Wanted: fast bowlers

2011-09-01 00:00

JOHANNESBURG — Finding the next generation of fast bowlers to succeed Makhaya Ntini and Shaun Pollock, … looks set to be a tricky procedure for South African cricket. Two capped pacemen will disappear from the pro ranks in the coming season.

Monde Zondeki has left the Cape Cobras, while Friedel de Wet has agreed to a contract with Hampshire and declined a contract with the Highveld Lions.

Zondeki burst on to the scene in 2002 as a genuine fast bowler with a whippy action. Sadly, that action also led to injuries and his lack of physical durability has been the biggest stumbling block to his international ambitions.

“I don’t have a contract and I’m just concentrating on getting myself back to 100%. I had an elbow operation two years ago and I’m still struggling with it. I’ve played no competitive cricket since January, but I’ve started bowling in the nets,” he said.

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