Wayne Parnell


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Took a hat-trick in only his fifth first-class match, playing for Eastern Province against Western Province.


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Bowls Left Arm Fast-Med


Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Province


South Africa

South Africa

Chevrolet Warriors


The retirement of Jacques Kallis presented Wayne Parnell with an opportunity to make his mark on South Africa’s one-day side.

A talented junior, Parnell played representative cricket through his teen years before captaining South Africa’s under-19 World Cup team in 2008. He finished as the tournament’s leading wicket-taker, with 18 wickets at an average of 8.38.

The left-handed allrounder’s first men’s international appearance came in 2009, when he took nine wickets at the ICC World T20 and made his one-day international debut against Australia the same year. 

Injuries and inconsistent form have seen Parnell move in and out of South Africa's line-up throughout his career.

England suffer stunning top-order batting collapse

Kagiso Rabada and Wayne Parnell were rampant with the new ball as England lost six wickets inside the first five overs of an ODI at Lord's

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Proteas power past Sri Lanka in Jo'Burg

South Africa piled on 426 at the Wanderers after Hashim Amla's masterclass, reducing Sri Lanka to 4-80 on day two

New deal for Parnell at Worcestershire

The big South African has signed a new deal with his English county side

SA quick undergoing heart tests

Wayne Parnell undergoing tests after leaving the cricket field while playing for Kent in a domestic one-day game

Tahir, Parnell lead Proteas to ODI win

Proteas pair take three apiece as South Africa claim comfortable eight-wicket win in Port Elizabeth