Anrich Nortje

Country: South Africa
Born: November 16, 1993
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast
Playing role: Bowler

Anrich Nortje Bio

Anrich Arno Nortje is a well-renowned cricket player hailing from South Africa. Born on November 16, 1993, in the town of Uitenhage, Nortje has emerged as an exciting fast bowler who consistently delivers at impressive speeds. His talents have even been acknowledged and praised by legendary fast bowler, Dale Steyn.

Growing up in Uitenhage, Nortje was exposed to the world of speed due to the presence of the largest Volkswagen factory on the African continent in his hometown. This environment likely played a significant role in developing his pace and fiery bouncers, which have become his trademark on the cricket field.

Having received his education at Brandwag High, Nortje took his passion for cricket to the next level by studying financial planning at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. During his time at university, he leveraged his varsity cricket experience to sharpen his skills and further enhance his overall game.

Nortje’s talent came to the fore during the 2016-17 domestic season when he made a strong impact in his first-class franchise career, picking up an impressive tally of 20 wickets in just four matches. This accomplishment catapulted him to the fifth spot on the first-class wicket charts during the subsequent 2017-18 summer, solidifying his position as one of the top seamer wicket-takers.

However, it was in the shorter format where Nortje truly grabbed the spotlight. A star was born in late 2018 during the inaugural edition of the Mzansi Super League, South Africa’s franchise T20 competition. Showcasing his sheer pace and precision, Nortje amassed an impressive eight wickets in just three matches while representing the Cape Town Blitz. Unfortunately, his brilliant streak was cut short by an ankle injury, necessitating surgery.

Undeterred by setbacks, Nortje made a successful recovery in early 2019 and seized the opportunity to make his One Day International debut against Sri Lanka in March of that year. He showcased his potential by taking three wickets for 57 runs, with his standout performance taking place at his home ground in Port Elizabeth. With this remarkable performance, Nortje firmly established his case for inclusion in the South African squad for the 2019 World Cup.

Although Nortje’s career suffered a temporary setback when he withdrew from the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) due to a shoulder injury, his determination and resilience paved the way for him to be named in South Africa’s World Cup squad. Unfortunately, fate had another challenge in store for him as he fractured his thumb during training ahead of the team’s departure for the tournament.

However, September and October 2019 brought renewed hope and opportunities for Nortje as he received his debut call-up to represent the national side in T20I and Test series against India. This marked another significant milestone in his cricketing journey, demonstrating his resilience and ability to bounce back from adversity.

Anrich Nortje’s cricketing career has been witness to both triumphs and challenges. Despite facing obstacles such as injuries, he has managed to impress fans and selectors alike with his remarkable skills and potent pace. As he continues to hone his craft, it is clear that Nortje has the potential to become one of South Africa’s premier fast bowlers in the years to come.

Anrich Nortje Career Stats

Anrich Nortje Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 19 33 9 187 40 7.79 618 30.25 0 0 27 0 6 0
T20Is 31 11 5 16 4* 2.66 34 47.05 0 0 1 0 8 0
ODIs 22 7 1 40 10 6.66 59 67.79 0 0 3 0 3 0
FC 67 93 25 906 79* 13.32 2046 44.28 0 4 109 12 15 0
List A 56 23 5 150 17 8.33 229 65.5 0 0 13 0 12 0
T20s 107 34 17 132 25 7.76 131 100.76 0 0 14 2 27 0

Anrich Nortje Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 19 32 3057 1870 70 6/56 8/120 26.71 3.67 43.6 1 4 0
T20Is 31 30 623 742 38 4/10 4/10 19.52 7.14 16.3 2 0 0
ODIs 22 21 1006 982 36 4/51 4/51 27.27 5.85 27.9 3 0 0
FC 67 115 11064 6124 234 6/44 9/98 26.17 3.32 47.2 12 9 0
List A 56 54 2658 2296 89 4/46 4/46 25.79 5.18 29.8 4 0 0
T20s 107 106 2342 2922 142 4/10 4/10 20.57 7.48 16.4 4 0 0

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