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Andre Nel

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast medium
Played for:
South Africa, South African Academy, Easterns, Essex, Gauteng, Northamptonshire, Rest of South Africa, South Africa A, South African Invitation XI, South Africa Pres XI, Southern Rocks, Surrey, Titans, Mumbai, Highveld Lions
Roles played:
Bowler
Home country:
South Africa
Born:
July 15, 1977, Germiston

Profile

Andre Nel debuted against Zimbabwe on September 7 in 2001 and is famous for his ability to generate pace on any wicket and for making facial contortions. Nel went on to take 14 wickets during his side's tour of Australia later in 2005.

He has constantly troubled Brian Lara in Test cricket, having dismissed him on many occasions.

After the 2007 World Cup, carrying a highly aggressive and respected reputation, Nel joined the English County of Essex, making his debut for the 2005 and 2006 Pro 40 Champions against the side he first experienced the English game with, Northamptonshire.

Nel has been involved in a number of controversies both on and off the field, as he has been fined for obscene language and for ICC Code of Conduct breaches during his career. During 2003, he was sent home from a South Africa A tour of Australia after being pulled up for drunk driving. Later in the year during the tour of the West Indies he, along with four other teammates, was found guilty of smoking marijuana.

His enthusiastic and aggressive approach on the field also gets him into trouble and he was notably brought before the match referee for making offensive facial gestures to Chris Gayle and subsequently fined half of his match fee.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 36 42 337 8 9.91 46.10 0 0 34
ODI 79 22 127 12 12.7 76.50 0 0 30*
T20 2 1 0 1 - 0 0 0 0*
IPL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 36 69 7630 3919 123 6/32 / 31.86 3.08 4 3 1 49
ODI 79 76 3801 2935 106 5/45 / 27.68 4.63 3 1 0 129
T20 2 2 48 42 2 2/19 / 21 5.25 0 0 0 0
IPL 1 1 18 31 1 1/31 / 31 10.33 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 16 0 1
ODI 21 0 3
T20 1 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2001-2008
 
ODI:
2001-2008
 
T20:
2005-2007
 
IPL:
2008-2008
Test
Debut:
South Africa Vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) - Sep 07, 2001
Last played:
South Africa Vs England at Kennington Oval (The Oval), London - Aug 07, 2008
ODI
Debut:
South Africa Vs West Indies at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain - Trinidad - May 12, 2001
Last played:
South Africa Vs England at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff - Sep 03, 2008
T20
Debut:
South Africa Vs New Zealand at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Oct 21, 2005
Last played:
South Africa Vs New Zealand at Kingsmead, Durban - Sep 19, 2007
IPL
Debut:
Mumbai Vs Delhi at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - May 24, 2008
Last played:
Mumbai Vs Delhi at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - May 24, 2008
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