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Nandre Burger

Nandre Burger is a South African cricketer who plays as a left-arm medium-fast bowler for the South Africa national cricket team (also known as the Proteas).

Wiki/Biography

Nandre Burger was born on Friday, 11 August 1995 (age 28 years; as of 2023) in Krugersdorp, Gauteng, South Africa. His zodiac sign is Leo. His introduction to cricket was through casual games with makeshift wooden sticks and foil paper balls, playing with his mother and granny. Before joining the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS), Johannesburg, he had some experience playing club cricket. He pursued a degree in sports psychology at the WITS. [1]The Indian Express At WITS, his coach Neil Levenson discovered his talent for pace bowling.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 6′ 2″

Hair Colour: Dark Brown

Eye Colour: Black

Nandre Burger

Family

Parents & Siblings

Not much is known about his parents and siblings.

Wife & Children

He is unmarried.

Relationships/Affairs

His girlfriend’s name is Ashh McDonald.

Nandre Burger with his girlfriend Ashh McDonald

Nandre Burger with his girlfriend Ashh McDonald

Career

Domestic

On 11 February 2016, he made his first-class debut for Gauteng in a match against South Western Districts at Recreation Ground, Oudtshoorn in the 2015–16 Sunfoil 3-Day Cup.

Nandre Burger playing for Gauteng

Nandre Burger playing for Gauteng

On 14 February 2016, he made his T20 debut against South Western Districts at Recreation Ground, Oudtshoorn in the CSA Provincial T20 Challenge. He made his List A debut for Gauteng in a match against North West at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom in the 2016–17 CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge on 26 February 2017. He emerged as the top wicket-taker in the 2017–18 CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge competition for Gauteng, securing 19 dismissals in seven matches. In July 2018, he was named in the Cricket South Africa Emerging Squad. In the same year, he played for Cape Town Blitz.

Nandre Burger playing for Cape Town Blitz

Nandre Burger playing for Cape Town Blitz

Playing for Gauteng, he emerged as the leading wicket-taker in the 2018 Africa T20 Cup, with eleven dismissals in six matches. In September 2019, he was selected to join the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants squad for the 2019 Mzansi Super League competition.

Nandre Burger during the 2019 Mzansi Super League

Nandre Burger during the 2019 Mzansi Super League

In April 2021, he was named in Western Province’s squad for the 2021–22 cricket season in South Africa. Apart from that, he has played for Lions (2017/18–2018/19), Cape Cobras (2019/20–2020/21), and Joburg Super Kings (2023).

Nandre Burger playing for Joburg Super Kings (2023)

Nandre Burger playing for Joburg Super Kings (2023)

International

On 14 December 2023, he made his T20I debut for South Africa against India at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg during India’s tour of South Africa 2023/24. On 17 December 2023, he made his ODI debut against India at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg during India’s tour of South Africa 2023/24. He gave an impressive performance picking 3 wickets in the 2nd ODI. On 26 December 2023, he made his Test debut against India at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg during India’s tour of South Africa 2023/24. His fiery four-wicket haul led South Africa to a win over India in the first Test. Burger picked up seven wickets on his Test debut, making a remarkable entrance into his Test career by taking 2 wickets within the initial 13 deliveries.

South Africa's bowler Nandre Burger appeals unsuccessfully for LBW against India's batsman Virat Kohli during the first day of the Test cricket match between South Africa and India at Centurion Park, South Africa on 26 December 2023

South Africa’s bowler Nandre Burger appeals unsuccessfully for LBW against India’s batsman Virat Kohli during the first day of the Test cricket match between South Africa and India at Centurion Park, South Africa on 26 December 2023

Leagues

Indian Premier League (IPL)

On 19 December 2023, Rajasthan Royals bought him for a sum of 50 lakh rupees for the IPL 2024. In 2023, his left-arm fast bowling took the international cricket scene by storm.

Lanka Premier League

He played for the Jaffna Kings franchise team in the 2023 Lanka Premier League (LPL).

Nandre Burger playing for Joburg Super Kings during 2023 Lanka Premier League (LPL)

Nandre Burger playing for Joburg Super Kings during 2023 Lanka Premier League (LPL)

Favourites

  • Cricketer: Dale Steyn
  • Tennis Player: Roger Federer

Facts/Trivia

  • His batting style is left-hand bat and his bowling style is left arm medium fast.
  • Interestingly, Burger didn’t want to become a professional cricketer. The sport for him had been more of a pastime at WITS. In fact, at 17, he was about to quit cricket for tennis. However, he started developing back spasms due to which he was forced to quit the racquet sport. After his short romance with Tennis, he started playing club cricket. Additionally, his career has been marked by a series of injuries, including a notable period of absence lasting almost a year from October 2021 to October 2022 due to a lumbar stress fracture.
  • His jersey number for Cape Town Blitz is #17.

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