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Player Profile: Clive Eksteen

Clive Eksteen played seven Test matches and six One-Day Internationals for South Africa and was part of the country’s first international tour after the sporting boycott ended, travelling to India in November 1991 as part of Clive Rice’s ‘rookies’ and making his debut in the second limited over game in Gwalior.

He made his Test debut almost two years later in Sri Lanka and while it didn’t go his way with ball in hand, he played a major part in saving the first Test in Moratuwa, scoring four runs off 89 balls in an unbeaten eighth-wicket partnership with Jonty Rhodes.

Eksteen spent 16 seasons playing for Transvaal - three as captain - and took 464 First-Class wickets with his left-arm orthodox spin at an average below 30, with best figures of 7/29. He claimed a further 176 List A scalps at just under 28.

Nickname: Ekkers

Favourite cricketer of all time: Graeme Pollock/Viv Richards

Favourite delivery: Turn and bounce

Toughest bowler faced: Wasim Akram

Toughest batsman bowled to: Sachin Tendulkar/Jacques Kallis


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