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Justin Ontong

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
South Africa, Africa XI, South African Academy, Boland, Rest of South Africa, South Africa A, South African Invitation XI, South Africa Pres XI, Cape Cobras, South Africa Under-19, Highveld Lions
Roles played:
Skipper-T20 | AllRounder
Home country:
South Africa
Born:
January 04, 1980, Paarl, South Africa

Profile

Justin Ontong started as a right-handed batsman but later added off-spin to his repertoire to become a more useful cricketer. He has been a familiar face in South Africa's domestic circuit for quite sometime now. Unfortunately, Ontong, fondly called as "Rowdy" by his teammates, failed to do justice to his talent. He was presented with the chance to play ODIs for South Africa in 2001 but he didn't succeed in displaying his utility.

Somehow he bagged an opportunity to feature in Test matches but his debut was marred with controversy. Percy Sonn, the then president of the UCB inserted him in the playing XI on ground of South Africa's racial quota policy, aborting the selectors' decision to play Jacques Rudolph. Like ODIs, Ontong couldn't do much in the longer version and sadly his international career never took off. However, he remained a prolific run-scorer in first-class cricket. After serving Kent for four seasons, he moved to Cape Cobras in 2008 and since then has been an integral part of their strategies.

He was recalled in the South African national squad after 34 months to tour New Zealand in February 2012.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 2 4 57 1 19.00 36.77 0 0 32
ODI 28 16 184 2 13.14 68.91 0 0 32
T20 14 10 158 0 15.80 144.95 0 0 48
CLT20 12 7 98 2 19.60 138.02 0 0 39*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 2 3 185 133 1 1/79 / 133.00 4.31 0 0 0 2
ODI 28 16 538 396 9 3/30 / 44.00 4.41 0 0 0 11
T20 14 4 36 83 1 1/25 / 83.00 13.83 0 0 0 1
CLT20 12 9 102 146 3 2/8 / 48.66 8.58 0 0 0 3
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 1 0 1
ODI 15 0 6
T20 10 0 0
CLT20 4 0 2
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
T20 1 1 0 0 0 100
CLT20 3 0 2 1 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2002-2004
 
ODI:
2001-2012
 
T20:
2008-2015
 
CLT20:
2009-2014
Test
Debut:
South Africa Vs Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney - Jan 02, 2002
Last played:
South Africa Vs India at Eden Gardens, Kolkata (Calcutta) - Nov 28, 2004
ODI
Debut:
South Africa Vs West Indies at Sabina Park, Kingston - Jamaica - Apr 28, 2001
Last played:
South Africa Vs England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham - Sep 05, 2012
T20
Debut:
South Africa Vs West Indies at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Jan 18, 2008
Last played:
South Africa Vs West Indies at Kingsmead, Durban - Jan 14, 2015
CLT20
Debut:
Cape Cobras Vs Bangalore at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore - Karnataka - Oct 08, 2009
Last played:
Cape Cobras Vs Barbados Tridents at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - Sep 26, 2014
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