Junior Dala was born on 29 December 1989 in Lusaka, Zambia. He stars for The Unlimited Titans in domestic cricket in South Africa. Dala was selected as one of 5 Cricketers of the Year in the South African Cricket Annual in 2018.
South Africa, Easterns, Gauteng, Northerns, South Africa A, Titans, Delhi Capitals, Highveld Lions, Trinbago Knight Riders, Durban Qalandars, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, AB’s Eagles
In 2015, the Easterns team picked Dala for the Africa T20 Cup. In August 2017, Durban Qalandars selected him for the maiden edition of the T20 Global League, but this tournament was postponed and later cancelled.
In April 2018, the Delhi Daredevils franchise in the IPL (Indian Premier League) picked Dala to replace Chris Morris who was injured.
In June 2018, the Titans named Dala in their squad for the 2018-19 season. In October 2018, the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants squad included him for the inaugural season of the Mzansi Super League T20 competition. In March 2019, Dala bagged figures of 6/19 in the semifinal of the Momentum One Day Cup versus Cape Cobras to aid the Titans make it to the final.
In August 2019, Dala was selected as the cricketer of the season in the Momentum One-Day Cup and was honoured at the annual awards ceremony of Cricket South Africa. In September 2019, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants picked him for the Mzansi Super League tournament.
In February 2018, South Africa named Dala in their squad for a T20I series versus India. He played his first T20I game in that series. His ODI debut was versus Sri Lanka in August 2018.
Dala hasn’t taken part in any Tests yet.
As of February 2021, Dala has starred in 2 ODIs in which he has claimed 1 wicket at a 121.00 average, a 7.11 economy rate and a 102.0 strike rate. Dala’s best figures in an ODI are 1/57. He has taken 1 catch in this format.
To date, Dala has featured in 9 T20Is in which he snared 13 scalps at a 21.69 average, a 9.40 economy rate and a 13.8 strike rate. Dala’s best figures in a T20I are 3/35. He has pouched 3 catches in 9 T20I games.
Records and Facts
Dala has appeared in 57 first-class matches to date in which he has bagged 151 wickets at a 32.07 average and a 49.2 strike rate with 6 five-fors. Dala’s best figures in a first-class game are 6/35. He has taken 20 catches in this format.