Player Profile

Duanne Olivier
South Africa
Born May 09, 1992 ( 28 Yrs )
Birth Place Groblersdal
Height
Known As
Player Role Bowling Allrounder
Player Bat Style Right Handed Bat
Player Bowl Style Right-arm fast-medium

Career Information - Teams

South Africa, Knights, South Africa A, South African Invitation XI, Joburg Giants, Derbyshire, Jozi Stars, Yorkshire


ICC Rankings

TEST ODI T20
Batting
Bowling
All Rounder

Profile

A right-arm pace bowler hailing from Bloemfontein, Duanne Olivier has earned his stripes through working hard on the first class circuit. His bowling action which is slightly front-on and his quick arm speed make him an ideal hit the deck bowler. He not only bowls fast but also gets the ball to nibble around. Olivier is a typical South African fast bowler in the same mold as Morkels and Kallis'.

Olivier made his first-class debut in 2011, playing for Free State at the age of 19. It was a period during which South Africa were spoilt for choices in the pace bowling department, with Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel leading the pack, soon to be followed by Vernon Philander.

It took around six years for Olivier to be considered for national selection. During that time, he was picked by the Knights in 2014, was the leading wicket-taker at one point during the 2015/16 first-class season, and traveled to Zimbabwe and Australia with the South Africa A team in 2016.

Olivier also impressed against the visiting Sri Lankans while playing for the South African Invitation XI. That performance made him the preferred choice for the third Test when Kyle Abbott ended his international career for a Kolpak deal. He took five wickets in his debut match in Johannesburg against a struggling Lankan batting line-up.

The injuries to Steyn and Morkel's retirement saw Olivier play more and more for South Africa. He tormented the visiting Pakistan side in 2019 with his short balls and scalped 24 wickets in three Test, picking up the Man of the Series award as well. Even with Steyn's return for the next series against Sri Lanka, Olivier managed to keep his place as South Africa went in with a four-man pace attack.

With a good start to 2019, everyone expected Olivier to form a vital partnership with Philander and Rabada in the Test format, but the right-arm pacer, like so many of his peers, choose to go the Kolpak way and signed a deal with Yorkshire. His focus now is to play Test cricket for England.

By Cricbuzz Staff


Career

TEST debut vs Sri Lanka at New Wanderers Stadium, Jan 12, 2017
Last TEST vs Sri Lanka at St George's Park, Feb 21, 2019
ODI debut vs Pakistan at St George's Park, Jan 19, 2019
Last ODI vs Pakistan at Kingsmead, Jan 22, 2019

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
ODI 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Test 10 12 5 26 10 3.71 93 27.96 0 0 0 4 0
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
ODI 2 2 114 124 3 73/2 73/2 6.53 41.33 38 0 0
T20 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0
Test 10 20 1440 924 48 37/6 96/11 3.85 19.25 30 3 1
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0