JP Duminy

Jean-Paul Duminy (born 14 April 1984), usually known as JP Duminy,[1] is a former[2] South African international cricketer. He was vice-captain of the South Africa Twenty20 team. He is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm off spin bowler. Duminy, who is a Cape Coloured, was raised in the Western Cape[1] and currently plays domestic cricket for his home team, the Cape Cobras, PSL cricket team Islamabad United and the IPL cricket team Mumbai Indians.

Jean Paul Duminy
Duminy in 2014
Personal information
Full nameJean Paul Duminy
Born (1984-04-14) 14 April 1984
Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
BowlingRight-arm offbreak
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 302)17 December 2008 v Australia
Last Test6 July 2017 v England
ODI debut (cap 77)20 August 2004 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI6 July 2019 v Australia
ODI shirt no.21
T20I debut (cap 30)15 September 2007 v West Indies
Last T20I24 March 2019 v Sri Lanka
T20I shirt no.21
Domestic team information
2003–presentCape Cobras/Western Province Boland (squad no. 24)
2001–2004Western Province
2009–2010; 2018Mumbai Indians (squad no. 21)
2011–2012Deccan Chargers (squad no. 21)
2013Sunrisers Hyderabad (squad no. 21)
2014–2017Delhi Daredevils (squad no. 21)
2018Islamabad United
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 46 196 80 108
Runs scored 2,103 5,100 1,900 6,774
Batting average 32.85 37.22 38.00 46.08
100s/50s 5/8 4/27 0/11 20/30
Top score 166 150* 96* 260*
Balls bowled 2,703 3,477 463 5,434
Wickets 42 68 21 77
Bowling average 38.11 45.67 28.52 41.06
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 4/47 4/16 3/18 5/108
Catches/stumpings 38/– 81/– 35/– 79/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 6 July 2019

In September 2017, he retired from Test cricket after playing 46 matches between 2008 and 2017.[3] In May 2019, Duminy announced his retirement from domestic cricket.[4] In July 2019, he also announced retirement from all forms of international cricket.[5]

Early career

Duminy is a successful batsman generally occupying the top order, a skilled fielder and a useful change bowler. He became known during the South African under-19s tour to England in 2003 and in the 2003–04 domestic season, where he averaged over 72, two years after breaking into South Africa's Western Province side. Though he bowls less frequently in One Day Internationals, he has also found success with the ball, making his ODI debut in 2004 against Sri Lanka.

International career

Replacing injured vice-captain Ashwell Prince,[1] Duminy made his Test debut against Australia at the WACA in Perth on 17 December 2008, scoring 50 not out in the second innings by hitting the winning runs in the match after putting on an unbroken century partnership with AB de Villiers. His performance was lauded by numerous critics, including Peter Roebuck.[1] In the next Test match, beginning on Boxing Day, Duminy combined with the tailenders to score his maiden Test century of 166. South Africa were more than 200 runs in arrears when they lost their seventh wicket in the first innings. In the process, he and Dale Steyn (76) put on 180 and surpassed Graeme and Peter Pollock's South African ninth wicket partnership record against Australia. South Africa ended with a 62-run lead and converted it into a nine-wicket win. This sealed the series, the first time that South Africa had won a Test series in Australia, and Australia's first home Test series loss in 16 years.

He also took his first test wicket, Michael Clarke during that tour in the 3rd test, and took one of the freakiest catches ever seen in the 2nd Twenty20 international against Australia in Brisbane. David Hussey skied a ball up in the air and Duminy, while running towards the boundary, flung himself in the air, dived, and took the catch with two hands.

During 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, Duminy became the second batsman after Adam Gilchrist to be dismissed for 99 in a World Cup match. Overall, there have been 36 occasions when a player has been dismissed in the nineties in World Cups.[6]

During 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, Duminy became the first South African to take a hat-trick in a World Cup match. He dismissed Angelo Mathews with the last ball of an over, then dismissed Nuwan Kulasekara and Tharindu Kaushal with the first two balls of the next over.[7][8] In that World Cup he along with David Miller set the record for the highest 5th wicket partnership in ODI history as well as in World Cup history(256*).[9][10] On 5 November 2016, Duminy scored his fifth Test century during the first Test against Australia at Perth.[11] The partnership of 250 by himself and Dean Elgar in the match is recorded as South Africa's highest partnership in Perth, the third highest overall in Perth, and their second highest against Australia.[12][13]

On 10 March 2017, Mark Richardson and Simon Doull noted during that his bowling action has changed from a round-arm action to an action similar to Harbhajan Singh.

In October 2017, Faf du Plessis suffered an injury during the third ODI against Bangladesh and ruled him out of the T20I series. Duminy replaced him as T20I captain for that series[14] SA went on to win the T20I series 2–0.[15]

In April 2019, he was named in South Africa's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[16][17] Duminy retired from the game after playing his team's last group stage match against Australia, along with teammate Imran Tahir.

Domestic and T20 franchise career

Duminy played in the Indian Premier League in 2009 after the Mumbai Indians franchise acquired him for US$950,000. He scored two half-centuries in the tournament. Duminy, who has been part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad and has also represented Deccan Chargers in the past, was named the captain of the Delhi Daredevils side in 2015. He was bought back by Mumbai Indians for 2018 season and was later released ahead of 2019 auctions.

He also plays in the Pakistan Super League playing his first season in 2018 for with Islamabad United. He captained the team and visited Karachi for the finals where his team was successful in defeating the defending champions Peshawar Zalmi, led by Daren Sammy.

In June 2019, he was selected to play for the Winnipeg Hawks franchise team in the 2019 Global T20 Canada tournament. The Hawks won the tournament and Duminy was named Man of the Tournament as well as leading run scorer.[18] In July 2019, he was selected to play for the Belfast Titans in the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam cricket tournament.[19][20] However, the following month the tournament was cancelled.[21]

In September 2019, he was named in the squad for the Paarl Rocks team for the 2019 Mzansi Super League tournament.[22]

Personal life

Duminy is married to Sue Duminy and together they have two daughters. Duminy is a Christian, and returned to religion in 2013 - 'To cut a long story short, ...we were touring Sri Lanka and myself, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis and David Miller started a little Bible study together in the national team. One of the sessions was called ‘Salvation’ and at the end of the chapter it asked you the question of whether you are willing to commit yourself to God. On that night all four of us committed our lives to him, this all happened in a marine boat place in Sri Lanka somewhere. Months later I got baptised along with my wife.'[23]


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  15. "Tigers crumble before SA onslaught". Sport24. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
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  19. "Eoin Morgan to represent Dublin franchise in inaugural Euro T20 Slam". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
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  21. "Inaugural Euro T20 Slam cancelled at two weeks' notice". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  22. "MSL 2.0 announces its T20 squads". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  23. "South Africa All-rounder, JP Duminy: "God doesn't look at your performance, he looks at your heart" – Cross the Line". Cross the Line. 21 June 2016. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
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