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George Linde
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George Linde

South Africa|Allrounder
George Linde

INTL CAREER: 2019 - 2021

Full Name

George Fredrik Linde

Born

December 04, 1991, Cape Town

Age

29y 236d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

Playing Role

Allrounder

TEAMS

A left-arm spinner from the northern suburbs of Cape Town, George Linde's started off a seam-bowling schoolboy cricketer before changing his mind as a teenager. After he was selected in the Western Province under-13 team, he switched to spin and never looked back. Still, batting took precedence through his school years but an interested coach coaxed him to focus more on spin as his game developed.

Linde spent a season playing club cricket in the UK after finishing school, before returning to South Africa, where he worked his way into the West Province amateur team and eventually into the Cobras franchise team. Competing against Dane Piedt meant Linde was often confined to the limited-overs teams, where he made his name.

He was sixth in the 2017-18 domestic one-day cup wicket charts with 15 scalps and his star continued to rise as a white-ball bowler. He was contracted to the Cape Town Blitz for the Mzansi Super League in the 2018-19 season and took five wickets in as many matches. A bigger break came when he was selected as part of the South African A team that toured India in August-September 2019 and was the joint second-highest wicket-taker in the unofficial ODI series.

Linde was called up as a replacement to South Africa's T20 squad to tour India in September 2019 when Jon-Jon Smuts was withdrawn from the squad for failing to meet fitness standards and was then added as a stand-in to the Test squad when Keshav Maharaj was ruled out of the last match of the series through injury.

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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test3601353722.5025552.940019200
T20I141111112911.1085130.58006660
FC588592287148*30.09346965.9241026352330
List A625610114693*24.911107103.52088039250
T20100752290452*17.05653138.43024941270
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test3547325295/645/6828.003.1952.50110
T20I1414288340153/233/2322.667.0819.20000
FC581011042750812117/2911/13124.082.9249.409143
List A626128012490866/476/4728.955.3332.50220
T2010096197524081054/194/1922.937.3118.80300
George Fredrik Linde
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Photos


George Linde celebrates after dismissing Shimron Hetmyer
George Linde put the brakes on in the middle overs
George Linde celebrates Mohammad Rizwan's wicket
George Linde took the catch to dismiss Haider Ali
George Linde celebrates dismissing Yasir Shah with Aiden Markram
George Linde leads the team off after his maiden Test five-for