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Neil McKenzie

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium
Played for:
South Africa, Hampshire, Highveld Lions
Roles played:
Batsman
Home country:
South Africa
Born:
November 24, 1975, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Profile

As a teenager, Neil McKenzie captained both the South African schools and Under-19 teams before being brought under the tutelage of Gauteng’s Ken Rutherford. Though he started his Test career by batting as an opener he was soon shifted to the middle order only to return as an opener later in his career.

McKenzie scored his first Test hundred against New Zealand in 2000-01 after making his international debut earlier that year against Sri Lanka. This was soon followed by another ton against Sri Lanka at SuperSport Park. However, he lacked consistency in run-making and was soon dropped due to poor form. But after showing excellent form in domestic cricket, McKenzie was recalled to the Test squad to replace the out-of-form Herschelle Gibbs. A further development as a result of his recall was that Somerset announced that it was unlikely that McKenzie would return to the club for the 2008 season, having played in 2007 as a Kolpak player. It was subsequently announced that he would play part of the 2008 season for Durham as an overseas player. McKenzie has also been an integral part of the Lions squad over the years.

One of McKenzie’s most memorable innings would be a record first-wicket 415-run partnership with skipper Graeme Smith in 2008 against Bangladesh in a Test match. Later, in 2010, he signed up with Hampshire to play in their County Championship.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 58 94 3253 7 37.39 42.00 5 16 226
ODI 64 55 1688 10 37.51 69.40 2 10 131*
T20 2 1 7 1 - 87.5 0 0 7*
CLT20 10 10 301 3 43 132.59 0 2 68*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 58 6 90 68 0 0/1 / - 4.53 0 0 0 2
ODI 64 5 46 27 0 0/0 / - 3.52 0 0 0 2
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 54 0 3
ODI 21 0 3

Career

Span:
Test:
2000-2009
 
ODI:
2000-2009
 
T20:
2006-2009
 
CLT20:
2010-2013
Test
Debut:
South Africa Vs Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium, Galle - Jul 20, 2000
Last played:
South Africa Vs Australia at Kingsmead, Durban - Mar 06, 2009
ODI
Debut:
South Africa Vs Zimbabwe at Kingsmead, Durban - Feb 02, 2000
Last played:
South Africa Vs Australia at W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth - Western Australia - Jan 30, 2009
T20
Debut:
South Africa Vs Australia at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Feb 24, 2006
Last played:
South Africa Vs Australia at Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane - Queensland - Jan 13, 2009
CLT20
Debut:
Highveld Lions Vs Mumbai at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Sep 10, 2010
Last played:
Highveld Lions Vs Mumbai at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur - Sep 27, 2013
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