Mihlali Mpongwana

  • D.O.B.: 15/05/2000
  • Player Type: Batting All-Rounder (Seam)
  • Placed: Denton St Lawrence CC
  • Nationality: South African
  • Playing Role: Right-handed Middle Order Batsman and Right-arm Fast
  • Coaching qualifications: Cricket South Africa Level 1 (ECB Level 2 Equivalent)
  • Current teams: Western Province (RSA Provincial)
  • Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
  • Available: April to September

Mihlali Mpongwana is one of Cricket South Africa’s brightest talents. Tall, athletic and with an incredible work ethic that matches his talent, Mihlali is a genuine X-factor Cricketer that offers that rare and desirable talent of being a genuine seam-bowling all-rounder. A stroke-making Right-hander, Mihlali can be spotted anywhere from 4-8 in the batting order with his clean-hitting combined with his well-drilled stroke-play allowing him to provide batting order flexibility. His Right-arm Fast seam bowling is probably his dominant skillset but there is significant upward curve to come in both disciplines.

Playing for his native Western Province Cobras, whom he first appeared for as a 15 year old at the CSA National U15 championships, Mihlali remained a constant through to the U19 CSA Khaya Majola Coke Week side in 2017-18, selected as a 17 year old. He went on to study at the University of the Western Cape and debuted for Western Province as an 18 year-old against Kwa-Zulu Natal in January 2019.

Having gone on to become a 3-format regular for the Cobras, Mihlali continues to improve and has been working with Neil McKenzie throughout the 2022 winter as he heads towards becoming a genuine top order batsman in combination with his new ball bowling.

Seeking his first season in the UK in 2023, Mihlali could be one of the most astute signings of next summer with his all-round skills primed to light up the UK Club scene next summer.

Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Western Province (One-Day) Career 21 13 270
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
61* 33.75 27 25.40 4-32
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Western Province (FC/T20) Career 29 23 203
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
43 12.68 30 28.76 5-39