IPL 2022
Anrich Nortje Starts Training For Delhi Capitals Ahead Of Their Next Game
By CricShots - Apr 4, 2022 7:43 pm
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Delhi Capitals players and fans rejoice as their key player Anrich Nortje has made a comeback to the nets for a practice session ahead of their next game against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). DC’s head coach Ricky Ponting, on Sunday, had mentioned that the team is hopeful of Nortje and David Warner taking part in their next game on April 7, 2022.

Anrich Notje
Anrich Notje

Ponting was positive of ANrich Nortje making his return and had said that he was just a couple of spells away from getting match ready and making his way back into the team. Nortje hasn’t played a game of cricket since the T20I World Cup that was held last year. He had suffered a hip and back injury, leading to almost half a year out of practice.

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Ricky Ponting had said, “I think he has to get through another maybe four or five-over spell at 100 percent capacity and then I think if he gets clearance from Cricket South Africa, he should be right to go.”

After Ponting’s statement, Delhi Capitals shared a picture of Anrich Nortje, on their Twitter handle, practicing in the nets on Monday. They captioned it as, “Anrich Nortje. Training. That’s it. That’s the post”.

Anrich Nortje has been with the Capitals since the 2020 season when the team bought at his base price of INR 50 lakh. He holds the record for bowling the fastest ball in the history of the Indian Premier League clocking 156.22 kmph. Notably, the top-five fastest deliveries in the year 2020 were all delivered by Nortje only.

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Ahead of the start of the IPL 2022, there were talks of Nortje missing out on the whole season owing to his injuries. But now with DC sharing a post of him practising, Ponting’s statement might as well turn true. So far Delhi has played two matches, and they share an equal number of wins and losses. But with the inclusion of players like Nortje, Warner, and Mitchell Marsh, DC’s squad will be even stronger.