Dewald Nel

Country: Scotland
Born: June 06, 1980, Klerksdorp, Transvaal, South Africa
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium fast
Playing role: Bowler

Dewald Nel Bio

Johann Dewald Nel was born in the Transvaal, South Africa, and later went on to become a renowned cricket player representing Scotland. Known for his steady fast-medium seam bowling, Nel has been a valuable asset to the Scottish squad throughout his career.

Nel made his first-class and list A debuts in 2004, showcasing his talent and potential as a bowler. Although his opportunities in One Day Internationals (ODIs) were initially limited, he seized the chance to secure a permanent place in the team as fellow bowler Paul Hoffman fell out of favor. Scotland’s cricket team looked to Nel as part of their future plans.

In May 2007, Worcestershire signed Nel after an impressive 10-day trial where he bowled exceptionally well for the county’s second XI. He made his Championship debut against Yorkshire, where he claimed a promising 4 for 74. However, Nel’s stint with Worcestershire lasted only one season as he faced struggles both in county and international cricket in 2007. He managed to secure merely two wickets in six one-day internationals that year.

Despite this setback, Nel came into the 2008 summer determined to regain his form. He started the season with a career-best 4 for 25 against Ireland at Aberdeen, showcasing a remarkable performance. Nel also emerged as one of Scotland’s standout bowlers at the World Twenty20 Qualifiers, finishing with nine wickets – the highest in the tournament.

Nel’s dedication and exceptional performance earned him a significant milestone at the end of 2008 when he was one of three Scotland players awarded central contracts. This marked a pivotal step forward for Scottish cricket, solidifying Nel’s role as a senior bowler in the team.

In 2010, Nel was granted another opportunity in county cricket, signing a two-year contract with Kent. This move allowed him to further enhance his skills and contribute to the team’s success. His contributions both on and off the field have proven invaluable, providing mentorship and guidance to his younger teammates.

Off the field, Nel is known for his professionalism, dedication, and team spirit. He leads by example and acts as a mentor figure to his fellow teammates. Nel’s tenacity and commitment to the game have not only gained him respect within the cricketing community but have also made him a fan favorite.

Johann Dewald Nel’s journey from a talented bowler in South Africa to a respected player for Scotland is a testament to his passion and skill. His unwavering determination, coupled with his consistent performances, has led Nel to become one of Scotland’s most beloved cricket players.

Dewald Nel Career Stats

Dewald Nel Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 10 5 2 34 13* 11.33 25 136 0 0 3 1 1 0
ODIs 19 10 8 31 11* 15.5 54 57.4 0 0 2 0 3 0
FC 19 25 11 156 36 11.14 476 32.77 0 0 17 2 6 0
List A 86 49 28 202 36* 9.61 383 52.74 0 0 - - 18 0
T20s 15 5 2 34 13* 11.33 25 136 0 0 3 1 1 0

Dewald Nel Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 10 9 186 169 12 3/10 3/10 14.08 5.45 15.5 0 0 0
ODIs 19 19 730 649 14 4/25 4/25 46.35 5.33 52.1 1 0 0
FC 19 - 2514 1434 52 6/62 - 27.57 3.42 48.3 3 2 0
List A 86 - 3452 3062 83 4/25 4/25 36.89 5.32 41.5 1 0 0
T20s 15 14 289 278 17 3/10 3/10 16.35 5.77 17 0 0 0

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