Mluleki Luke Nkala

Zimbabwe Mluleki Luke Nkala

Plays for Zimbabwe
Age 36 years 200 days
Born April 1, 1981, Bulawayo
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm medium
Universally known as "Psych", Mluleki Nkala has seven brothers and seven sisters. A member of the Ndebele tribe, he took the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar with his second ball in international cricket, in a one-dayer against India at Bulawayo in 1999, when he was just 18. His father had never seen a game of cricket until then. Nkala made his Test debut against England at Trent Bridge in 2000. A medium-fast inswing bowler who can bat - he made a hundred against England Under-19s in 1998 from No. 6, he was the leading wicket-taker in that year's Youth World Cup in South Africa, with 15 scalps. Amiable and friendly, he spent a few weeks at the Australian Cricket Academy, working with Dennis Lillee. A fringe player during the early part of his career, Nkala found a more regular place in the Zimbabwe squad after the departure of the so-called rebels in 2004. Geoffrey Dean
Major Teams Affiliated With
Zimbabwe Matabeleland Mid West Rhinos

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 2 0 0 19 14.00 54* 714 13 64 93
firstClass 12 2 0 24 25.10 168 1983 9 88 55
T20Is 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.00 1 1 0 1 1
ODIs 0 0 0 6 4 22 10.80 47 324 5 35 50
tests 0 0 0 4 1 23 14.38 47 187 2 15 10

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 1 2 5.48 38.90 5/35 5/35 71 2762 3019 93
firstClass 0 0 3.35 40.02 4/33 91 3642 6521 55
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - 1
ODIs 0 0 0 5.95 71.36 3/12 3/12 22 1570 1582 46 50
tests 0 0 0 3.00 66.09 5/104 3/82 11 727 1452 15 10
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