New Delhi340C
Thursday, May 23, 2024
Anrich Nortje

Anrich Nortje

Age 30South AfricaSOUTH AFRICA
Right-arm fast Bowler

Anrich Arno Nortje, born on November 16, 1993, is a dynamic South African cricketer known for his prowess as a fast bowler. With his ability to generate raw pace and extract bounce from the pitch, Nortje has established himself as a valuable asset for both his domestic teams and the South African national side. His journey from the domestic circuit to the international arena is a testament to his talent, dedication, and hard work, earning him recognition as one of the premier fast bowlers in contemporary cricket.

Anrich Nortje's cricketing journey began in the domestic circuit, where he honed his skills and showcased his potential as a fast bowler. He made significant strides in his career, representing Eastern Province in various domestic tournaments. Notably, he was included in Eastern Province's squad for the 2016 Africa T20 Cup, marking his first step towards professional cricket. In October 2018, Nortje's talent caught the attention of selectors when he was named in Cape Town Blitz's squad for the inaugural edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament. Despite facing setbacks due to injuries, Nortje continued to impress with his pace and accuracy, solidifying his reputation as a rising star in South African cricket.

Nortje's journey in T20 franchise cricket has been marked by his stints with various teams, both in domestic leagues and international tournaments. He made his presence felt in the Indian T20 League, representing Kolkata Camp in the 2019 edition of the tournament. However, his campaign was cut short due to a shoulder injury, hampering his progress in the lucrative T20 competition.

In subsequent years, Nortje's fortunes in T20 cricket improved as he found success with different franchises. He was named in the squad for the Cape Town Blitz team for the 2019 Mzansi Super League tournament, showcasing his skills on the domestic circuit. Additionally, he joined the St Lucia Zouks squad for the 2020 Caribbean Premier League, highlighting his growing stature as a T20 specialist. One of the defining moments of Nortje's T20 career came during his stint with the Delhi franchise in the 2020 Indian T20 League. In a memorable match against Rajasthan, Nortje bowled the fastest delivery in the history of the tournament, clocking an astonishing speed of 156.22 km/h (97 mph). This feat solidified his reputation as one of the fastest bowlers in the T20 format, earning him widespread acclaim from fans and pundits alike.

Anrich Nortje's international debut for South Africa marked the beginning of a promising career at the highest level of the game. He made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in March 2019, showcasing his ability to deliver consistent performances under pressure. Despite facing injury setbacks early in his international career, Nortje's talent and determination shone through, earning him a spot in South Africa's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

Although Nortje was ruled out of the 2019 Cricket World Cup due to a hand injury, he continued to make significant contributions to the national team across formats. He made his Test debut against India in October 2019, followed by his T20I debut against the same opposition later that month. Nortje's performances in Test cricket were particularly noteworthy, as he displayed his ability to trouble batters with his pace and bounce. In January 2020, Nortje achieved a major milestone in his Test career by taking his maiden five-wicket haul against England, further establishing himself as a key asset for South Africa in the longest format of the game. His consistent performances earned him a national contract with Cricket South Africa, reaffirming his status as a vital cog in the national team setup.

Despite his talent and potential, Nortje's career has been marred by injuries at crucial junctures. He was ruled out of several tournaments and series due to shoulder and hand injuries, including the 2019 Cricket World Cup and various T20 leagues. However, Nortje's resilience and determination have been instrumental in his comeback from setbacks, as he continues to strive for excellence on the cricketing field.

Anrich Arno Nortje's journey in cricket is a testament to his resilience, talent, and determination to succeed at the highest level. From humble beginnings in domestic cricket to representing South Africa on the international stage, Nortje has overcome numerous obstacles to establish himself as one of the premier fast bowlers in contemporary cricket. As he continues to evolve and grow as a cricketer, Nortje remains a key figure in South African cricket, inspiring aspiring cricketers and leaving a lasting legacy in the sport. 

read more
Anrich Nortje Ranking
bat
Batting
357ODI179TEST1161T20
ball
Bowling
99ODI17TEST11T20
Teams

Match Results

Upcoming Matches

Anrich Nortje Statistics

Debut
South Africa vs Sri Lanka on Mar 03, 2019
Last
South Africa vs Australia on Sep 09, 2023
Debut
South Africa vs India on Oct 10, 2019
Last
South Africa vs West Indies on Feb 28, 2023
Debut
South Africa vs India on Sep 18, 2019
Last
South Africa vs West Indies on Mar 28, 2023
Debut
Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings on Sep 20, 2020
Last
Delhi Capitals vs Gujarat Titans on Apr 24, 2024

Anrich Nortje Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
2240006.6667.79
Highest Runs10
Balls Faced8
On DateJul 13, 21
AgainstIrelandIRE

Anrich Nortje Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
22167.43627.2727.945.85
Wickets Taken4
Runs51
On DateApr 02, 21
AgainstPakistanPAK

Anrich Nortje Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
303
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Anrich Nortje Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
19187007.7930.25
Highest Runs40
Balls Faced89
On DateDec 26, 19
AgainstEnglandENG

Anrich Nortje Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
19509.37026.7143.673.67
Wickets Taken6
Runs56
On DateJan 03, 21
AgainstSri LankaSL

Anrich Nortje Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
600
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Anrich Nortje Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
3116002.6647.05
Highest Runs4
Balls Faced1
On DateNov 06, 22
AgainstNetherlandsNED

Anrich Nortje Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
31103.53819.5216.397.14
Wickets Taken4
Runs10
On DateOct 27, 22
AgainstBangladeshBAN

Anrich Nortje Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
802
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Anrich Nortje Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
4649008.16100.00
Highest Runs23
Balls Faced14
On DateApr 15, 23
AgainstRoyal Challengers BengaluruRCB

Anrich Nortje Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
46175.46026.2317.568.96
Wickets Taken3
Runs33
On DateOct 03, 20
AgainstKolkata Knight RidersKKR

Anrich Nortje Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
1000
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average
Rate your Cricket Experience!
  • Excellent
  • Good
  • Ok
  • Not Good
Most Viewed Players