Anrich Nortje

Anrich Nortje (born 16 November 1993) is a South African cricketer. He made his international debut for the South Africa cricket team in March 2019.[1] In July 2020, Nortje was named the newcomer of the year at Cricket South Africa's annual awards ceremony.[2]

Anrich Nortje
Personal information
Born (1993-11-16) 16 November 1993 (age 26)
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm fast
RoleBowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 338)10 October 2019 v India
Last Test24 January 2020 v England
ODI debut (cap 133)3 March 2019 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI7 March 2020 v Australia
T20I debut (cap 85)18 September 2019 v India
Last T20I26 February 2020 v Australia
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2012/13–Eastern Province
2015/16–Warriors
2018/19–Cape Town Blitz
2020Delhi Capitals
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 6 7 53 40
Runs scored 89 9 782 105
Batting average 9.88 9.00 14.75 8.07
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/4 0/0
Top score 40 8 79* 17
Balls bowled 1,047 334 8,886 1,938
Wickets 19 14 181 65
Bowling average 35.10 20.21 26.70 23.60
5 wickets in innings 1 0 6 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 5/110 3/57 6/44 4/46
Catches/stumpings 1/– 2/– 10/– 10/–
Source: CricInfo, 8 March 2020

Domestic and T20 franchise careerEdit

He was included in Eastern Province's squad for the 2016 Africa T20 Cup.[3] In October 2018, he was named in Cape Town Blitz's squad for the first edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament.[4][5] Midway through the tournament, he was ruled out with an ankle injury.[6] In December 2018, he was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League.[7][8] However, in March 2019, he was ruled out of the tournament with a shoulder injury.[9]

In September 2019, he was named in the squad for the Cape Town Blitz team for the 2019 Mzansi Super League tournament.[10] He was released by the Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of the 2020 IPL auction.[11] In July 2020, he was named in the St Lucia Zouks squad for the 2020 Caribbean Premier League.[12][13] However, Nortje was one of five South African cricketers to miss the tournament, after failing to confirm travel arrangements in due time.[14] In August 2020, Nortje joined the Delhi Capitals as a replacement for Chris Woakes in the 2020 Indian Premier League.[15] On 14 October 2020, during the 30th match of the IPL, Nortje bowled at the speed of 156.22 km/h (97 mph), the fastest delivery to date in the IPL.[16]

International careerEdit

In February 2019 he was named in South Africa's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against Sri Lanka.[17] He made his ODI debut for South Africa against Sri Lanka on 3 March 2019.[18] In March 2019, he was named in South Africa's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad also for the series against Sri Lanka,[19] but was ruled out of T20I series due to injury.[20]

In April 2019, he was named in South Africa's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[21][22] However, on 7 May 2019, he was ruled out of the tournament with a hand injury and replaced by Chris Morris.[23]

In August 2019, he was named in South Africa's Test and Twenty20 International (T20I) squads for their series against India.[24] He made his T20I debut for South Africa, against India, on 18 September 2019.[25] He made his Test debut for South Africa, also against India, on 10 October 2019.[26] In January 2020, in the fourth Test against England, Nortje took his maiden five-wicket haul in Test cricket.[27] In March 2020, he was awarded with a national contract by Cricket South Africa ahead of the 2020–21 season.[28][29]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Anrich Nortje". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Quinton de Kock, Laura Wolvaardt scoop up major CSA awards". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Eastern Province Squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Mzansi Super League - full squad lists". Sport24. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Mzansi Super League Player Draft: The story so far". Independent Online. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Injured Anrich Nortje leaves his imprint at MSL". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  7. ^ "IPL 2019 auction: The list of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  8. ^ "IPL 2019 Auction: Who got whom". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  9. ^ "South Africa quick Anrich Nortje ruled out of IPL". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  10. ^ "MSL 2.0 announces its T20 squads". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Where do the eight franchises stand before the 2020 auction?". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  12. ^ "Nabi, Lamichhane, Dunk earn big in CPL 2020 draft". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  13. ^ "Teams Selected for Hero CPL 2020". Cricket West Indies. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  14. ^ "Five South Africans to miss CPL after failing to confirm travel arrangements". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  15. ^ "IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals replace Chris Woakes with Anrich Nortje". CricTracker. 18 August 2020. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  16. ^ "IPL 2020: This bowler delivers the fastest ball in IPL history at 156.22 kmph, breaks Dale Steyn's record". Zee News. 15 October 2020. Retrieved 15 October 2020.
  17. ^ "Fit-again Lungi Ngidi back in South Africa's ODI squad, Hashim Amla left out". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  18. ^ "1st ODI, Sri Lanka tour of South Africa at Johannesburg, Mar 3 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  19. ^ "Markram, Nortje, Qeshile called up for T20Is against Sri Lanka". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  20. ^ "New-look South Africa seek series win". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  21. ^ "Hashim Amla in World Cup squad; Reeza Hendricks, Chris Morris miss out". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  22. ^ "Amla edges out Hendricks to make South Africa's World Cup squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  23. ^ "Chris Morris replaces Anrich Nortje in South Africa's CWC19 squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  24. ^ "Nortje, Second and Muthusamy part of South Africa squads to India". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  25. ^ "2nd T20I (N), South Africa tour of India at Mohali, Sep 18 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  26. ^ "2nd Test, ICC World Test Championship at Pune, Oct 10-14 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  27. ^ "England outclass Proteas after Nortje fifer". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  28. ^ "Beuran Hendricks earns CSA national contract, Dale Steyn left out". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  29. ^ "CSA announces Proteas contract squads for 2020/21". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 23 March 2020.

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