Jan-Berrie Burger

Country: Namibia
Born: August 25, 1981, Newcastle, South Africa
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak

Jan-Berrie Burger Bio

Andries Johannes Burger, known as Jan-Berrie Burger, is a prominent cricket player from Namibia. Born on April 16, 1981, in Windhoek, Namibia, Burger is recognized for his powerful batting and occasional legspin bowling skills. He made a remarkable debut on the international stage during the 2003 World Cup, leaving a lasting impression with his aggressive batting style.

Burger’s breakthrough moment came at the age of 21 when he faced the mighty England team during the group stage of the 2003 World Cup. In a thrilling match, he displayed sheer dominance by smashing a brutal 85 runs off just 86 deliveries. This incredible innings marked the first time a Namibian cricketer had achieved an ODI fifty, securing his place in the nation’s cricket history. Although Namibia didn’t advance far in the tournament, Burger’s performance highlighted his potential as a fierce hitter who could trouble any bowling attack.

In 2004, Burger continued to carve his name in Namibian cricket. During the tour of Zimbabwe, he showcased his consistency by scoring impressive back-to-back innings of 61, 75, and 71 runs in consecutive matches. These outstanding performances cemented Burger’s reputation as a player capable of giving Namibia explosive starts, whether opening the batting or coming in at No. 3.

While Burger’s form in first-class cricket has been inconsistent, his contributions to Namibian cricket have been invaluable. With his powerful strokeplay and ability to take the game away from the opposition, he has become a crucial asset to the national team. Burger’s aggression and willingness to take on any challenge make him a formidable player on his day.

In addition to his batting skills, Burger occasionally bowls legspin, adding another dimension to his game. His legspin variations have allowed him to contribute as a handy part-time bowler, giving his team greater flexibility and options on the field.

Away from the cricket field, Burger remains a humble and dedicated individual. His relentless training and commitment to the sport have allowed him to continually improve and evolve as a player. Burger’s passion for cricket is evident through his performances, as he consistently strives for excellence and pushes the boundaries of his abilities.

As a proud representative of Namibia, Burger’s achievements have inspired and instilled a sense of pride in the country’s cricketing community. His exceptional innings and contributions to the game have helped elevate the standard of cricket in Namibia, leaving a lasting impact on the sport’s development in the nation.

Jan-Berrie Burger’s journey in cricket is a testament to his talent, determination, and love for the game. He will always be remembered as a dynamic cricketer who fearlessly took on challenges, leaving a legacy that will inspire future generations of Namibian cricketers.

Jan-Berrie Burger Career Stats

Jan-Berrie Burger Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 6 6 0 199 85 33.16 198 100.5 0 1 25 3 0 0
FC 26 47 2 1303 88 28.95 1980 65.8 0 9 - - 17 0
List A 63 63 0 1724 131 27.36 1805 95.51 2 8 - - 26 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Jan-Berrie Burger Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 6 5 96 104 3 1/18 1/18 34.66 6.5 32 0 0 0
FC 26 - 1928 1260 37 6/56 - 34.05 3.92 52.1 1 2 0
List A 63 - 535 443 12 3/24 3/24 36.91 4.96 44.5 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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