Full name Sybrand Abraham Engelbrecht
Born September 15, 1988, Johannesburg, Transvaal
Current age 27 years 233 days
Major teams Cape Cobras, Northerns, South Western Districts, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|First-class debut||North West v Northerns at Potchefstroom, Oct 11-13, 2007 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Western Province v KwaZulu-Natal Inland at Cape Town, Mar 31-Apr 3, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||North West v Northerns at Potchefstroom, Oct 14, 2007 scorecard|
|Last List A||Western Province v KwaZulu-Natal at Cape Town, Mar 21, 2016 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Eagles v Cape Cobras at Kimberley, Jan 28, 2009 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Eastern Province v Western Province at Port Elizabeth, Mar 6, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|6, 32||W Province||v KZN-Inland||Cape Town||31 Mar 2016||FC|
|1/31||W Province||v KZ-Natal||Cape Town||21 Mar 2016||LA|
|162*, 0/0||W Province||v KZ-Natal||Cape Town||18 Mar 2016||FC|
|0/9, 0||W Province||v E. Province||Port Elizabeth||6 Mar 2016||T20|
|113, 21||W Province||v E. Province||Port Elizabeth||3 Mar 2016||FC|
|1/13, 32||W Province||v Free State||Bloemfontein||21 Feb 2016||T20|
|47*, 0/22, 40, 0/32||W Province||v Free State||Bloemfontein||18 Feb 2016||FC|
|32||W Province||v Northerns||Cape Town||24 Jan 2016||LA|
|1/113, 24, 1||W Province||v Northerns||Cape Town||21 Jan 2016||FC|
|8||W Province||v S West D||Cape Town||17 Jan 2016||LA|
He stole the spotlight with a stunning two-handed, diving catch at point during the 2008 Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia - headlined on Youtube as 'the Best ever catch in cricket history' - but allrounder Sybrand Engelbrecht has struggled to take his sensational fielding into other aspects of his game. The bulk of his career has been spent trying to become a franchise regular at Cape Cobras, where he often has to settle for a place in the provincial side instead.
Engelbrecht is a stylish right-hander who has spent time working on his power game as much as his staying power at the crease. He is also a handy offpsinner. He holds a first-class average of just under 40, but most of his runs were scored in South Africa's second-tier competition, including his 214* against Namibia.
He has had opportunities at higher levels though. In the 2014 Champions League T20, he was a late replacement to Cobras squad and played a starring role when he defended 11 runs in a Super Over to secure a win over Barbados Tridents.
In December 2015, Engelbrecht was cited for a suspect bowling action which was declared illegal. By January 2016, he had reworked his action and tests showed he had corrected it sufficiently to bowl again.
He was, however, was cut from the Cobras' contract list for the 2016-17 season. Engelbrecht opted to stay at the Western Province provincial team in the hope of earning his franchise place back.
Plays of the day from the IPL match between Rising Pune Supergiants and Mumbai Indians, in Pune
He cannot match the big hitters for power, but his numbers are as good as theirs - if not better