Wayne Parnell

Country: South Africa
Born: July 30, 1989, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Left arm Medium fast
Playing role: Bowler

Wayne Parnell Bio

Wayne Dillon Parnell is a formidable left-handed seamer and cricket player hailing from South Africa. With his aggressive playing style and exceptional skills, Wayne has made a name for himself in the cricketing world. However, his journey to success has been riddled with challenges, including inconsistency and injuries.

Wayne was born on July 30, 1989, in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He attended Grey High School, the same institution that produced renowned cricketers Graeme and Peter Pollock. From a young age, Wayne showed immense talent and began playing cricket at the provincial level when he was just 12 years old.

In 2006, Parnell represented South Africa in the Under-19 World Cup held in Sri Lanka. He showcased his skills both as a bowler and a batsman and captained the side in the 2008 edition of the tournament in Malaysia. Parnell’s exceptional performance led South Africa to the final, with him taking the most wickets in the tournament.

The following year, Wayne earned his call-up to the senior one-day squad and made his debut against Australia. Although his debut was modest, he quickly became the youngest player to receive a national contract from Cricket South Africa. Wayne’s talent and potential were recognized, leading to his inclusion in the 2009 World T20 squad. He impressed with nine wickets and an economy rate of less than six, including an outstanding 4 for 13 performance against West Indies.

Parnell’s successful stint with Kent County Cricket Club further boosted his reputation. However, a groin injury prevented him from participating in the IPL, causing setbacks in his international career. Despite the injury, Wayne made a strong comeback in the ODI series against Zimbabwe.

In 2014, Parnell seized a crucial opportunity when he was included in South Africa’s Test team to play a must-win match against Australia. Making an immediate impact, he took a wicket off his very first ball and added two more in quick succession. Unfortunately, another groin injury forced him to leave the field prematurely.

Following his recovery, Wayne demonstrated his skills in the domestic scene during the 2015-2016 season, emerging as the third-highest wicket-taker in the one-day cup. Despite a foot niggle, he excelled as Cobras’ most successful bowler, contributing significantly to his team’s success.

Although Parnell has represented South Africa in all three formats of the game, inconsistency and injuries have hampered his progress. His last international appearance for South Africa was in October 2017, and he made the decision to pursue a new chapter in his career by signing a three-year deal with Worcestershire in 2018 as a Kolpak player.

Wayne Dillon Parnell’s journey in cricket has been marked by both triumphs and challenges. With his aggressive style and undeniable talent, he has left an indelible mark on the cricketing world. Despite the setbacks, Parnell continues to strive for success and remains a beloved figure in South African cricket.

Wayne Parnell Career Stats

Wayne Parnell Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 4 0 67 23 16.75 180 37.22 0 0 11 0 3 0
T20Is 56 23 13 174 29* 17.4 180 96.66 0 0 13 4 7 0
ODIs 73 43 15 574 56 20.5 723 79.39 0 1 43 9 13 0
FC 84 113 14 2728 111* 27.55 5214 52.32 2 17 352 25 25 0
List A 187 130 34 2266 129 23.6 2609 86.85 2 6 185 40 34 0
T20s 288 175 63 2035 99 18.16 1672 121.71 0 5 168 71 63 0

Wayne Parnell Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 6 10 556 414 15 4/51 6/89 27.6 4.46 37 1 0 0
T20Is 56 55 1094 1513 59 5/30 5/30 25.64 8.29 18.5 1 1 0
ODIs 73 69 3224 3010 99 5/48 5/48 30.4 5.6 32.5 3 2 0
FC 84 145 12635 7240 242 7/51 12/105 29.91 3.43 52.2 7 9 2
List A 187 181 8296 7496 248 6/51 6/51 30.22 5.42 33.4 6 5 0
T20s 288 281 5729 7706 305 5/30 5/30 25.26 8.07 18.7 6 1 0

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