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Mluleki Nkala

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Full Name  Mluleki Nkala
Batting style  Right-hand bat

Bowling style  Right-arm fast-medium

Mluleki Luke Nkala (born 1 April 1981, in Bulawayo) commonly known as Syke, is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He took the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar with his second ball in senior international cricket, in a one-dayer against India at Bulawayo in 1999. A member of the Zimbabwean Test and One Day International teams, Nkala also captained Zimbabwe in three Under-19 One Day Internationals in 1999/2000. He is currently coaching at Edinburgh Cricket Club in Melbourne, Australia. In early 2010, Nkala returned to Zimbabwe to play professional cricket with the Mid-West Rhinos Franchise, along with Riki Wessels, Darren Stevens and Brendan Taylor and many others.


  • Nkala has thirteen siblings, seven brothers and six sisters.
  • He is a member of the Ndebele tribe.
  • His Test debut was against England at Trent Bridge in 2000.
  • He was the joint leading wicket-taker in the 1998 U/19 Cricket World Cup in South Africa with 16 wickets, along with West Indian Ramnaresh Sarwan.
  • He has spent some time during his career at the Australian Cricket Academy, working with Dennis Lillee.
  • His father had never seen a game of cricket until his international debut against India at Bulawayo in 1999.
  • References

    Mluleki Nkala Wikipedia

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