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Popular cricket players of South African cricket team: Lonwabo Tsotsobe

by on February 24, 2011
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Popular cricket players of South African cricket team: Lonwabo Tsotsobe

Lonwabo Tsotsobe, though a little known name in the world of cricket but for those people who follow the sport religiously would know that this South African has risen from the domestic circuit and cemented his position in the national squad of South African cricket team for 2011 Cricket World Cup.

Born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa in 1984, Lonwabo Lopsy Tsotsobe, made his ODI debut against Australia in 2009. He sent out a clear message to the selectors from the very first go where by he took 4/50 which was impressive indeed by any measure. In his young career, Tsotsobe, the right handed fast-medium bowler has worked hard to justify his presence in the team and many would agree that he has done it pretty well. In the 61 ODIs that he has represented his country in, Tsotsobe has bagged 94 wickets at a brilliant average of less than 24.96,and best bowling figures of 4/22.But then again, many would question that these are still early days for the 26 year old and his average can’t tell much about his talent. Striking bit of his career is that he took 4 wickets for 50 runs in nine overs in his ODI debut against Australia. It was his enthralling performance that helped South Africa to win the match by 39 runs along with ODI series by 4-1.

If Tsotsobe becomes part of the 2015 ICC World Cup squad for South Africa, Tsotsobe would be on display on a true world level stage for the first time and with the faith that his selector, captain and the team mates have in him, he is highly likely to deliver the goods.

After Ntini, he is the only black South African to have penetrated the national side and made a mark for himself though whether he would remain to be a part of this side for a long time depends on his performance during this world cup in the sub continent.

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