Chad Blake Keegan
Chad Keegan, a professional South African cricketer, was born on 30th July 1979 in Johannesburg. He is an all-rounder performer who happens to be a right arm-fast medium bowler and a right handed hard-hitting batsman. Currently signed by the Sussex County Cricket Club, Keegan has also played for Middlesex from 2001 to 2007. In 2004, Chad Keegan struggled with several injuries like a double stress-fracture coupled with sensitive joints. As a result, he had to change his bowling action completely.
In 2009, he was given a trial by Sussex as he was injured in the past. He played for their 2nd XI team. Later, he played for the main team but Sussex lost the match, though his performance in batting and bowling were good.
Keegan made his first-class debut in 2001. In 56 first-class matches played so far, he has taken 165 wickets at an average of 33.30 including a best bowling figure of 6 wickets for 114 runs. With bat, he has scored 860 runs with a top score of 82. In 99 List A matches, he has taken 151 wickets with a best bowling performance of 6 wickets for 33 runs. He has even scored a half century in these matches.
Chad Keegan has been a part of thirty three Twenty20 matches till date during which, his performance has been consistently good with 25 wickets and the best bowling figures of 3 wickets for 11 runs. He has also scored 313 at a strike rate of 134.33. His highest score in these matches were 42 runs.
Clad Keegan was awarded Middlesex County Cap in 2003 and was voted the player of the year in 2003.