Dillon du Preez      

Full name Dillon du Preez

Born November 8, 1981, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province

Current age 35 years 315 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 92 134 15 2362 122 19.84 2 10 26 0
List A 134 93 31 1356 107* 21.87 1167 116.19 1 5 30 0
T20s Insights on t20 86 62 28 682 46 20.05 522 130.65 0 0 31 34 26 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 92 16079 7236 330 7/108 21.92 2.70 48.7 13 14 2
List A 134 6228 5141 177 5/31 5/31 29.04 4.95 35.1 6 2 0
T20s Insights on t20 86 85 1668 2040 82 4/25 4/25 24.87 7.33 20.3 1 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Free State v West Indians at Bloemfontein, Dec 5-8, 2003 scorecard
Last First-class Northerns v Free State at Pretoria, Apr 6-9, 2017 scorecard
List A debut KwaZulu-Natal v Free State at Durban, Oct 17, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Knights v Warriors at Bloemfontein, Mar 27, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Eagles v Lions at Bloemfontein, Jan 22, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s Dolphins v Knights at Durban, Dec 11, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
39, 2/31, 10, 2/28 Free State v Northerns Pretoria 6 Apr 2017 FC
1/44 Knights v Warriors Bloemfontein 27 Mar 2017 LA
2/11 Knights v Warriors Bloemfontein 26 Mar 2017 LA
4/31, 6 Knights v Dolphins Durban 23 Mar 2017 LA
3*, 2/76 Knights v Lions Kimberley 21 Mar 2017 LA
1*, 2/17 Knights v Cape Cobras Cape Town 19 Mar 2017 LA
1/44, 18 Knights v Lions Johannesburg 5 Mar 2017 LA
2, 0/46 Knights v Titans Benoni 3 Mar 2017 LA
5, 0/36 Knights v Dolphins Bloemfontein 1 Mar 2017 LA
3/18, 10 Knights v Warriors Kimberley 25 Feb 2017 LA
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

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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

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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

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Notes

South Africa Player of the Year 2008