About JP Duminy
JP Duminy or Jean-Paul Duminy is 35 years old South Africa’s left-handed batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler who started playing an international game with the debut in 2004 against Sri Lanka in an ODI match. He is also the former vice-captain of South Africa’s Twenty20 team and in domestic cricket, he played with Cape Cobras.
He is well known for his cover drive, quick wrists, athletic fielding, and square cut. Recently, he announced his retirement from all forms of cricket games in July 2019.
JP Duminy was born on 14th April 1984 in Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa as Jean-Paul Duminy to Junita Bergman and John Duminy. Talking about his early start in cricket then he made his first-class debut in 2001 at the age of 17 for the Cape Cobras. He continued to keep his consistency in the game turning out to be the top scorer for Cape Cobras.
His international debut in the world of cricket came just after three years from his first-class debut in 2001 with Cape Cobras. He was called for the ODI debut
against Sri Lanka in 2004 where he made two ducks in five innings which further got him another call two years later against Zimbabwe making a score of 60.
This was not enough for his selection in 2007 World Cup but he managed to get a career breakthrough when Ashwell Prince was ruled out of injury before the Test of the 2008-09 tour of Australia. He scored an unbeaten 50 in his second inning getting a team wins in Perth followed by heart-warming knock of 166 in Melbourne that let a series win.
In 2009, he got a chance to crack a deal of lucrative US$950, 000 with Mumbai Indians. Soon his performance began to lack his pace and he got dropped down from Test matches, however, he still managed to fix his spot in the squad of 2011 World Cup.
In 2012, he scored a century against New Zealand and was sent for the tour to Australia where he got his Achilles’ tendon. He made the recovery in 2013 making his entry in Champions Trophy where he went for 150 scores against the Netherlands followed by his next year century against Australia and Sri Lanka in Test match of 2014. He further gave remarkable performances in 2014 T20 WC scoring 187 runs in five innings.
He was then troubled by a knee injury and his form continued to dip still he showed his best getting an opportunity to bat at no.4 in the absence of de Villiers in Test matches in 2016 and 2017.
He then decided to announce his retirement from red-ball cricket still being an integral part of South Africa’s limited-overs squad. In May 2019, he said good-bye to domestic cricket followed by his retirement from all forms of international cricket in July 2019.
He is in a marital relationship with Sue Duminy and is the father of a beautiful daughter named Isabella Hannah born in 2015.
It is estimated to be around 8 million USD.