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- Cape Town
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Nationality: South African
Language: English / Afrikaans
ODI Shirt Number: 16
Batting Style: Right Handed Batsman
Bowling Style: Right Arm Fast
Province: Chevrolet Warriors
One Day International Debut 1998 vs New Zealand
One Day International Caps 164
ODI Cap Number 47
Test Debut 1998 vs Sri Lanka
Test Caps 82
Test Cap Number 34
The highlight of Makhaya’s international career to date has been his achievement in becoming only the third South African bowler after Allan Donald and Shaun Pollock to take 300 Test wickets. Appropriately he achieved this feat in the Eastern Cape against Pakistan at Sahara Oval St George’s in Port Elizabeth.
His arrival at the CWC was delayed by the birth of his second child and this understandably impacted on his subsequent form.
He was nevertheless the stand-out spearhead of the South African Test match attack, taking 58 wickets in the 2006 calendar year at an average of 21.60. Only Muttiah Muralitharan took more wickets during this period with 90.
He started the 2006/7 international season by taking 5 for 21 against Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy at Mohali, India, and in the home South African international season he took 19 wickets at an average of 18.68 in the Castle Test Series against Pakistan and 15 wickets against India at an average of 23.93.
He has now gone into his benefit season, having regained his best form in the series win in Pakistan. His new ball partnership with Dale Steyn has been a significant factor in South Africa’s recent run of five successive Test series victories.