George Linde

Country: South Africa
Born: December 04, 1991, Cape Town
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left arm Orthodox
Playing role: Allrounder

George Linde Bio

George Fredrik Linde, born on 12 July 1992 in the northern suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa, is a talented left-arm spinner who has made a name for himself in the world of cricket. Although he initially started off as a seam-bowling schoolboy cricketer, his love for spin eventually took over, propelling him towards a successful career in the sport.

Linde’s cricketing journey commenced when he was selected to play for the Western Province under-13 team. It was during this time that he made the decision to switch from seam bowling to spin, a change that would shape his future. While batting remained his primary focus throughout his school years, it was a dedicated coach who convinced him to prioritize spin bowling as his game developed.

After completing his schooling, Linde spent a fruitful season playing club cricket in the United Kingdom. This experience helped sharpen his skills and provided him with valuable exposure to the international cricketing scene. Upon his return to South Africa, he diligently worked his way up through the ranks, first representing the Western Province amateur team before earning a place in the Cobras franchise team.

Competing against the seasoned Dane Piedt meant that Linde was often limited to the shorter formats of the game. Nevertheless, he proved his mettle as a white-ball bowler and quickly established himself as a valuable asset to his team. In the 2017-18 domestic one-day cup, Linde claimed 15 wickets, finishing sixth in the wicket charts. This stellar performance helped elevate his reputation as a skillful bowler.

Linde’s breakthrough moment arrived when he was contracted to play for the Cape Town Blitz in the inaugural season of the Mzansi Super League in 2018-19. During the tournament, he showcased his talents, taking five wickets in as many matches. This success further solidified his status as a rising star in South African cricket.

In August-September 2019, Linde’s skills were recognized when he was selected as part of the South African A team that toured India. During the unofficial ODI series, he emerged as the joint second-highest wicket-taker, displaying his prowess on the international stage. Shortly after, Linde received a call-up to the South African T20 squad for their tour of India, replacing Jon-Jon Smuts who failed to meet fitness standards.

Notably, Linde’s career took another significant turn when he was included as a stand-in player in the Test squad for the final match of the series against India in October 2019. This selection came after Keshav Maharaj was ruled out due to injury, highlighting the team management’s confidence in Linde’s abilities.

George Linde’s journey from a seam-bowling schoolboy to a formidable left-arm spinner is a testament to his dedication and passion for the sport. With each game, he continues to impress fans and experts alike with his skillful bowling and remarkable performances. As he continues to make his mark, cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the next chapter in his promising career.

George Linde Career Stats

George Linde Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 6 0 135 37 22.5 255 52.94 0 0 19 2 0 0
T20Is 14 11 1 111 29 11.1 85 130.58 0 0 6 6 6 0
ODIs 2 2 1 27 18 27 29 93.1 0 0 3 0 3 0
FC 75 107 11 3073 148* 32.01 4707 65.28 5 16 360 58 40 0
List A 84 75 14 1736 93* 28.45 1710 101.52 0 13 122 57 33 0
T20s 168 127 34 1698 63* 18.25 1273 133.38 0 3 105 77 45 0

George Linde Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 3 5 473 252 9 5/64 5/68 28 3.19 52.5 1 1 0
T20Is 14 14 288 340 15 3/23 3/23 22.66 7.08 19.2 0 0 0
ODIs 2 2 90 72 3 2/32 2/32 24 4.8 30 0 0 0
FC 75 124 13306 6556 247 7/29 11/131 26.54 2.95 53.8 9 15 3
List A 84 82 3803 3310 113 6/47 6/47 29.29 5.22 33.6 3 2 0
T20s 168 162 3242 4052 153 4/19 4/19 26.48 7.49 21.1 3 0 0

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