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Sybrand Engelbrecht
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Sybrand Engelbrecht

South Africa
Sybrand Engelbrecht

INTL CAREER: 2009 - 2009

Full Name

Sybrand Abraham Engelbrecht

Born

September 15, 1988, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Age

32y 236d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

TEAMS

He stole the spotlight with a stunning two-handed, diving catch at point during the 2008 Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia - headlined on Youtube as 'the Best ever catch in cricket history' - but allrounder Sybrand Engelbrecht has struggled to take his sensational fielding into other aspects of his game. The bulk of his career has been spent trying to become a franchise regular at Cape Cobras, where he often has to settle for a place in the provincial side instead.

Engelbrecht is a stylish right-hander who has spent time working on his power game as much as his staying power at the crease. He is also a handy offpsinner. He holds a first-class average of just under 40, but most of his runs were scored in South Africa's second-tier competition, including his 214* against Namibia.

He has had opportunities at higher levels though. In the 2014 Champions League T20, he was a late replacement to Cobras squad and played a starring role when he defended 11 runs in a Super Over to secure a win over Barbados Tridents.

In December 2015, Engelbrecht was cited for a suspect bowling action which was declared illegal. By January 2016, he had reworked his action and tests showed he had corrected it sufficiently to bowl again.

He was, however, was cut from the Cobras' contract list for the 2016-17 season. Engelbrecht opted to stay at the Western Province provincial team in the hope of earning his franchise place back.
Firdose Moonda

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC548593067214*40.35548455.927103759470
List A584618127597*45.53161678.8901011115310
T204537135685823.66542104.7902456180
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC545425761643375/746/12044.403.8269.60010
List A584819341647413/283/2840.175.1047.10000
T204533517615314/224/2219.837.1316.60100

Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
W Province vs North West1661/1 & 0/1015-Dec-2016Cape TownFC
W Province vs Northern Cpe27 & 7--03-Nov-2016Cape TownFC
W Province vs Boland76*1/3730-Oct-2016PaarlList A
W Province vs Boland150/027-Oct-2016PaarlFC
W Province vs S West D73*3/2816-Oct-2016OudtshoornList A

Photos


Sybrand Engelbrecht sets off for a run
Sybrand Engelbrecht fluffs a catch
Sybrand Engelbrecht
Sybrand Engelbrecht took three wickets with his offspin
Substitute Sybrand Engelbrecht takes a catch
Portrait of Sybrand Engelbrecht