Dwaine Pretorius

Country: South Africa
Born: March 29, 1989, Randfontein
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium fast
Playing role: Bowling Allrounder

Dwaine Pretorius Bio

Dwaine Pretorius is a prominent South African cricket player known for his exceptional all-round skills. Born on March 29, 1989, in Randfontein, South Africa, Pretorius made his mark in the cricketing world through a combination of swing bowling and lower-order batting.

Pretorius’ journey to international cricket was not without its obstacles. In 2008, he suffered a knee injury that forced him to miss the Under-19 World Cup. Despite the setback, Pretorius remained determined and decided to pursue an accounting degree over the next three years. After completing his studies, he made a successful return to the game.

In recognition of his outstanding performances, Pretorius was named the T20 Amateur Cricketer of the Year in the 2011-12 season. His immense talent earned him a place in the Lions squad for the 2012 Champions League T20. However, his knee injury resurfaced, leading to another surgery and another setback in his career.

Undeterred by his recurring knee troubles, Pretorius made a resilient comeback. He made a significant change in his bowling style, swapping pace for precision. Instead of striving for sheer speed, he honed his accuracy and adopted a more measured approach, similar to that of Vernon Philander. This adjustment led to a noticeable improvement in his bowling performance.

Pretorius secured a franchise contract in the 2014-15 season, marking a significant milestone in his professional career. The following year, he was honored as the South African Cricketers’ Association’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2015, a testament to his exceptional contributions to the sport.

In 2016, Pretorius made his One Day International (ODI) debut and wasted no time in showcasing his talent. Within his first few matches, he scored an impressive half-century against New Zealand in Christchurch. Just three days later, he astonished the cricketing world with figures of 3 for 5 in Wellington, firmly establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with.

Pretorius further solidified his position in international cricket with his superb performance in his first Twenty20 International (T20I) innings. In March 2019, he produced a match-winning knock of 77 runs off just 42 balls against Sri Lanka. This remarkable display of power hitting propelled South Africa to a comfortable victory.

The all-rounder’s success continued as he represented his country in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. He subsequently made his Test debut at home against England later that year, demonstrating his versatility across all formats of the game.

In 2021, Pretorius achieved a career milestone by recording exceptional figures of 5 for 17 against Pakistan in Lahore. This performance made him the record holder for the best bowling figures by a South African bowler in men’s T20Is.

His development as a death-overs specialist was particularly evident in the 2021 T20 World Cup, where Pretorius claimed nine wickets with an outstanding strike rate of 9.7, emerging as one of the tournament’s most lethal bowlers.

Dwaine Pretorius’ resilient journey, his ability to adapt, and his unwavering passion for cricket have firmly established him as an invaluable asset to the South African cricket team. With his exceptional all-round skills and consistent performances, Pretorius continues to make a significant impact in both domestic and international cricket, serving as an inspiration to budding cricketers worldwide.

Dwaine Pretorius Career Stats

Dwaine Pretorius Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 6 0 83 37 13.83 163 50.92 0 0 13 1 2 0
T20Is 30 17 5 261 77* 21.75 159 164.15 0 1 22 15 6 0
ODIs 27 13 1 192 50 16 224 85.71 0 1 14 5 11 0
FC 61 87 8 2805 177 35.5 4215 66.54 5 16 359 59 18 0
List A 102 69 13 1638 115 29.25 1751 93.54 1 11 122 51 26 0
T20s 215 165 38 2544 77* 20.03 1843 138.03 0 5 171 137 46 0

Dwaine Pretorius Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 3 6 480 252 7 2/26 3/82 36 3.15 68.5 0 0 0
T20Is 30 27 504 696 35 5/17 5/17 19.88 8.28 14.4 0 1 0
ODIs 27 26 1144 947 35 4/36 4/36 27.05 4.96 32.6 1 0 0
FC 61 108 9351 4263 173 6/38 10/75 24.64 2.73 54 5 6 1
List A 102 100 4546 3637 119 4/35 4/35 30.56 4.8 38.2 4 0 0
T20s 215 187 3241 4507 177 5/17 5/17 25.46 8.34 18.3 2 1 0

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