Dale Benkenstein

Role All Rounder
Born Jun 9, 1974
Nationality South Africa South Africa
Team History
Durham County Cricket Club Durham County 2005 - 2014
Marylebone Cricket Club Marylebone 2004 - 2013
Dolphins cricket team 2004 - 2010

Dale Benkenstein bats right handedly and bowls right arm medium and right arm offbreak. In the ICL, he has been selected by Delhi Giants. He has also represented Natal, KwaZulu-Natal, Durham, Dolphins and South Africa.

Dale Benkenstein got educated at Michaelhouse in KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and belongs to a serious cricketing family. His father played for Zimbabwe and brothers for Natal B. Dale was the skipper of Natal Schools as well as South Africa Schools and further in 1993-94 made his debut for Natal. In 1998, he joined the national team. During this phase of his career, he displayed his captaincy skills and was looked up to as the successor of Hansie Cronje. However, his presence in the national side was not consistent and due to some causes he was not selected to play Test cricket. However, his first class records are an evidence of his capability. In the batting deparment, he has accumulated more than 8000 runs averaging 45. He has also taken 70 wickets and developed a reputation of a partnership breaker.

Career Highlights

Dale Benkenstein has participated in 23 ODIs and in these has accumulated 305 runs with 69 as his highest score. His batting average has been 17.94 and batting strike rate has been 65.87. While fielding, he has taken 3 catches. He has bowled 65 deliveries and in these has scored 44 runs while picking up 4 wickets. His bowling strike rate was 16.2, economy rate was 4.06 and bowling average was 11.

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