He was in the Gauteng Schools team in 2005/2006 and made his first-class debut for Gauteng in December 2007 before joining Boland the same season.
Ramela also represented the Cape Cobras on several occasions between 2009 and 2014.
A cricketer capable of communicating in five languages and set to enroll in a masters-degree in Economics at the University of Stellenbosch in 2015, Ramela is the epitome of the thinking man’s cricketer.
The visit to the national academy in 2014 seemed to bolster the young left-hander’s self-belief and game-awareness.
He made several telling contributions to the Nashua Cape Cobras’ triumphant cause in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge.
A feature of his 246 runs during a significant and potentially career-defining campaign was his running between the wickets with the rest of the top-order.
He was also able to switch gears seamlessly and fulfill the twin role of accumulator and blaster expertly.
In the final of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge at Newlands, Ramela struck a superb 54 off 34 balls with five fours and two sixes to power the hosts to 158 for four.
He finished as batsman of the match following the Cobras’ emphatic 33-run win.