Jonty Rhodes Height, Weight, Age, Family, Facts, Spouse, Biography

Jonty Rhodes Quick Info
height 5 feet 9 inches
weight 75 kg
Date of birth 27 July 1969
Zodiac sign Leo
Husband or wife Melanie Wolf

Jonty Rhodes is a South African cricket coach, commentator and former professional cricketer, widely regarded as one of the greatest fielders, if not the greatest, to grace the game. He represented his country as a middle-order batsman in the longest editions of the game (Tests and ODIs) between February 1992 and February 2003. He scored 2,532 runs in 52 Test matches at an average of 35.66 and 5,935. Scores runs in 245 matches at an average of 35.11. In the South African domestic circuit, he played in both formats for Natal (1988–89–1997–98) and KwaZulu-Natal (1998–99–2002–03). He retired from Test match cricket in 2000, from ODI cricket in early 2003, and from English county cricket in mid-2003, after a farewell season. Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, After retirement, he has worked as a TV analyst and commentator around the world. He has also done many coaching assignments like fielding coach of South African national cricket team, fielding coach of IPL (Indian Premier League) Teams Mumbai Indians And Kings XI Punjaband assistant coach of the Kenyan national cricket team.

name at birth

Jonathan Neal Rhodes

nick name

Jonty, The Maritzburg Mambas

Jonty Rhodes as seen in an Instagram post in March 2020
Jonty Rhodes as seen in an Instagram post in March 2020 (Jonty Rhodes / Instagram)

Sun sign


birth place

Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


South Africa


South African


Cricket Coach, Commentator, Professional Cricketer (Retd)

Jonty Rhodes as seen in an Instagram post in October 2018
Jonty Rhodes as seen in an Instagram post in October 2018 (Jonty Rhodes / Instagram)


  • father — Digby Rhodes
  • Mother — Tish Rhodes
  • siblings – Clinton Rhodes (Brother)
  • other – Kuan McCarthy (Former Uncle-in-Law) (Former Cricketer) (d. August 2000)


right handed


right hand medium


middle order batsman

Jersey number

8 – One Day International (ODI)




5 feet 9 inches or 175.5 cm


75 kg or 165.5 lbs

girlfriend / spouse

Jonty has dated –

  1. Kate McCarthy (1994-2013) – Jonty married Kate McCarthy on April 16, 1994, and they have 2 children together – a daughter named Daniela Rhodes and a son named Ross Rhodes. The pair separated in 2013.
  2. Melanie Wolf (2014-Present) – Jonty married Melanie Wolf in 2014 and they have 2 children – a daughter named India Jean Rhodes (b. April 2015) and a son named Nathan Rhodes (b. 2017). India Jean Rhodes was named because she was born in a hospital in Mumbai and also because Jonty had developed a deep love for India by then, inspired by the country’s culture, spirituality, traditions and heritage, which he experienced in his many travels. Country.

Jonty Rhodes and Melanie Wolf as seen in October 2014
Jonty Rhodes and Melanie Wolf as seen in October 2014 (Jonty Rhodes/Instagram)

Caste / Ethnicity


hair color


eye color


sexual orientation


special features

  • toned physique
  • ingrown, dry hair
  • cheerful smile
  • clean shaven look

Jonty Rhodes as seen in an Instagram post in December 2017
Jonty Rhodes as seen in an Instagram post in December 2017 (Jonty Rhodes / Instagram)

Jonty Rhodes Facts

  1. Jonty was an expert in field hockey, like cricket, and was heavily involved with the former sport in his teens and early 20s. He was so good that he was selected in the South African squad that attempted to qualify for the 1992 Barcelona olympics, He was also called to the 1996 Atlanta Trials. olympics But was ruled out due to a hamstring injury. His daughter, Daniela Rhodes, had also ventured into field hockey and was highly skilled at the university level.
  2. during 1993 Hero CupIn an ODI against the West Indies, he took 5 catches, which was the world record for most dismissals by a fielder (other than a wicketkeeper) in ODI cricket.
  3. He holds the record for being the first South African cricketer to take 100 catches in ODI cricket. As of January 2022, only 30 other male cricketers had achieved this rare feat.
  4. He was part of the South African team that was eliminated in the semi-final stage. ICC Cricket World Cup In both 1992 and 1999, it was the first 2 times that South Africa had reached that stage of the tournament. These matches, which both ended in very close and troubling defeats, began a series of heartbreaking exits ICC Tournament (ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy, ICC World T20) which gave the South African cricket team the tag of ‘chokers’ until January 2022, a nickname the team still could not shake.
  5. In 1999, long before Ireland achieved full member status, he spent almost 3 weeks in the country as a sponsored professional, playing a series of one-day matches for the country, and coaching cricketers of all ages. Clinics were also organized. group.
  6. In the same year, he was voted as one of the ‘.Wisden ‘Cricketers of the Year’, chosen by the annual publication Wisden Cricketers’ Almanac Which is called ‘Bible of Cricket’.
  7. Jonty too 2003 . were part of ICC Cricket World Cup Team for South Africa where their team management accidentally read it wrong Duckworth-Lewis Method (an often controversial system of re-adjusting goals in rain-affected matches) rule which resulted in their final group stage match ending in a tie against Sri Lanka, when a win qualified them for the next stage of the tournament. would have helped. , It was a painful moment for South African cricket as it was the first time the country had hosted/co-hosted the tournament and it was the third time in the 4 editions of the tournament that they crashed under extremely unusual circumstances. On an individual level, an injury in the early stages of the tournament forced Jonty to withdraw from the event and, soon thereafter, announced his retirement from international cricket.
  8. After retiring from cricket, he was employed by standard bank, a leading South African banking and financial services group, as an Accounting Executive. He was closely associated with the bank’s cricket sponsorship in South Africa.
  9. In 2004, she was voted number 29 in a poll to identify the ‘Top 100 Great South Africans’, an initiative she was part of. great south africana TV series that was broadcast by SABC3A free-to-air TV network owned by South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).
  10. In April 2013, due to its deep ties with India, south african tourism He was appointed as its brand ambassador for India. In 2021, he has awarded an honorary doctorate Invertis UniversityA private university in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Featured image by Jonty Rhodes / Instagram

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