One on One with SA Junior Hockey and Cricket Rising Talent Andile Phehlukwayo

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 13:00
  • Andile Phehlukwayo
    Andile Phehlukwayo
  • Andile Phehlukwayo
    Andile Phehlukwayo

Talented sportsman Andile Phehlukwayo has slowly come up the ranks over the years. We first spotted Andile back in 2012 playing indoor and outdoor hockey for his 1st XI Glenwood Boys High School team. Andile raise eyebrows when he went on to be selected for the SA U16 Hockey Squad and when he started playing for the Glenwood 1st XI team at age 16.

Andile's love for cricket started showing as he made the SA Schools XI side after the annual Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week. He didn't stop there as he was later selected for the SA U19 cricket team that played in a Quadrangular series in India, and this year he was part of the group that won the ICC U19 World Cup! Andile will now tour England with the new SA U19 cricket squad from the 24 of July till the 23 of August.

Full Name Andile Phehlukwayo
DOB 3 March 1996
Weght 84.4kg
Height 1.80m
Bowling Speed Average 127 - 130 km/h
Highest Cricket Score 126
Most Wickets Taken 7/9 & 9
Most Hockey Goals 4
Most Catches 3
1st XI School Caps for Hockey & Cricket Plus minus 50 in each sport
Primary School Attended Margate Primary
High School Attended Glenwood Boys High School
Sports Played at School Cricket, Hockey, Soccer, Table Tennis

Achievements

2014 SA U19 Cricket, SA U18 Hockey
2013 SA U19 Cricket, SA U17 Hockey, SA Schools XI
2012 SA U16 Hockey, KZN U19
2011 SA U16 Hockey, KZN U15
2010 KZN Hockey

Recent Awards

2014 Dolphins Provincial Awards U19 Players of the season
2014 SA Cricket Awards CSA U17 player of the tournament award
2014 ICC U19 World Cup ICC U19 World Cup Cricket Gold Medal

Well done on your achievement by winning the U17 CSA Player of the Year award, how did receiving the award make you feel and what can you attribute your current success to?
Andile Phehlukwayo: Honour and privilege. Thanks to all coaches and people who have supported me

You were part of the ICC World Cup winning SA U19 team, can you tell us a bit about your experience at the world cup and on the level of cricket that you were exposed to?
Andile Phehlukwayo:
Different level, high intensity, bigger step then school boy, very challenging to adapt to.

Can you describe the feeling in the camp and personally when you won the world cup?
Andile Phehlukwayo: Amazing, overwhelming, great experience, relaxing.

When did you start playing cricket and when did you start taking it seriously?
Andile Phehlukwayo: 2004 started, took it seriously in 2010.

You’ve achieved highly in both hockey and cricket, which sport will you choose if you have to play professionally?
Andile Phehlukwayo: Cricket.

high school doesn’t dictate your future

Do you have any rituals that you live by before matches and during your week?
Andile Phehlukwayo: Listening to music and just speaking to friends.

What’s your motto in life?
Andile Phehlukwayo: Keep it simple and just have fun, believe.

What has been the highlight and the lowlight of your junior career?
Andile Phehlukwayo:
Representing my country in two sports, losing against Australia.

Which area of your sporting life do you want to improve on?
Andile Phehlukwayo: Eating healthy, physical appearance.

What are your short term and long term goals in sport and in life? 
Andile Phehlukwayo:
Long term playing for South Africa and Dolphins.

Do you have any mentors or role models?
Andile Phehlukwayo: Mthokhozisi Shezi.

What do you think of the competition in cricket between youngsters to play for SA School or SA colts, do you feel that if someone doesn't get selected for any of those teams they can still play for the Proteas?
Andile Phehlukwayo: Yes of course, high school doesn’t dictate your future. Many players have made it after school.

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