Anrich Nortje biography, height, Weight, Stats & IPL comeback

Anrich Nortje is among the fewest of recent time fast bowlers who can constantly bowl at 150+ pace along with Haris Rauf, Mark Wood, and Stark. Nortje is a key member of the South African cricket team and his return after a long injury will strengthen their T20 World 2024 squad. Coaches have a closer look at his return and they will be keenly interested in his performance in IPL 2024.

Here in this article, we will discuss Anrich Nortje’s biography, height, weight, stats & IPL comeback after a long injury.

Anrich Nortje
Anrich Nortje Profile

Background

Anrich Nortje is a South African right-arm fast bowler who is famous around the world because of his high-speed deliveries and deadly bouncers. He has the part of the South African team since 2019 but injuries have never allowed him to play at his full potential. Here is a quick overview of his personal life background,

Birth place: He was born in the Town of Uitenhage, Kariega, South Africa.

Date:  November 16, 1993

Age: 29 years

Education: not known

Height: 1.83 m (6.0 ft)

Weight: 80 kg in pounds- 176 lbs

Family: His mother’s name is Amanda Nortje and his brother’s name is Anton Nortje.

Wife: Anrich has not married yet and nothing is known about his relationship yet.

Fastest delivery: He can constantly bowl 150+ deliveries. He is among the fastest bowlers of modern cricket. He has the record of the fastest delivery (156.2 kph) in the history of IPL.

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Early career

Nortje belongs to a small town in South Africa with fewer facilities and fewer cricketing activities but he kept on going. Firstly Nortje started playing for the Eastern Province team in 2016 for the African Cup. There he was unable to perform well but then Cap Town Blitz took him for the Mzansi Super League T20 in 2018. But another time due to a severe injury he couldn’t play a single game.

International Debuts and Stats

  • Nortje made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in 2019 where he managed to take 1 wicket and bowl some excellent deliveries. Overall in Odis playing for his nation he has 36 wickets in 22 matches.
  • He made his T20 debut against India in 2019 but he couldn’t manage to take any wicket. Overall in t20s playing for his nation, he has 38 wickets in 31 matches.
  • In the test, he made his debut against the same opposition India but another time he was unable to make any breakthrough then against England, he took 5 wicket haul. Overall in tests playing for his nation, he has 70 wickets in 19 matches.

Anrich Nortje return in IPL 2024

 The quick pacer has always injury issues while playing. He was the first pick in IPL 2019 but there he couldn’t play as he was injured. In IPL 2020he was a surprise pick by Delhi Capitals when they lost Chris Woakes. Due to Chris Woakes’ unavailability, he was given a chance. It was the time for him to prove himself so he did. He and his fellow countryman Kagiso Rabada took the responsibility of DD pace attack and they made their team to the finals of IPL 2020. IN IPL 2020 he took 22 wickets.

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Now after a long injury due to which Anrich missed World Cup 2023, he is returning to cricket. He will be playing as a premium fast bowler for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2024. It is a very important tournament for his career as coaches and selectors will be looking to pick him for the T20 World Cup 2024.

FAQ

Is Anrich Nortje returning to IPL 2024?

Yeshe is returning to cricket after a long injury. He will be playing as a premium fast bowler for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2024.

Who is Anrich Nortje Wife?

His personal life and wife are unknown perhaps he is still single and not married yet.

What is the fastest delivery Anrich Nortje bowled?

He can constantly bowl 150+ deliveries. He is among the fastest bowlers of modern cricket. He has the record for the fastest delivery (156.2 kph) in the history of IPL.

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