Boeta Dippenaar

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Boeta Dippenaar
Personal information
Full name Hendrik Human Dippenaar
Born (1977-06-14) 14 June 1977 (age 37)
Kimberley, Cape Province, South Africa
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Role Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 273) 29 October – 1 November 1999 v Zimbabwe
Last Test 26–28 January 2007 v Pakistan
ODI debut (cap 56) 26 September 1999 v India
Domestic team information
Years Team
1995–2004 Free State
2004–2013 Knights/Eagles
2008–2009 Leicestershire
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 38 107
Runs scored 1718 3421
Batting average 30.14 42.23
100s/50s 3/7 4/26
Top score 177* 125*
Balls bowled 12
Wickets
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 27/- 36/-
Source: Cricinfo, 9 January 2008

Hendrik Human Dippenaar (born 14 June 1977), known as Boeta Dippenaar, is a cricketer who has played Test and One Day International cricket for South Africa and the ACA African XI. He has played as a specialist batsman in most of his matches, and has played Test cricket in all batting positions from one through seven [1]. He bats right-handed and bowls occasional off breaks [2].

Dippenaar made his international debut in September 1999, playing two of South Africa's four One Day Internationals as an opening batsman during the LG Cup in Kenya, which South Africa won, and he also played both Tests in the home-and-away Test series with Zimbabwe in October and November that same month, making 56 runs in four innings.

He was in and out of both the Test and One Day International team during the next five years, never playing more than eight Tests in succession[3], but during the tour of the West Indies in 2004–05 Dippenaar's form showed signs of improving. He was selected for two Tests against the West Indies, recording two fifties in three innings, and subsequently averaged 105.66 in the 5-ODI series against the West Indies.

However, he made four sub-25 scores in his next ODIs, before a wrist injury ruled him out of the remaining four matches against New Zealand and the tour of India in November. By December, Dippenaar had recovered, and he turned out for the Eagles in three Standard Bank Cup matches in that month, scoring 49 runs in his three innings[4]. The South African selectors did, however, call on him for the one-day leg of the tour of Australia[5], which included the VB Series.

In January 2008 Dippenaar retired from international cricket at the age of 30 to concentrate on improving his qualifications for life after cricket [6]. He finished his career with a high average of 42.23 in ODIs for South Africa.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cricinfo Stats Guru filter, accessed 27 December 2005
  2. ^ Player profile: Boeta Dippenaar from ESPNcricinfo
  3. ^ Cricinfo Stats Guru filter, accessed 27 December 2005
  4. ^ May 2005 – Lucky Dippenaar, by Neil Pickup for Cricketweb.net, published 10 June 2005
  5. ^ Rudolph added to South Africa squad
  6. ^ Eagles v Dolphins scorecard, Lions v Eagles scorecard and Dolphins v Eagles scorecard from CricketArchive
  7. ^ Kallis in doubt for one-day series with elbow injury from AFP, 3 January 2006
  8. ^ Dippenaar announces international retirement from Cricinfo, 30 January 2008

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