Thando Ntini to play club cricket in Australia during SA season

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Fast bowler Thando Ntini will play club cricket in Australia during South Africa’s 2024-25 domestic season.

Ntini was released by the Tuskers recently – and did not secure a contract elsewhere in division one of South African domestic cricket.

He has since signed for Wynnum Manly District Cricket Club in Queensland, Australia.

“Thank you for believing in me as a player – super excited to be playing my cricket in Queensland, Australia, for the 2024-2025 season. A leap of faith can definitely lead to unimaginable opportunities and experiences,” wrote Ntini on social media.

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Ntini played for the Cape Cobras, Titans and Dolphins before moving to the Tuskers. His release coincided with the Tuskers’ relegation to division two.

“Thando is an exciting prospect and son of Proteas legend Makhaya Ntini,” read a statement from Wynnum Manly District Cricket Club.

“Like his father, Thando is an opening bowler who has enjoyed plenty of success during his career to date. The 23-year-old seamer has represented South Africa at the Under-19 World Cup and was with South Africa Emerging.

“He has starred at provincial and franchise level for Western Province, Cape Cobras, Titans, and most recently KwaZulu-Natal Inland – as well as the Dolphins. In all, the young quick has played 21 first-class matches, picking up 44 wickets at an average of 33.”

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