Justin Ontong made both his Test and ODI debuts at the young age of 21 but it is only recently that he has established himself as a member of the limited overs squads. A return to Test cricket may also be just around the corner following the outstanding form he has shown in the last few seasons of Sunfoil Series four-day cricket.
He is currently captain both of the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras franchise and South Africa A which is further evidence of his growing maturity as a cricketer.
He is particularly effective in the ODI arena where he is a good finisher, is one of the best fielders in the country and is a useful back-up spin bowler.
The bizhub Highveld Lions were struggling to bat out a draw after a double blow by Justin Ontong left them on 143 for five at lunch on the final day of their clash against the Cape Cobras in Paarl on Sunday.
Justin Ontong led from the front as the Nashua Cape Cobras put in one of the most dominant days of batting by any team in the current Sunfoil Series campaign to leave the Sunfoil Dolphins reeling at the City Oval
JUSTIN ONTONG will return to lead the Nashua Cape Cobras as the Sunfoil Series strugglers attempt to overcome their first-day blues against the Chevrolet Warriors at Newlands and finish the competition strongly.
BOTH teams were left to rue the chances they had missed in the field as the second unofficial four-day Test match between South Africa A and the England Lions petered out to a draw at Chevrolet Park on Wednesday