Israel Hlengani

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Israel Christopher Hlengani (born 28 July 1988 in Johannesburg, Transvaal) is a South African cricketer who plays for Easterns. He is a left-hand batsman and slow left-arm spinner.

Hlengani, who was educated at Johan Jurgens High School, made his first-class debut for Easterns in October 2005 against Northerns scoring 11 and taking 1/43.[1] Directly after this match came a one-day match between Easterns and Northerns in which Hlengani made his List A debut, he took 3/25 off his full allocation of 9 overs.[2]

In January 2006 Hlengani took figures of 7/107 against Griqualand West[3] these are the best figures of his career.

Hlengani finished his debut season with 19 wickets at 31.26 in nine matches.[4] The following season he was used less often playing just four first-class matches and taking four wickets, he was given the chance to bat at the top order in both formats of game despite having averaged less than 7 with the bat in his first season. During the 2007/08 season Hlengani took 17 wickets at 28.70 in the three-day competition.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Easterns v Northerns, Provincial Three-Day Challenge 2005/06, Scorecard, CricketArchive, Retrieved 6 December 2008
  2. ^ Easterns v Northerns, Provincial One-Day Challenge 2005/06, Scorecard, CricketArchive, Retrieved 6 December 2008
  3. ^ Griqualand West v Easterns, Provincial Three-Day Challenge 2005/06, Scorecard, CricketArchive, Retrieved 6 December 2008
  4. ^ a b First-class bowling averages for each season, CricketArchive, Retrieved 6 December 2008

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