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Farhaan Behardien
Personal information
Born 9 October 1983 (1983-10-09) (age 37)
Johannesburg, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Nickname Fudgie
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role All-rounder
International information
National side South Africa
ODI debut (cap 107) 22 January 2013 v New Zealand
Last ODI 22 October 2017 v Bangladesh
ODI shirt no. 28
T20I debut (cap 50) 30 March 2012 v India
Last T20I 17 November 2018 v Australia
T20I shirt no. 28
Domestic team information
Years Team
2004–present Western Province
2007–present Titans
2016 Kings XI Punjab
2016 Leicestershire
2018 Cape Town Blitz
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 59 38 114 223
Runs scored 1,074 518 6,794 5,432
Batting average 30.68 32.37 41.17 39.64
100s/50s 0/6 0/1 11/44 5/33
Top score 70 64 150 113
Balls bowled 748 30 2,248 1,901
Wickets 14 3 32 35
Bowling average 51.35 9.00 37.46 50.68
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 0 0
Best bowling 3/19 2/15 3/48 3/16
Catches/stumpings 27/– 14/– 74/– 85/–

Farhaan Behardien (born 9 October 1983) is a South African international cricketer who plays ODIs and T20Is. On 10 January 2017, Behardien was appointed as the T20I captain for the Sri Lanka tour.

Early and domestic career

He also plays for Nashua Titans. He made both his first-class and List-A cricket debuts in the 2004–05 season. Behardien is an aggressive right-handed batsman and a useful bowler, as well as an athletic fielder.

In July 2009, Behardien travelled to Australia for a three-week tour with the South African emerging squad. He also represented South Africa at the 2009 Hong Kong Sixes tournament, where he hit a six of the final ball to lead South Africa to victory in the final against Hong Kong.

In the first half of the 2009 season Behardian played as an overseas player for Bovey Tracey. He had a role as coach of their under-13 side.

In May 2017, he was named T20 Challenge Player of the Season at Cricket South Africa's annual awards.

In June 2018, he was named in the squad for the Titans team for the 2018–19 season. In September 2018, he was named in the Titans' squad for the 2018 Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy. In the same month he also scored his 6,000th run in first-class cricket, batting for Titans in the 2018–19 CSA 4-Day Franchise Series.

In October 2018, he was named in Cape Town Blitz's squad for the first edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament. In September 2019, he was named in the squad for the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants team for the 2019 Mzansi Super League tournament. In April 2021, he was named in Free State's squad, ahead of the 2021–22 cricket season in South Africa.

International career

He made his T20I debut for South Africa against India in early 2012. He scored 20* from 11 deliveries faced. Behardien also earned himself a place in the South African squad for the 2012 ICC World Twenty20. He played in the South African ODI squad in 2014. He played an important knock of 65*.

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