Full name Dewald Pretorius
Born December 6, 1977, Pretoria, Transvaal
Current age 39 years 108 days
Major teams South Africa, Durham, Free State, Warwickshire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
|Test debut||South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Mar 8-12, 2002 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v South Africa at Leeds, Aug 21-25, 2003 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Griqualand West v North West at Kimberley, Feb 9-11, 2006 scorecard|
|List A debut||1998/99|
|Last List A||Kent v Warwickshire at Canterbury, Jul 27, 2005 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Warwickshire v Somerset at Birmingham, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Surrey v Warwickshire at The Oval, Jul 18, 2005 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1, 1/83||Griq West||v North West||Kimberley||9 Feb 2006||FC|
Dewald Pretorius was brought up in an orphanage and has a hunger to succeed. He bowls with a high rhythmic action from close to the stumps, and in March 2002 he was called into the South African squad for the second Test against Australia. The circumstances could not have been more testing. South Africa had just been trounced by an innings and 360 runs at Johannesburg - the second-largest margin of defeat in Test history - and Pretorius himself was stepping into the vast shoes of Allan Donald, who had announced his retirement after limping off the field in tears. In 2003, his second coming was more auspicious, however. After a spell with Durham in the County Championship, Pretorius joined South Africa's Test squad for the series against England, and picked up four wickets at Edgbaston to hasten the resignation of England's captain, Nasser Hussain.
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