Who is South Africa cricketer Ottniel Baartman, biography, age, height, bowling speed and stats

Who is South Africa cricketer Ottniel Baartman, biography, age, height, bowling speed and stats

Here is all you need to know about Ottniel Baartman South African cricket player along with his age, career, bio and bowling speed

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York saw Ottneil Baartman writing cricket history in South Africa on Monday, June 3. 

The cricketer took a wicket off the first ball of his opening over. With a full delivery outside off stump, the Sri Lankan opener tried a strong off-drive in an attempt to break loose. 

But the ball took a thick edge and went easily into Heinrich Klaasen’s hands at deep third, dismissing Nissanka for just three runs off of eight deliveries. 

Who is South Africa cricketer Ottniel Baartman, biography, age, height, bowling speed and career stats

He made an easy catch, costing Sri Lanka their first wicket, with the surface favouring the pacer and scoring runs looking to be rather difficult.

Here is all you need to know about who Ottniel Baartman is.

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Who is Ottniel Baartman? 

Ottniel Baartman is a South African cricket player who was born on March 18, 1993 in Oudtshoorn, South Africa. The 31 year old has a height of 179 cm and is a right arm medium pace bowler who can bowl persistently in the 130-140 kmph range.

His ability to nail yorkers on a regular basis has made him a well-known right-arm fast. It was January 22, 2015 when Ottniel Baartman made his first-class debut for South Western Districts in the 2014–15 Sunfoil 3-Day Cup. 

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The player was named in the Northern Cape team’s September 2018 Africa T20 Cup roster. In September of that year, he was involved in the Northern Cape team for the CSA Provincial T20 Cup 2019–20.

Baartman was included in South Africa’s Test team for their series against Pakistan in January 2021. But a medical condition later that month sidelined him from going on the tour. 

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He joined the KwaZulu-Natal team in April 2021, ahead of the South African cricket season of 2021–2022. This year, the provisional team for South Africa’s 2024 T20 World Cup included Baartman.

Recently, ahead of the the World Cup, the first Twenty20 International in Jamaica saw a remarkable bowling performance by South African bowler Ottniel Baartman versus the West Indies. Although his side lost, he took 3/26 in his four overs showing off his amazing skills. 

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