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jayant   |  2022-04-04

Dwaine Pretorius: 11 interesting facts about South Africa’s new star

Dwaine Pretorius, the talented bowling all-rounder, is an exciting prospect for South Africa in white-ball cricket.

A right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pacer, Pretorius also represents CSK in the IPL

So, here we have listed down 11 interesting facts about this talented young cricketer

Pic Credit: Twitter

1) On 29 March 1989, Dwaine Pretorius was born in Randfontein, Transvaal Province in South Africa

2) Dwaine Pretorius started playing cricket at a young age and made his first-class debut for KZN-Inland against North West in 2011

3) On 25 September 2016, Pretorius made his ODI debut for South Africa against Ireland at Benoni

He ended with 1-19 with the ball, and South Africa managed to win the match by 206 runs.

4) On 21 June 2017, Pretorius made his T20I debut for South Africa against England at Southampton

5) In August 2017, Pretorius got included Cape Town Knight Riders’ squad for the inaugural season of the T20 Global League.

6) In April 2019, Pretorius played for Northamptonshire in England’s 2019 T20 Blast tournament

7) In September 2019, he was in the Paarl Rocks squad for the 2019 Mzansi Super League T20 tournament

8) In December 2019, Dwaine was drafted by Peshawar Zalmi as their silver category pick at the 2020 PSL draft.

9) On 26 December 2019, Pretorius made his test debut for South Africa at Centurion

He ended the match with two wickets and also scored 40 runs.

10) On 13 February 2021, Pretorius with the figures of 5-17, picked his first five-wicket haul in T20Is

It is also the best figure for a South African bowler in a T20Is

11) Dwaine Pretorius was bought by CSK for INR 50 lacs in the 2022 IPL auction.

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