Wayne Parnell

Cricketer

The Proteas' left arm fast bowler may be just 20 years old
but he should have no problem taking anyone to lunch.
The Indian Premier League Dehli Daredevils franchise
splashed out a whopping uS$610 000 to entice the young
bowler on to their books early this year, making him an
instant millionaire in rand terms.
Only last year Parnell became the youngest player to be
awarded a Cricket South Africa contract. The potential of
the young bowler has never been in doubt. He captained
the South African u19 team to the fi nal of the International
Cricket Council and retained fi gures of 4-25 in his one-day
international debut for the Proteas � a remarkable feat
given that it was against the mighty Aussies. He is also
a handy batsman down the lower order. Given that the
previous u19 skipper, Graeme Smith, went on to captain
the national team, this young all-rounder appears destined
for even bigger things. � Phathisani Moyo

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