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Full name John Harcourt du Preez
Born November 14, 1942, Salisbury (now Harare), Rhodesia
Current age 71 years 291 days
Major teams Rhodesia, South Africa
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak googly
|Test debut||South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 3-8, 1967 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth, Feb 24-28, 1967 scorecard|
|List A span||1970-1980|
A useful legspinning allrounder, Jackie du Preez was a dominant player for Rhodesia in the Currie Cup, and in 1973-74 he completed the rare double of 2000 runs and 100 wickets. In more than 100 appearances over almost two decades, du Preez scored more than 3000 runs and took over 200 wickets. He played two Tests, both for South Africa in 1966-67, making a duck in each. An employee of a tobacco company in Harare, he later became one of Zimbabwe's national selectors.
Plays of the Day from the second ODI between England and India, in Cardiff
Plays of the day from the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge
Plays of the day from the tri-series match between Zimbabwe and South Africa
Would he have fared better than the incumbent middle-order batsmen, Root and Ballance?