Marchant de Lange
|Full name||Marchant de Lange|
13 October 1990 |
Tzaneen, Transvaal Province, South Africa
|Nickname||Langy, Chant, Chana|
|Height||2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)|
|Bowling style||Right-arm fast|
|Test debut (cap 312)||26 December 2011 v Sri Lanka|
|Last Test||23 March 2012 v New Zealand|
|Only ODI (cap 103)||3 March 2012 v New Zealand|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: CricketArchive, 27 March 2012|
Marchant de Lange (born 13 October 1990) is a South African cricketer. He is a right-arm fast bowler and tail-end right-handed batsman and was called up to the South Africa squad from relative obscurity and little first-class experience for the series against Sri Lanka. De Lange was drafted as a late replacement for Vernon Philander in the second test match against Sri Lanka and returned figures of 8/126 on Test debut, including 7/81 in the Sri Lankan first innings. The figures are the best for any bowler in Test cricket in 2011.
de Lange is a tall right-arm fast bowler with an ability to gain swing and accuracy. Prior to his cricketing career, de Lange was a javelin thrower hence his ability to attain such impressive pace around 145-150 Km/hr from a short run-up.
de Lange, at the age of 19, made his first class debut in 2010 for Easterns against Free State and returned match figures of 4/99. He was called up to the South Africa squad from relative obscurity and little first-class experience for the series against Sri Lanka and impressed in the second test with pace and bounce claiming 7-81 in the Sri Lankan first-innings and capturing 1-56 in the second. He suffered an injury during an unofficial T20 series in Zimbabwe in early 2012 and was forced to remodel his action to prevent further recurrences of the injury happening again.
Indian Premier League
Marchant de Lange was a surprise buy in the 2012 Auction with Kolkata Knight Riders notching him up for his base price of $50,000. That season he played in three matches and picked up 3 wickets at an average of 35.66.
In players auction for IPL 2014, Mumbai Indian bought this talented bowler for Rs. 30 lakhs. He debuted for them in their second match against Delhi Daredevils replacing their best bowler Lasith Malinga. It was an important match as Mumbai needed to win all their in order to qualify for the playoffs. He went for 10 in his first over but impressed everyone with a great comeback, bowling Dinesh Karthik out in the first ball he bowled to him and later getting the important wicket of Manoj Tiwary. He finished with figures 2/31 and received the Kanna Keep Calm award for keeping his cool and turning the game around for his team.
- "2nd Test: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Durban, Dec 26-30, 2011". Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 December 2011.
- "De Lange tops role models". The Age. 28 December 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
- "New Zealand vs South Africa - 20-20, 2nd T20I, Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand, Sun, 19 Feb 2012".
- Player profile: Marchant de Lange from CricketArchive
- Player profile: Marchant de Lange from ESPNcricinfo