Duanne Olivier

Duanne Olivier (born 9 May 1992) is a South African cricketer who plays for Yorkshire in England. Previously, he played for the South Africa cricket team and for the Knights cricket team in domestic fixtures. He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler.[2]

Duanne Olivier
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Olivier (left) playing for Yorkshire CCC in 2021
Personal information
Full nameDuanne Olivier
Born (1992-05-09) 9 May 1992 (age 29)
Pretoria, South Africa[1]
NicknameDoozle, Doozie[1]
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 329)12 January 2017 v Sri Lanka
Last Test21 February 2019 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 130)19 January 2019 v Pakistan
Last ODI22 January 2019 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
2011–presentFree State
2018Jozi Stars
2020Jaffna Stallions
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 10 2 114 49
Runs scored 26 0 1,263 201
Batting average 3.71 0 12.75 13.40
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/3 0/0
Top score 10* 0 72* 25*
Balls bowled 1,440 120 19,634 2,013
Wickets 48 3 456 63
Bowling average 19.25 41.67 23.12 28.20
5 wickets in innings 3 0 24 0
10 wickets in match 1 0 4 0
Best bowling 6/37 2/73 6/37 4/34
Catches/stumpings 2/– 0/– 33/– 7/–
Source: Cricinfo, 10 September 2020

In February 2019, he signed a Kolpak deal to play for Yorkshire County Cricket Club in England,[3][4] which means he cannot play for South Africa during the length of his contract with Yorkshire.[5] After signing his Kolpak deal, Olivier expressed his hopes to one day to play for the England cricket team.[6][7]

Domestic and franchise careerEdit

He was the leading wicket-taker in the 2016–17 Sunfoil Series, with 52 dismissals.[8] In May 2017, he was named First-class Cricketer of the Season at Cricket South Africa's annual awards.[9] In August 2017, he was named in Jo'burg Giants' squad for the first season of the T20 Global League.[10] However, in October 2017, Cricket South Africa initially postponed the tournament until November 2018, with it being cancelled soon after.[11]

In October 2018, he was named in Jozi Stars' squad for the first edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament.[12][13] He was the leading wicket-taker for Knights in the 2018–19 CSA 4-Day Franchise Series, with 27 dismissals in six matches.[14]

In March 2019, while playing for Yorkshire against Leeds/Bradford MCCU in the 2019 Marylebone Cricket Club University Matches, Olivier took his 400th first-class wicket.[15]

In September 2019, he was named in the squad for the Jozi Stars team for the 2019 Mzansi Super League tournament.[16] In October 2020, he was drafted by the Jaffna Stallions for the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League.[17] In April 2021, he was named in Gauteng's squad, ahead of the 2021–22 cricket season in South Africa.[18]

International careerEdit

In January 2017, Olivier was added to South Africa's Test squad ahead of the third Test against Sri Lanka. He replaced Kyle Abbott, who earlier had quit international cricket to sign for the English team Hampshire as a Kolpak player.[19][20]

He made his Test debut for South Africa against Sri Lanka on 12 January 2017.[21] In December 2018, in the first innings of South Africa's Boxing Day Test at Centurion Park in Centurion, Olivier took his first five-wicket haul in Tests, against Pakistan.[22] He went on to take another five-wicket haul in the second innings of the match.[23] He finished with 24 wickets across the three Tests of the tour and was named the player of the series.[24] After the Test series, he was then added to South Africa's squad for the first two One Day Internationals (ODIs) against Pakistan.[25] He made his ODI debut for South Africa against Pakistan on 19 January 2019.[26]

Personal lifeEdit

Olivier was born in Pretoria and currently lives in Bloemfontein. He is a big soccer fan and is an avid supporter of Manchester United.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Duanne Olivier Faces Our Quickfire Questions". Gunn & Moore on YouTube. 22 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Duanne Olivier". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Duanne Olivier to quit South Africa after signing Kolpak deal with Yorkshire". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Duanne Olivier signs for Yorkshire CCC". Cricket World. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  5. ^ "The Kolpak rule explained". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Hope to play Test cricket for England - Olivier". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Ten players we wish we had seen more of in internationals". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  8. ^ "Records: Sunfoil Series, 2016/17: Most wickets". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  9. ^ "De Kock dominates South Africa's awards". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  10. ^ "T20 Global League announces final team squads". T20 Global League. Archived from the original on 5 September 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Cricket South Africa postpones Global T20 league". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Mzansi Super League - full squad lists". Sport24. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Mzansi Super League Player Draft: The story so far". Independent Online. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  14. ^ "4-Day Franchise Series, 2018/19 - Knights: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  15. ^ "Waite high five is highlight for Yorkshire against students". York Press. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  16. ^ "MSL 2.0 announces its T20 squads". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  17. ^ "Chris Gayle, Andre Russell and Shahid Afridi among big names taken at LPL draft". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  18. ^ "CSA reveals Division One squads for 2021/22". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  19. ^ "Duanne Olivier called up following Abbott's axe". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  20. ^ "Abbott's Test career over as Hampshire move is confirmed". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  21. ^ "Sri Lanka tour of South Africa, 3rd Test: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, Jan 12–16, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
  22. ^ "Olivier takes six wickets to overshadow Steyn record". Yahoo News. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  23. ^ "Olivier takes second five-for of match as South Africa chase victory". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  24. ^ "South Africa secure 3-0 sweep as Pakistan crumble". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  25. ^ "Dale Steyn, Quinton de Kock rested from first two ODIs". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  26. ^ "1st ODI (D/N), Pakistan tour of South Africa at Port Elizabeth, Jan 19 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 January 2017.

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