Wayne Parnell Biography
Wayne Parnell started playing professional cricket at the age of 12 for Eastern Province Under-13s. He rose through age-group cricket, and received the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Under-19 Player of the Tournament award, as well as the CSA Under-19 Cricketer of the Year award in 2008. Meanwhile, he also played Under-19 World Cups 2006 and 2008. He led South Africa Under-19s to the final in the second.
Parnell made his T20I debut against Australia in 2008-09, becoming the youngest player to represent the nation. He also made his ODI debut the same month. He had an excellent World T20 in England in 2009, where he won the golden ball for being the leading wicket-taker. He made his Test debut the next season, and was picked up by IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils for $610,000.
With Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander and Morne Morkel around, Parnell has little chance of breaking through to the Test side, but with age on his side, he may succeed them; till then, he would want to cement a spot in the ODI and T20I sides — something he has almost done already.