Anrich Nortje Biography, Height, Age, Wife, Family, IPL & Facts

Anrich Nortje Biography – The fastest bowler of the IPL, all the way from South Africa!

Family Background of Anrich Nortje:

Anrich Nortje was born on November 16, 1993, in Cape Province, South Africa.

Anrich Nortje’s parents

His mother’s name is Amanda Nortje.

Anrich Nortje’s siblings

He has a brother named Anton Nortje and a sister, Lizel Bouwer.

Education –

He did his schooling at three different schools – Handhaaf Primary School, Daniel Pienaar Technical High School, and Hoërskool Brandwag, Uitenhage.

Later, he did his graduation from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU). He has a degree in financial planning, and he also has a postgraduate diploma.

Anrich Nortje Biography:

Anrich Nortje’s Profile:
Personal Life:
Full NameAnrich Arno Nortje
NicknameProper Dutchman
Date of BirthNovember 16, 1993
Age30 years 5 months (in April, 2024)
NationalitySouth African
Zodiac/Sun SignScorpio
Birth PlaceUitenhage, Cape Province, South Africa.
SchoolHandhaaf Primary School.
Daniel Pienaar Technical High School, Hoërskool Brandwag, Uitenhage.
CollegeNelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU)
Physical Stats:
Height6ft. 1” 
(1.85 m)
(185 cm)
WeightNot known
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorGray
Family & Relationships:
Not known
MotherAmanda Nortje
Siblings1 brother (Anton Nortje) and 1 sister (Lizel Bouwer)
Marital StatusMarried
WifeMicaela Nortje
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm fast
Major TeamsSouth Africa, South Africa A, Eastern Province, Warriors, Delhi Capitals, Cape Town Blitz.
Test Debut
India vs South Africa at Pune (October 10, 2019)
ODI Debut
South Africa vs Sri Lanka at Johannesburg (Mar 03, 2019)
T20I DebutIndia vs South Africa at Mohali (September 18, 2019)
First-Class DebutNamibia vs Eastern Province at Windhoek (February 7, 2013)
List-A DebutEastern Province vs Free State at Port Elizabeth (October 27, 2013)
T-20 DebutEastern Province vs Easterns at Port Elizabeth (March 10, 2013)

Cricket Career of Nortje:

He started off playing cricket for Eastern Province. He played for under Eastern Province under-15s in the year 2008. Later, in 2010, he began to play for the senior teams. Then, he played a lot of cricket for his college team while studying at Mandela University.


Later, on February 07, 2013, Nortje made his first-class debut for Eastern Province against Namibia. He took three wickets in the match.

Three days later, the fast bowler played his first main T20 match opposite Easterns. The same year, in October 2013, he made his List-A debut against Orange Free State, where he managed to get a wicket out of the nine overs he bowled in the match.

International Career:

On March 03, 2019, Anrich Nortje made his international debut for South Africa by playing an ODI against Sri Lanka. He bowled seven overs in the match and was able to get his maiden international wicket on his debut day.


Then, on September 18, he played his first T20I match against India on the South Africa Tour of India. The following month, in October, Nortje made his Test debut, opposite India.

Nortje’s IPL Career:

At the auction for IPL 2019, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bought Anrich Nortje for 20 lakhs INR. But he missed the tournament because of his shoulder injury.

Later, KKR released him ahead of the IPL 2020. He didn’t find any buyer at the auction; nonetheless, he later joined Delhi Capitals (DC) to replace English allrounder Chris Woakes


Nortje played his first IPL match for Delhi Capitals on September 21, 2020, against Punjab Kings (formerly Kings XI Punjab). However, his maiden IPL wicket came in his second match, against CSK, in the form of Murali Vijay. He played for the same team in 2021 and then retained by the franchisee for the 2022 IPL.

Facts about Anrich Nortje:

  • Nortje has a record of bowling the fastest delivery (156.22 km/h or 97 mph) of the IPL.
  • Apart from IPL, he’s been playing for Cape Town Blitz in the Mzansi Super League.
Anrich Nortje with his wife
  • Anrich Nortje’s wife’s name is Micaela Nortje.
  • His wife is a teacher in a Primary School in Port Elizabeth.
  • Initially, he was more into Rugby, but he shifted towards playing cricket because of some injuries.

Frequently asked questions on Google:

Q1: What is the age of Nortje?

Ans: 30 years 5 months (in April, 2024)

Q2: What is the height of Anrich Nortje?

Ans: 6ft. 1”  (1.85 m or 185 cm)

Q3: Who is the wife of Anrich Nortje?

Ans: His partner’s name is Micaela Nortje.

Q4: What is the fastest ball speed of Anrich Nortje?

Ans: 156.22 km/h

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