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Anrich Nortje
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Anrich Nortje

South Africa|bowler
Anrich Nortje

INTL CAREER: 2019 - 2021

Full Name

Anrich Arno Nortje

Born

November 16, 1993

Age

27y 149d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

Anrich Nortje is a genuine quick who has been described as "extremely exciting" by none other than Dale Steyn. Like Steyn, Nortje is not a product of a big city but comes from the town of Uitenhage, north of Port Elizabeth, which is home to the largest Volkswagen factory in the African continent. It's hardly surprising then, that Nortje is well-acquainted with speed. He regularly sends the speed gun over 150kph and has a fearsome bouncer.

Nortje was schooled at Brandwag High and went on to complete a Bachelor of Commerce degree in financial planning at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, where he used varsity cricket to hone his skills. Nortje enjoyed a strong start to his first-class franchise career, with 20 wickets in four matches in the 2016-17 season and a fifth-place finish on the first-class wicket charts in the 2017-18 summer, when he was the second-highest wicket-taking seamer. But the shorter format was where he got his big break.

Nortje stormed onto the scene in late 2018, in the inaugural edition of the Mzansi Super League, South Africa's franchise T20 competition, with express pace that helped him take eight wickets in three matches for the Cape Town Blitz. His sensational start did not last too long and he was forced out of the tournament with an ankle injury, which required surgery. He recovered by early 2019 and made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in March 2019. Nortje played four of the five matches in the series with a best return of 3 for 57 at his home ground in Port Elizabeth and appeared to have made a strong case for inclusion in the 2019 World Cup squad.

Nortje's career appeared to be on the ascendancy when he was contracted by Kolkata Knight Riders for the 2019 IPL but had to withdraw from the tournament when he picked up a shoulder injury. Despite that, he was named in South Africa's World Cup squad and had recovered in time for the tournament but broke his thumb in training ahead of the team's departure. An opportunity to tour with the national side finally came in September-October 2019, when Nortje was named in the squad for a T20I and Test series in India. He made his debuts in both formats there.
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Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test101718941164396/568/12029.843.6848.50030
ODI99454397214/514/5118.905.2421.60100
T20I5511415531/241/2451.668.1538.00000
FC58100990154182036/449/9826.683.2848.701180
List A424120581648724/464/4622.884.8028.50200
T20464610201302564/194/1923.257.6518.20200
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test10184104407.4243224.070014020
ODI921989.001947.36000020
T20I510222.00633.33000000
FC58782082379*14.18186044.24049612110
List A42174105178.0718357.370080100
T204613665259.2858112.060042120
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Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada arrive at the Delhi Capitals team hotel
Anrich Nortje celebrates with his team-mates after the dismissal of Danish Aziz
Anrich Nortje celebrates after dismissing Imam-ul-Haq
Anrich Nortje picked up the third five-for of his Test career
Anrich Nortje found no success in the morning session
Wiaan Mulder got rid of Dasun Shanaka