, as he was selected to represent the South Africa A side for their tour of India in July-August 2015. During a triangular series that also featured Australia A, Zondo showcased his talent and emerged as the second-highest run-scorer for South Africa A. His tally of 154 runs in four matches at an average of 38.50 earned him a maiden international call-up for South Africa’s tour to India.

In October 2015, Zondo was named in the T20 squad as a replacement for the injured Rilee Rossouw. This international debut marked a significant milestone in his career, highlighting his talent and potential to excel on the global stage.

As Zondo continues to shine on the cricket field, he remains a promising player with immense talent and dedication. With his aggressive batting style and ability to deliver under pressure, he is surely a player to watch out for in the world of cricket.

Khaya Zondo Career Stats

Khaya Zondo Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 5 7 1 120 39 20 316 37.97 0 0 12 3 2 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 6 6 1 146 54 29.2 231 63.2 0 1 8 3 1 0
FC 150 241 21 6924 203* 31.47 14193 48.78 13 34 893 75 89 0
List A 165 148 22 3987 117 31.64 5281 75.49 3 24 301 72 63 0
T20s 134 108 23 2164 100* 25.45 1963 110.23 1 11 161 52 39 0

Khaya Zondo Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 150 70 2690 1643 43 6/52 6/83 38.2 3.66 62.5 0 2 0
List A 165 33 721 625 17 3/12 3/12 36.76 5.2 42.4 0 0 0
T20s 134 26 295 373 14 2/4 2/4 26.64 7.58 21 0 0 0

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