Farhaan Behardien has been an outstanding performer in domestic limited overs cricket for a number of seasons and the only surprise about his call-up for the one-off New Age Friendship Cup T20 match against India in 2012 was that he had had to wait so long for international recognition.
He had previously impressed both with his talent and temperament while playing for South Africa A and the SA Emerging Squad as well as for his franchise. He hit a straight six off the last ball to win the Hong Kong Sixes for his country in 2009.
He has also established himself in the ODI squad and has emerged as one of the Proteas’ best finishers in this format.
FARHAAN BEHARDIEN has been appointed as stand-in captain of the Standard Bank Proteas for the first two matches in the KFC T20 International Series against Sri Lanka.
FARHAAN BEHARDIEN’S brisk half-century guided The Unlimited Titans out of a sticky situation and took them to a 26-run victory over the Cape Cobras in Sunday’s RAM SLAM T20 clash at SuperSport Park.
The Oxigen Proteas are prepared for the almost 360 degree change in conditions expected for the second T20 International against India at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Monday. The series has moved 2000km from the cooler temperatures of Dharamsala to the hot and humid climate of east India.
JP DUMINY underlined his worth as a master tactician in the shortest format as he and Farhaan Behardien paced the Oxigen Proteas to a seven-wicket victory over India with two balls to spare in the opening T20 International in the Freedom Series at Dharmashala on Friday.