Teams Played For
Warriors, South Africa A, Cape Town Blitz, Kolkata Knight Riders, South Africa
A fearsome fast bowler who has the ability to complement Kagiso Rabada in the national set-up, Anrich Nortje hogged the limelight very recently when he went on click the highest speed ever recorded in IPL. Playing for the Delhi Capitals in 2020, Nortje bagged 20 wickets and bowled some of the fastest deliveries ever recorded in IPL history.
Having been described as an exciting prospect by none other than the great Dale Steyn, Nortje doesn’t belong from a big city and did his schooling at Brandwag High School. Nortje had a great time with the ball during his first-class debut finishing with 20 wickets in 4 first-class matches. However, it was in the shortest format that Nortje managed to make his presence felt.
It was in late 2018 when Nortje hogged the limelight with his exceptional performance in the Mzansi Super League. He bagged 8 wickets in 3 matches before being forced to move out of the tournament owing to an ankle injury and had to undergo surgery before returning to action again. He was awarded a spot in the ODI team for the series against Sri Lanka. He played four matches and impressed with his pace.
Nortje bagged a contract with the Kolkata Knight Riders squad for the 2019 IPL but had to eventually withdraw his name from the tournament owing to a shoulder injury. He recovered in time for the World Cup and was part of the South African squad for the quadrennial event in 2019. He impressed with his pace and bounce as South Africa had a relatively poor time in the tournament. He has also been a part of the Test squad in the recent past after making his Test debut against India in October 2019.