Nantie Hayward

Role Bowler
Born Mar 6, 1977
Nationality South Africa South Africa
Team History
Warriors (cricket team) 2004 - 2008
Hampshire County Cricket Club Hampshire County 2008
Middlesex County Cricket Club Middlesex County 2004 - 2005

Nantie or Mornantau Hayward has plays for many teams like South Africa, Worcestershire, Warriors, Middlesex, Kolkata Tigers, Hampshire 2nd XI, Hampshire, Eastern Province, Dolphins and Chennai Superstars in the ICL.

When Hayward started playing, he was a red-headed and tearaway pace bowler who had a clumsy run-up and attitude. Along with time, although he has sorted his run-up, his attitude has not changed. He has a desire to bowl fast and thinks there is no point in making friendship with batsmen. Hayward is largely regarded as Allan Donald’s successor and the mainstay of the South African attack. He possesses a lot of energy, the capacity to extract bounce and true pace. When he blends these three effectively, he is a fearsome opponent. During his 2nd Test match against England, when the conditions were suitable to the batsmen, he took 4 wickets for 75 runs. He made an impression with his ability to keep running under the hot sun. In January 2003, he signed a deal with Worcestershire, due to which he could not take part in international matches. In April 2007, he became a part of Friends Provident Trophy in Ireland and also represented Kolkata Tigers in the ICL.

Career Highlights

In the 128 first class matches that he has played, Nantie Hayward has bowled 22938 deliveries in which 12263 runs have been scored and 431 dismissals were made. His bowling average was 28.45, economy rate was 3.20 and bowling strike rate was 53.2. He has collected 1060 runs with 55 not out as his highest score. His batting average has been 11.52 and he has taken 35 catches.

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