Anrich is a South African speed bowler. The right-arm pace bowler has been named to South Africa's national team for the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England.
Nortje represented the Eastern Province in the 2016 African T20 Cup. He only appeared in the first two games, returning with a total batting average of 0/50 in 6 overs. For the remainder of the competition, he was benched. The competition was won by Eastern Province. In 2018, he was selected to play for the Cape Town Blitz in the debut Mzansi Super League T20. Nortje was a member of the Cape Town Blitz in the 2018 Mzansi Super League. He was purchased for Rs.350,000 by the Blitz. However, due to an ankle ailment, he was unable to compete in the entire competition.
In the IPL 2019 mini-auction, he was purchased by the Kolkata Knight Riders. Nortje was forced to withdraw from the IPL before the start of the competition owing to another injury, this time to his shoulder.
Nortje was not selected in the 2020 auctions, but the Delhi Capitals announced him as a last-minute substitute for England allrounder Chris Woakes for the IPL 2020 season. In his first season with the Capitals, he'll be part of a potent fast-bowling unit that includes fellow South African Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Keemo Paul, and Mohit Sharma, amongst other.
On March 3, 2019, at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, the 25-year-old made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka. The hosts won the toss and elected to bat first against Sri Lanka. They only managed 231 runs before being bowled out in 47 overs. Kusal Mendis was the only player to reach the half-century mark. Nortje, a debutant, bowled effectively on the day, returning with stats of 7-1-33-1. Quinton de Kock (81) and Faf du Plessis (112*) had a 136-run stand as South Africa comfortably knocked down the score with 8 wickets in hand. He was picked to South Africa's team for the 2019 Cricket World Cup in April 2019. However, due to a hand injury, he was forced to withdraw from the competition on May 7, 2019, and was replaced by Chris Morris.
On September 18, 2019, Anrich made his T20I debut for South Africa against India, bowling three overs and conceding 27 runs without getting a wicket. He was also chosen for the home series versus Australia, where he bowled his entire quota of 4 overs in both matches and picked up two wickets.
Nortje was called up for the Test team soon after his T20 start, and on October 10, 2019, he made his Test debut for South Africa against India. He let up 100 runs before getting a wicket in the first inning as South Africa lost by an innings and 137 runs. Nortje recorded his first five-wicket haul in Test cricket in the fourth Test versus England in January 2020.
Anrich Nortje Height and Physical Appearance
- Height: 6’0”
- Weight: 80 kilograms
- Eye colour: Grey
- Hair colour: Blond
Anrich Nortje Family
Born on 16th November 1993 in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, South Africa, Anrich Nortje age
is 28. Anrich Nortje mother
is Amanda Nortje while his father’s name is not known. He has two siblings, Anton Nortje (Anrich Nortje elder brother
) and Lizel Bouwer (Anrich Nortje sister).
Micaela Kleu, a teacher by profession is Anrich Nortje Girlfriend.
The duo is engaged and getting married soon.
Anrich Nortje Net Worth
Anrich Nortje has a net worth of $1 million (about Rs. 7.3 crore). As an active cricket player, he earns a large portion of his net worth from Cricket South Africa (CSA). After bowler Chris Woakes pulled out of the competition, Delhi signed Anrich Nortje for the Dream11 IPL 2020 season. The Delhi franchise paid US$70,000 (about Rs. 50 lakh) for the speedster. Anrich Nortje IPL price 2020 & 2021 was Rs. 8,982,000.
Anrich Nortje Records
- Nortje delivered with a pace of 156.22 km/h (97 mph) during the 30th match of the 2020 IPL on 14 October 2020, the fastest delivery in the IPL to yet
- Nortje recorded his first five-wicket haul in Test cricket in the fourth Test against England in January 2020
Anrich Nortje Awards
- Cricket South Africa awarded him a national contract in March 2020, ahead of the 2020–21 season.