Farhaan Behardien

Farhaan Behardien (born 9 October 1983) is a South African international cricketer who plays ODIs and T20Is. On 10 January 2017, Behardien was appointed as the T20I captain for the Sri Lanka tour.[2]

Farhaan Behardien
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Personal information
Born (1983-10-09) 9 October 1983 (age 37)
Johannesburg, Transvaal Province, South Africa[1]
NicknameFudgie
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium
RoleAll-rounder
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 107)22 January 2013 v New Zealand
Last ODI22 October 2017 v Bangladesh
ODI shirt no.28
T20I debut (cap 50)30 March 2012 v India
Last T20I17 November 2018 v Australia
T20I shirt no.28
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2004–presentWestern Province
2007–presentTitans
2016Kings XI Punjab
2016Leicestershire
2018Cape Town Blitz
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 59 38 114 223
Runs scored 1,074 518 6,794 5,432
Batting average 30.68 32.37 41.17 39.64
100s/50s 0/6 0/1 11/44 5/33
Top score 70 64* 150* 113*
Balls bowled 748 30 2,248 1,901
Wickets 14 3 32 35
Bowling average 51.35 9.00 37.46 50.68
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 0 0
Best bowling 3/19 2/15 3/48 3/16
Catches/stumpings 27/– 14/– 74/– 85/–
Source: Cricinfo, 9 September 2020

Domestic careerEdit

He also plays for Nashua Titans. He made both his first-class and List-A cricket debuts in the 2004–05 season. Behardien is an aggressive right-handed batsman and a useful bowler, as well as an athletic fielder.[3]

In May 2017, he was named T20 Challenge Player of the Season at Cricket South Africa's annual awards.[4]

In June 2018, he was named in the squad for the Titans team for the 2018–19 season.[5] In September 2018, he was named in the Titans' squad for the 2018 Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy.[6] In the same month he also scored his 6,000th run in first-class cricket, batting for Titans in the 2018–19 CSA 4-Day Franchise Series.[7]

In October 2018, he was named in Cape Town Blitz's squad for the first edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament.[8][9] In September 2019, he was named in the squad for the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants team for the 2019 Mzansi Super League tournament.[10]

Early careerEdit

In July 2009, Behardien travelled to Australia for a three-week tour with the South African emerging squad.[11] He also represented South Africa at the 2009 Hong Kong Sixes tournament, where he hit a six of the final ball to lead South Africa to victory in the final against Hong Kong.[12]

In the first half of the 2009 season Behardian played as an overseas player for Bovey Tracey. He had a role as coach of their under-13 side.

International careerEdit

He made his T20I debut for South Africa against India in early 2012. He scored 20* from 11 deliveries faced. Behardien also earned himself a place in the South African squad for the 2012 ICC World Twenty20. He played in the South African ODI squad in 2014. He played an important knock of 65*.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". cricketarchive.com.
  2. ^ "Behardien to lead in T20 as SA ring changes".
  3. ^ TELFORD VICE (5 June 2014). "Castle keeps cool over captain not wearing its logo". Times Media. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  4. ^ "De Kock dominates South Africa's awards". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Multiply Titans Announce Contracts 2018-19". Multiply Titans. Archived from the original on 16 June 2018. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Titans name strong squad for Abu Dhabi T20 league". Sport24. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Behardien reaches 6000 runs but Dolphins fight back". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Mzansi Super League - full squad lists". Sport24. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Mzansi Super League Player Draft: The story so far". Independent Online. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  10. ^ "MSL 2.0 announces its T20 squads". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  11. ^ South Africa Emerging Players maintain perfect record (24 July 2009)
  12. ^ Farhaan Behardien takes South Africa to thrilling win (1 November 2009)

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