Birth date 9 Oct 1980 (38 years)
Nationality South Africa South Africa
Position Wicket Keeper

Thami Tsolekile was a test cricketer belonging to national team of South Africa. He played the role of a wicket keeper. Batting as well as balling used to be done with the help of a right hand. He had also played for Cape Cobras, and Western Province. Thami’s friends call him ‘Mara’. He had a tendency of calling himself a batsman rather than a wicket-keeper. As such, he had many good records to his credit. He used to play well.

Thami Tsolekile went on to play his first test Match on 20th of November, 2004 against India at Kanpur. In the first innings, he made 9 runs in 27 balls. He had not batted in the 2nd innings. The outcome of this match was ‘Draw’. The last Test was played against England on 17th of December, 2004 at Port Elizabeth. England had emerged victorious herein (by 7 wickets). Thami Tsolekile scored 22 runs in the first innings and got out on a duct in the second innings. He also took 2 catches in the first innings. In his adolescence, Thami was known as a ‘prodigy’.

Career Highlights

In 3 test matches played so far, Thami Tsolekile has scored 47 runs altogether.