Mluleki Nkala

Mluleki Luke Nkala (born 1 April 1981, in Bulawayo) 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.[1] He also took five wickets against England in a test match in Nottingham in 2000.[2]

Mluleki Nkala
Cricket information
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 10 50
Runs scored 187 324
Batting average 14.38 10.80
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 47 47
Balls bowled 1452 1582
Wickets 11 22
Bowling average 66.09 71.36
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 3/82 3/12
Catches/stumpings 4/- 6/-
Source: Cricinfo, 28 December 2015

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.


  1. ^ "Languid, laconic, brilliant". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  2. ^ Moonda, Firdose (6 January 2018). "'I was too immature to understand what was happening in Zimbabwe cricket'".

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