Farhaan Behardien, South Africa

Farhaan Behardien

Farhaan Behardien is an all-rounder who having impressed for the Titans since first playing them in the 2006/7 season, made his international debut in 2012.

In the one-off Twenty20 match against India at the Wanderers, he scored an unbeaten 20 in 11 balls but was not required to bowl as India’s innings was cut short.

He had previously represented South Africa in the Hong Kong Sixes event in 2009, smashing 37 not out in 10 balls in the final to help his side to a tournament victory.

Games for South Africa Emerging Players followed and spells playing league cricket in England have added to his experience and he has developed into a more potent limited overs player, scoring his runs in both one-day and Twenty20 cricket at strike-rates above or approaching 100.

He made his ODI debut in 2013 and has been a regular squad member of both the ODI and T20 side since, with his captains showing an increased confidence in his bowling as much as his batting.

In the build-up to the 2015 World Cup, he was in the side as much for his batting as his bowling. He played against Australia and the West Indies before playing in five of South Africa’s group games at the World Cup, where they reached the semi-finals.