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Neil McKenzie

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Full Name: Neil Douglas McKenzie
Born: November 24 1975 , Johannesburg, Transvaal
County: Hampshire
Test debut: Sri Lanka v South Africa, Galle, Jul 20-23 2000
ODI debut: South Africa v Zimbabwe, Durban, Feb 2 2000
T20 debut: South Africa v Australia, Johannesburg, Feb 24 2006
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium


After a decade of struggling to establish himself in South Africa's batting line-up, McKenzie's finest moment in international cricket came in 2008 when he shared in a Test-record opening stand of 415 with Graeme Smith against Bangladesh. Despite his 226 runs at Chittagong - the score was past 500 when Shahadat Hossain finally dismissed him - the right-hander's Test career ended 12 months later. A Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2009, McKenzie arrived at the Hampshire in 2010 to boost a previously brittle middle-order and again showed his fortitude with another record partnership, combin...

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