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Popular cricket players of South Africa: Jean-Paul Duminy

by on March 23, 2011
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Jean-Paul Duminy
  • Jean-Paul Duminy is left hand middle-order batsman of South African cricket team. Initially Duminy had rough time as he was dropped from the team due to his inconsistent performance. However he made a good come back and made his position permanent in team.
  • Jean Duminy made his ODI debut in South African cricket team on August 20, 2004 against Sri Lanka. In 129 one day international matches, Jean Duminy scored 3571 runs at an average of 39.42 and strike rate of 83.45. Duminy has scored 20 fifties and 3 hundreds with 150 his highest score in ODI.
  • Duminy made his test debut on December 17, 2008 against Australia. In 12 test matches, Duminy has scored 1280 runs at an average of 36.57 with a strike rate of 42.83. Duminy has scored 6 test fifties and four test hundred with 166 being his highest test score.
  • Duminy at an average of 41.91 has scored over 1900 runs with 12 fifties and two centuries.
  • Jean Duminy at home has scored 1242 runs at an average of 154 however his average is just over 30 in away games scoring 728 runs.
  • 2011 Cricket World Cup is the first World Cup for Duminy. In 6 matches of 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, Duminy has scored 221 runs at an average of 44.20 and strike rate of 101.84. His highest score in World Cup is 99.

Highlights of player record:

  • He set a 9th wicket partnership with Dale Steyn by scoring 180 and surpassed the previous partnership record by Graeme and Pollock against Australia. 
  • The first wicket taken by Duminy was of Michael Clark of Australian cricket team.

Duminy has been very significant in his batting performance both in ODI and test cricket formats. He can be extremely dangerous player for the opponents with his bat due to his ability to hit shots under pressure. He can be dangerous in last ten overs whenever there is a need for hitting sixes and fours and he always makes a good contribution to save South African cricket team. 

 

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