Full Name

Anrich Arno Nortje

Born

November 16, 1993

Age

27y 336d

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
Test122121821321476/568/12028.103.6346.40130
ODI1212617567224/514/5125.775.5128.00100
T20I111123429092/292/2932.227.4326.00000
FC601041018955752116/449/9826.423.2848.201280
List A454422211818734/464/4624.904.9130.40200
T20606013221624744/194/1921.947.3717.80200
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test12214115406.7648123.900015040
ODI123119109.502770.37001020
T20I114264*3.001735.29000010
FC60812083479*13.67190943.68049712130
List A45184115178.2119160.200090100
T206016869258.6269100.000042140
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Anrich Nortje celebrates Eoin Morgan's wicket
Anrich Nortje belts out an appeal against Venkatesh Iyer
Anrich Nortje smashed Faf du Plessis' stumps in the first over
Anrich Nortje's searing pace has been very effective
Anrich Nortje and Axar Patel accounted for CSK's openers
Anrich Nortje celebrates a wicket