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IPL 2022: When will Anrich Nortje join DC Playing XI? Here’s the update


Anrich Nortje IPL 2022: The Delhi Capitals (DC) took a major step ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 mega auction when they retained right-arm speedster Anrich Nortje for an amount worth INR 6.50 Crore. However, Nortje has not played any competitive cricket in the recent few months due to his hip injury. Due to the same injury, the South African fast bowler is yet to play a single game for the Delhi Capitals this year in IPL 2022 season.

LSG vs DC: Anrich Nortje IPL 2022 to join DC Playing XI?

After their last disappointing loss at the hands of Gujarat Titans, the Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting revealed that Anrich Nortje has already started bowling at his 100% abilities in the warm-up sessions. Ponting also mentioned that after getting a clearance from Cricket South Africa (CSA), Nortje should be available for selection in the upcoming game against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai on 7 April, 2022. 

“Nortje bowled at 100% this morning in the warm-ups. I think he has to get through another maybe four- or five-over spell at 100% capacity and then if he gets clearance from Cricket South Africa, he should be ready to go. We have got a few more days before our next game [against Lucknow Super Giants on April 7], so hopefully he is available for selection for that one,” said Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting after the match against Gujarat Titans.

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Anrich Nortje has been one of the mainstay clogs in the Delhi Capitals bowling attack especially in the last two years. He has taken a total of 34 wickets in his 24-match IPL career so far at an impressive economy of less than 8. Nortje ended up picking as many as 12 wickets in 8 games of IPL 2021 season at a fantastic economy of 6.16.

Anrich Nortje Stats in IPL

Matches Wickets Economy IPL 2021 Performance Recent Form
24 34 7.65 12 wickets 1/34, 3/8, 2/27, 1/14, 2/21


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Lucknow Super Giants vs Delhi Capitals

If termed fit, Anrich Nortje should straightaway walk into the Delhi Capitals playing XI in place of Khaleel Ahmed who has picked up a total of 4 wickets in the ongoing edition of the tournament so far. Also, David Warner is all set to play his first match of IPL 2022 on Thursday against Lucknow Super Giants.

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DC Playing XI
1. Prithvi Shaw
2. David Warner

3. Mandeep Singh
4. Rovman Powell
5. Rishabh Pant (C & WK)
6. Lalit Yadav
7. Axar Patel
8. Shardul Thakur
9. Khaleel Ahmed/Anrich Nortje
10. Mustafizur Rahman
11. Kuldeep Yadav

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DC 2022 Squad: Rishabh Pant (Captain), Axar Patel, Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Shardul Thakur, Mustafizur Rahman, Kuldeep Yadav, Ashwin Hebbar, Sarfaraz Khan, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, KS Bharat, Mandeep Singh, Khaleel Ahmed, Chetan Sakariya, Ripal Patel, Yash Dhull, Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Praveen Dubey, Lungi Ngidi, Tim Seifert, Vicky Ostwal.

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