Lizaad Williams

Batting: Left hand batsman

Bowling: Right arm fast

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Born and bred in Vredenburg, Lizaad Williams was a member of the Hugenote Hoërskool in Wellington and also represented Boland Under19-team.

A fast bowler by trade, Williams predominantly nips it back off the seam.

He made his mark for the South African Under19-team in the World Cup in Australasia in 2012.

He operated at more than 140 kilometres per hour at stages, and captured two for 23 in the quarter-final win against England.

The young fast bowler caused the hosts some discomfort in the semi-finals, taking three for 40 in ten disciplined overs for South Africa against the Baggy Greens.

Williams made his first-class debut for Boland as a 19-year old in the 2012/2013-season, and captured 24 wickets at an average of 17.25 in an extremely encouraging first season.

The young tearaway bowler finished with nine wickets in the subsequent Momentum One-Day Cup competition.

He was part of the Nashua Cape Cobras squad that featured in the narrow 2-run defeat in the final of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge at Newlands in February 2014.

He is blessed with pace and pedigree, although his control and consistency is still a work in progress.

Williams showed glimpses of his ability by capturing three for 64 in the Sunfoil Series match against the Warriors at St. George Park in January 2015 to restrict the hosts to a moderate 203 in their first innings.

The fast bowler featured in two Momentum One Day Cup matches with two for 50 his best return in 2014/2015.

Injuries curbed his progress last season.

He possesses the raw material – pace, movement off the seam and a typical fast-bowler’s aggression – to press for a more regular place in the Cape Cobras line-up.

In the lead-up to the first Sunfoil Series match of 2015/2016, he nipped out 18 batsmen while representing Western Province in the Sunfoil Three Day Cup. His best match-haul was 11-106, a sign of his improving pace and movement.

 

 

 

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