|Dwaine Pretorius Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 3 in|
|Date of Birth||March 29, 1989|
Dwaine Pretorius is a South African professional cricketer who has represented his country in all 3 formats of the sport (Tests, ODIs, and T20Is), as a bowling all-rounder. In the South African domestic circuit, he has played for North West (2010-11–Present) and Highveld Lions (2011-12–2020-21) across all 3 formats. A handy all-rounder, he has been featured in franchise-based T20 leagues around the world, turning out for Jozi Stars (2018) and Paarl Rocks (2019) in the MSL (Mzansi Super League); Chennai Super Kings (2022-Present) in the IPL (Indian Premier League); and Colombo Stars (2022) in the LPL (Lanka Premier League). Dwaine has played domestic cricket outside of his home country, representing Northamptonshire County Cricket Club (2019) in England. He has also played for Welsh Fire (2022) in The Hundred, a professional franchise 100-ball cricket tournament that was introduced by the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) as a new format of cricket that was played for the first time in July and August 2021.
Randfontein, West Rand, Gauteng, South Africa
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
29 – One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I), Highveld Lions (South African Domestic Cricket), Chennai Super Kings (IPL)
6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm
81 kg or 178.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Dwaine has dated –
- Zilma Pretorius (2009-Present) – Dwaine began dating an entrepreneur named Zilma in 2009 and the couple tied the knot in June 2014. They have a son together named Hanlu Pretorius (b. February 2017).
Race / Ethnicity
- Toned physique
- Side-parted hair
- Affable smile
- Clean-shaven look
Dwaine Pretorius Facts
- Dwaine was set to be included in South Africa’s squad for the 2008 edition of the Under-19 ICC Cricket World Cup. However, a torn cartilage in his right knee put paid to those dreams and he then chose to pursue an accounting degree for the next 3 years. South Africa went on to reach the final of that tournament.
- In July 2019, Dwaine had been selected to represent the Edinburgh Rocks in the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam (a professional T20 cricket league that aimed to involve 6 city-based franchise teams – 2 each from Ireland, Scotland, and the Netherlands). However, about a month later, the tournament was canceled.
- In February 2021, in the 2nd match of a 3-match bilateral away series against Pakistan, he recorded his first 5-wicket haul in the T20I format. His spell of 5/17 in 4 overs helped South Africa restrict Pakistan to a below-par total of 144 runs. South Africa went on to win the match by 6 wickets and level the 3-match series at 1-1. These were the then-best figures by a South African bowler in a T20I match. Dwaine was also named the ‘Player of the Match’ for his stellar performance.
- In September 2022, he was included in South Africa’s 15-man squad for the upcoming ICC World T20 tournament that was to be held in Australia. However, just a few days before the start of the tournament, he fractured his thumb and was ruled out of the tournament.
- In the previous edition (2021) of the tournament (held in the United Arab Emirates and Oman), Dwaine was one of the stars of South Africa’s campaign. He finished the tournament with 9 wickets to his name and had the best ‘strike rate’ (defined as the number of balls bowled by a bowler, per wicket taken) of 9.7 among bowlers who had bowled at least 5 overs.
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