Dwaine Pretorius

South Africa
Age
March 29, 1989 (32 years)
Role
All Rounder
Birth Place
Randfontein, Transvaal
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
South Africa
Bowling Style
Right-arm medium fast

A Highveld Lions cricketer, Dwaine Pretorius made it to the South African national team on the back of his consistent performances on the domestic scene. A lower middle-order batsman and a tidy seam bowler, Pretorius is one of the South Africa all-rounders that emerged in the late 1990s. A mature cricketer, Pretorius was most often in the South African lineup to lend the starting XI some balance.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
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Bowling
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Team played

South Africa, Namibia, Northamptonshire, North West, South Africa A, South Africa Under-19, Highveld Lions, South Africa Emerging Players, Peshawar Zalmi, Cape Town Knight Riders, Jozi Stars, Paarl Rocks, Edinburgh Rocks, Quinny’s Kites

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
24
11
2
160
50
17.78
167
95.81
0
1
12
4
T20I
14
6
4
132
77*
66
80
165
0
1
9
7
Test
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
24
23
1052
847
30
3/5
4.83
28.23
35.07
0
0
0
T20I
14
13
216
290
12
5/17
8.06
24.17
18
1
1
0
Test
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

Being with the Highveld Lions since 2011, Pretorius has been effective across formats for the club. At the international level, his opportunities have mostly come in limited-overs cricket.

Dwaine Pretorius’s ODI Career

Dwaine Pretorius made his ODI debut in 2016 against Ireland at Benoni. While he did not bat, Pretorius took 1/19 with the ball and shone with his ability to bowl tidy lines. Four years since it still remains Pretorius’s biggest quality. Among the fast bowlers who have bowled at least 170 overs in ODIs since 2016, Dwaine Pretorius’s economy rate of 4.77 is the fifth-best in the world. Pretorius has mostly slotted in at no.7 or no.8 in the lineup in One Day Internationals and has just one half-century made for the Proteas in the format. In 22 ODIs, Pretorius has taken 29 wickets at an average of 28.03. His best haul of 3 for 5 was scored against New Zealand at Wellington in 2017. Pretorius has three other three-wicket hauls in the format. In List A cricket, Pretorius has played 88 matches, taking 99 wickets at an average of 32.46. He also has a hundred and 11 half-centuries at this level in fifty overs cricket.

T20I Cricket

More of a consolidator with the bat and line-and-length bowler, Dwaine Pretorius hasn’t been effective enough for South Africa to give him consistent chances in the shortest format of the game. Pretorius has played just 11 T20Is for South Africa. The Lions all-rounder has taken seven wickets in these games at a bowling average of 34.85. His biggest quality in ODIs hasn’t quite shown itself in T20Is as his economy rate of 8.41 is on the higher side. With the bat, Pretorius has had minimal opportunities. However, in a rare chance at no.3 against Sri Lanka at Johannesburg in 2019, Pretorius hit an unbeaten 77 off 42 balls to win the Man of the Match award. He averages 33.75 with the bat in six innings for South Africa in T20Is. All-rounder Dwaine Pretorius made his T20I debut for South Africa in June 2017 against England. In three years, though, chances have been few and far between for Pretorius in this format of the game.

Dwaine Pretorius’s Test Career

Dwaine Pretorius made his Test debut in 2019 against England at Centurion. He dismissed Joe Denly and showed resilience with the bat in his first innings but was otherwise ordinary in the Test match. Pretorius played two more Tests with his last one coming against England in 2020 at Johannesburg.

All in all, Dwaine Pretorius has played 3 Tests, taking seven wickets at an average of 36.00. With the bat, Pretorius has made little impact and averages 13.83, although his first-class batting average of 37.01 with five centuries gives some promise.

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