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Shandre Fritz
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Shandre Fritz

South Africa
Shandre Fritz

INTL CAREER: 2003 - 2014

Full Name

Shandre Alvida Fritz

Born

July 21, 1985, Cape Town

Age

36y 57d

Nicknames

Fritzy

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

TEAMS

Captaining your country is the pinnacle of most players' careers. When this opportunity came to Shandre Fritz in 2007 - and at 21, similar to Graeme Smith, who was 22 when he became South Africa's captain - she was delighted. Then a freak accident robbed her of the chance.

When diving into a swimming pool in Kimberly she clipped the top of her head and felt a shooting pain down her left side; she had damaged her back, specifically, the nerves in the 6th and 7th vertebrae. She then missed the successful series against Pakistan and Netherlands.

She also missed the chance of making her Test debut when South Africa played Netherlands in a one-off Test in July 2007 and missed a chance to lead an African XI against Asia in the Afro-Asia Cup played in Bangalore later that year. Cri-zelda Brits was handed the captaincy in her absence. Fritz eventually made her comeback to the national side in February 2008 in South Africa's victorious campaign at the World Cup Qualifiers in Stellenbosch.

Since her debut in 2003, taking what remain career-best figures of 4 for 36 against England, she has quickly established herself as the premier allrounder in the side. Despite a disappointing World Cup in 2005, she remains confident the side will be much tougher by 2009.

She began playing at the age of 10 and was soon singled out for her bowling. She has a top score of 48 which came in the washed out World Cup match against Ireland. She is something of a fitness fanatic and believes this is an area where South Africa can make up ground on England and Australia.

Cricinfo Staff February 2008

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
WODI595169596821.31167257.3505986150
WT20I26233384116*19.20374102.6711405100
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
WODI5924742506224/364/3623.004.0933.70100
WT20I263426011/121/1260.008.5742.00000
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatReferee
WODI33
WT20I33
FC33
List A44
T2055
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Shandre Fritz
Shandre Fritz celebrates her magnificent hundred
Shandre Fritz's 116 not out was the highest Women's Twenty20 International score
Shandre Fritz struck 12 fours and two sixes in her 71-ball stay
South African opener Shandre Fritz pulls the ball
Shandre Fritz powers the ball down the ground