Boeta Dippenaar

Country: South Africa
Born: June 14, 1977, Kimberley, Cape Province
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Opening Batter

Boeta Dippenaar Bio

Hendrik Human Dippenaar, commonly known as “Boeta” Dippenaar, is a former cricketer from South Africa, who made a name for himself as a prolific run-scorer and a solid opening batsman. Born on 14 February 1977 in Kimberley, South Africa, Dippenaar had a successful career in both domestic and international cricket.

Boeta Dippenaar made his Test debut for the South African national team in 1999 against England. Despite an impressive start to his career, he faced some challenges which resulted in him losing his place in the Test squad. However, Dippenaar did not let this setback deter him, as he returned to the team and proved his worth with an unbeaten 177 against Bangladesh in 2003.

Known for his ability to bat for long hours, Dippenaar often delighted spectators with his elegant and technically sound batting style. Despite his relatively short stature, he had the ability to reach the pitch of the ball and drive it through the covers with precision and finesse. His exquisite timing and reach were the pillars of his game, along with his exceptional skills as a fielder, especially in the covers region.

While Dippenaar excelled in Test cricket, he achieved greater success in the limited-overs format, particularly in one-day internationals. He became a regular opener for South Africa in ODIs and cemented his place in the team with outstanding performances, including an exceptional series against West Indies in 2005, where he finished with an average of over 100.

In addition to his cricketing prowess, Dippenaar had a zest for outdoor activities, which he developed while growing up in the Free State region of South Africa. He valued touring opportunities not only for the cricket but also for exploring new fishing spots and enjoying nature’s wonders.

Despite his consistent performances in limited-overs cricket, Dippenaar’s dream of representing South Africa in the World Cup remained unfulfilled. However, he continued to make significant contributions in domestic cricket, representing teams like Eagles and Leicestershire. In the 2007-08 season, Dippenaar’s leadership skills led the Eagles to the SuperSport Series title.

After a remarkable career in both international and domestic cricket, Hendrik “Boeta” Dippenaar decided to retire from international cricket in 2009. Although his international record might be considered modest, his contributions to South African cricket were significant, and he left behind a legacy of a dedicated and skilled opening batsman.

Post-retirement, Dippenaar continued to be involved in cricket, supporting the development of young talent and engaging with fans through his insights and analysis. His passion for the sport and his ability to inspire others with his cricketing knowledge have made him a respected figure in the cricketing community.

Hendrik Human Dippenaar’s career may have had its ups and downs, but his dedication, skill, and love for the game have secured his place in the annals of South African cricket history.

Boeta Dippenaar Career Stats

Boeta Dippenaar Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 38 62 5 1718 177* 30.14 4128 41.61 3 7 237 5 27 0
T20Is 1 1 0 1 1 1 5 20 0 0 0 0 0 0
ODIs 107 95 14 3421 125* 42.23 5047 67.78 4 26 334 16 36 0
FC 197 339 32 12324 250* 40.14 - - 34 56 - - 217 0
List A 246 225 32 7637 125* 39.56 - - 8 52 - - 92 0
T20s 59 51 8 885 63 20.58 858 103.14 0 2 83 13 24 0

Boeta Dippenaar Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 38 1 12 1 0 - - - 0.5 - 0 0 0
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 107 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 197 - 120 66 1 1/6 1/6 66 3.3 120 0 0 0
List A 246 - 18 7 1 1/5 1/5 7 2.33 18 0 0 0
T20s 59 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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