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Thami Tsolekile

  • Thami Tsolekile

Keeper

Right Hand bat

DOB
09/10/1980
Club
Highveld Lions

Profile

Thami Tsolekile comes up against Australia as a standby wicketkeeper for South Africa. Having already played three tests in 2004, the 33 year old would have hoped to return to the national side following Mark Boucher’s untimely retirement earlier this year.

Despite his sound glove work, Tsolekile failed to impress with the bat in his three test career, amassing just 47 runs in his five innings.

He is still well behind AB de Villiers in the pecking order, but should anything happen to the incumbent keeper, Tsolekile will be the man South Africa call upon.

Tsolekile was a member of the Highveld Lions’ squad that made the final for the CLT20 final in 2012. Given the glut of runs scored at the top of the order, he was rarely required to bat, although he did make an enterprising 20 in the final, which included two unorthodox sixes. He took six catches during the tournament, and also came up with a stumping.

More runs in First Class cricket could prompt selectors to pick de Villiers as a specialist batsman, which would see him make his long awaited return to the Test arena.

Key Stats

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3 Matches
Fielding
Catches Stumpings
Batting
Runs Average S.Rate 100s 50s

Batting / Fielding

M In NO R HS AVG SR 100s 50s Ct St
TEST 3 5 0 47 22 9.40 26.55 0 0 6 0
ODI - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 Int - - - - - - - - - - -
First-Class 3 5 0 47 22 9.40 - 0 0 6 0
Aus One-day dom - - - - - - - - - - -
Aus Twenty20 11 6 3 73 23 24.33 102.82 0 0 6 1

Bowling

M Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Eco SR 5 10
TEST 3 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0
ODI - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 Int - - - - - - - - - - -
First-Class 3 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0
Aus One-day dom - - - - - - - - - - -
Aus Twenty20 11 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0

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