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Dillon du Preez      

Full name Dillon du Preez

Born November 8, 1981, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province

Current age 34 years 202 days

Major teams Eagles, Free State, Leicestershire, Royal Challengers Bangalore

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Dillon du Preez
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 86 126 14 2094 122 18.69 2 9 22 0
List A 120 83 28 1252 107* 22.76 1029 121.67 1 5 27 0
Twenty20 80 58 26 635 46 19.84 490 129.59 0 0 30 30 25 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 86 15111 6895 302 7/108 22.83 2.73 50.0 13 12 2
List A 120 5498 4615 150 5/47 5/47 30.76 5.03 36.6 5 1 0
Twenty20 80 79 1550 1891 77 4/25 4/25 24.55 7.32 20.1 1 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Free State v West Indians at Bloemfontein, Dec 5-8, 2003 scorecard
Last First-class Dolphins v Knights at Durban, Apr 7-10, 2016 scorecard
List A debut KwaZulu-Natal v Free State at Durban, Oct 17, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Knights v Cape Cobras at Bloemfontein, Feb 16, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Eagles v Lions at Bloemfontein, Jan 22, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Free State v Western Province at Bloemfontein, Feb 21, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
5/44, 0, 0/3, 1* Knights v Dolphins Durban 7 Apr 2016 FC
0, 1/36, 7, 0/18 Knights v Warriors Kimberley 31 Mar 2016 FC
13, 2/69, 0, 1/13 Free State v Boland Bloemfontein 10 Mar 2016 FC
41*, 1/18 Free State v W Province Bloemfontein 21 Feb 2016 T20
0/28 Knights v Cape Cobras Bloemfontein 16 Feb 2016 LA
0, 1/11 Knights v Lions Bloemfontein 13 Feb 2016 LA
3*, 0/34 Knights v Warriors East London 7 Feb 2016 LA
2/60, 4 Knights v Dolphins Kimberley 2 Feb 2016 LA
3/40, 28, 1 Knights v Dolphins Kimberley 27 Dec 2015 FC
2/24, 51, 0/36 Knights v Cape Cobras Cape Town 17 Dec 2015 FC
Profile

Dillon du Preez had one of the more interesting entries into the first-class game when he was forced to bowl for two days for Free State against the West Indies as the tourists amassed 618. The Port Elizabeth-born fast bowler didn't lose faith, however, picking up 3 for 75 in 29 overs including Shivnarine Chanderpaul as his maiden wicket, bowled for 245. He also scored 56 and took 2 for 34 in the second innings. du Preez had moved to Bloemfontein from the Eastern Cape in 1989 and attended a coaching academy run by internationals Corrie van Zyl and Rudolf Steyn. "I was hooked on cricket after that and applied myself more to cricket than my studies," he admits. He made slow but steady progress through the ranks of the South Africa Under-17 and Free State Academy teams before his meeting with the West Indies in December 2003. du Preez was far from a permanent fixture in the Eagles team in the first three seasons of franchise cricket, but he burst into prominence by taking 55 wickets in the Eagles' triumphant 2007-08 campaign. An accurate bowler of slightly less than extreme pace, du Preez also contributes useful runs in the lower-order, making his maiden first-class century in 2007-08. He signed with Leicestershire as a Kolpak player in 2008 and in the following year he joined the large contingent of South Africans in the IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Ken Borland January 2009

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Aug 21, 2012

Dillon du Preez celebrates after getting Basnahira opener Daniel Smith bowled in the first over, Uthura v Basnahira, SLPL, Pallekele, August 21, 2012

Dillon du Preez celebrates after getting Basnahira opener Daniel Smith bowled in the first over

© Ron Gaunt/SPORTZPICS/SLPL

May 3, 2009

Dillon du Preez is ecstatic after sending back JP Duminy, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians, IPL, 28th match, Johannesburg, May 3, 2009

Dillon du Preez is ecstatic after sending back JP Duminy

© AFP

May 3, 2009

Team-mates rush in to congratulate Dillon du Preez, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians, IPL, 28th match, Johannesburg, May 3, 2009

Team-mates rush in to congratulate Dillon du Preez

© Associated Press

Notes

South Africa Player of the Year 2008

Tour Results
South Africa v Pakistan at Benoni - Mar 24, 2013
South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 36 balls remaining)
South Africa v Pakistan at Durban - Mar 21, 2013
Pakistan won by 3 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
South Africa v Pakistan at Johannesburg - Mar 17, 2013
South Africa won by 34 runs
South Africa v Pakistan at Centurion - Mar 15, 2013
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 28 balls remaining) (D/L method)
South Africa v Pakistan at Bloemfontein - Mar 10, 2013
South Africa won by 125 runs
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