Tumi Khaka’s cricket journey began at a tender age of seven when her passion for the sport was ignited. She steadily progressed and earned her place in Border’s Under-19 and senior teams. Making her mark as a medium pacer, Khaka stepped onto the international stage when she made her debuts in both One Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) during South Africa’s tour of Bangladesh in September 2012.
In the early stages of her international career, Khaka’s talent became evident. She showcased her bowling skills by securing her first four-wicket haul in just her third T20I appearance, an impressive feat achieved against Ireland in 2014. Notably, she played a significant role during South Africa’s campaign in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, contributing with her bowling prowess. In the semi-finals, Khaka took 2-28, a commendable performance, though her side ultimately faced defeat against England.