- D.O.B.: 15/11/1995
- Player Type: Bowling All-Rounder (Spin)
- Availabilty: Yes
- Nationality: South African
- Playing Role: Right-handed Lower Order Batsman and Right-arm Off Spin
- Coaching qualifications: Cricket South Africa Level 2 (ECB Level 3 Equivalent)
- Current teams: Warriors (RSA Franchise)
- Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
- Available: April to September
Tshepo Ntuli is skilled spin-bowling all-rounder, originally from Kimberley but now based in Port Elizabeth. Not renowned for his exploits with the bat-in-hand, Tshepo buts a high price on his wicket and is often the last man standing, his bowling is another matter. Having progressed through the Griqualand West (now Northern Cape) age group sides, from U13 through to Franchise Cubs in early 2015, he also opted to study, enrolling at Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein. Whilst at University, he was also a member of the Knights Academy.
Tshepo made his First Class debut for his adopted Free State in early 2015 as a 19 year old. He got off to a flyer too, picking up 5-96 against a red-hot Eastern Province side in his first game in the big time. White-ball debut’s would follow later the same year and he would crack in to the Knights Franchise T20 side by November 2015. Between 2015-2019, he would become a mainstay of the Knights as their frontline spinner across all 3 formats with a bias towards either extremity, T20 & 4-day Cricket for the most part. In 2016, Tshepo was selected to represent the South Africa Emerging Players in their Tri-Series with Sri Lanka and the University Sports XI.
A new opportunity in summer 2020-21 arose for Tshepo to head south and link with the Warriors Franchise, making Port Elizabeth his new home for now. Always keen for a new challenge, Tshepo now seeks to head to the UK for the first time in 2021 to utilise his off-season to not only continue his bowling development but use his time in the UK to continue working on his batting with additional opportunities to spend time in the middle. A Cricket South Africa Level 2 coach (ECB Level 3 equivalent), Tshepo will be a good pick up for any UK club seeking a quality spinner for next summer that we’re sure can chip in with some handy lower order runs next season.
Tshepo is currently in the National Academy system and this may/may not disrupt availability in 2021.
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