Full name Duanne Olivier
Born May 9, 1992, Groblersdal
Current age 24 years 256 days
Major teams South Africa, Free State, Knights, Northerns Under-19s, South Africa Under-19s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Only Test||South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, Jan 12-14, 2017 scorecard|
|First-class debut||North West v Free State at Potchefstroom, Mar 17-19, 2011 scorecard|
|Last First-class||South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, Jan 12-14, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||North West v Free State at Potchefstroom, Mar 20, 2011 scorecard|
|Last List A||Free State v Namibia at Bloemfontein, Dec 10, 2016 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Free State v North West at Bloemfontein, Oct 16, 2011 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Knights v Lions at Kimberley, Dec 2, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|3, 2/19, 3/38||South Africa||v Sri Lanka||Johannesburg||12 Jan 2017||Test # 2247|
|4/54, 4*, 0/25||SAf Invit XI||v Sri Lankans||Potchefstroom||18 Dec 2016||Other|
|1/57, 3||Free State||v Namibia||Bloemfontein||10 Dec 2016||LA|
|2/16, 5/41||Free State||v Namibia||Bloemfontein||8 Dec 2016||FC|
|0/44||Knights||v Lions||Kimberley||2 Dec 2016||T20|
|8*, 0/28||Knights||v Warriors||Port Elizabeth||30 Nov 2016||T20|
|1/34||Knights||v Titans||Kimberley||27 Nov 2016||T20|
|1/25||Knights||v Dolphins||Bloemfontein||25 Nov 2016||T20|
|1/20, 2*||Knights||v Warriors||Bloemfontein||20 Nov 2016||T20|
|1/37||Knights||v Titans||Benoni||18 Nov 2016||T20|
A quick from Bloemfontein who learnt his trade on the same surfaces that once produced Allan Donald, Duanne Olivier is proof that flat pitches make better bowlers. He is hailed as much for his wicket-taking ability as he for mid-innings control, and has also been known to get some reverse-swing.
Olivier made his first-class debut for Free State at 19, at the end of the 2010-11 summer and played for South Africa's under-19 side in an ODI series in England in 2011. It took him another three years before he was promoted from provincial ranks to the franchise system. Olivier's first appearance for the Knights was in the 2014-15 season and two seasons later, he led their attack.
By then, he had been part of the South African A squad that traveled to Zimbabwe and Australia in the winter of 2016, and was South Africa A's leading bowler in Australia.
Olivier topped the first-class wicket charts midway through the 2015-16 season and was included in a South African Invitation XI to play the touring Sri Lankans in December. He was the pick of the seamers in the drawn match and took 4 for 54.
Three weeks later, he was included in South Africa's squad for the third Test against Sri Lanka in Johannesburg in January 2017, after Kyle Abbott was axed over a Kolpak deal. At that point of his career, he had amassed 224 first-class wickets at an impressive average of 21.38. Firdose Moonda
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