Dillon du Preez
|Full name||Dillon du Preez|
8 November 1981 |
Port Elizabeth, Cape Province, South Africa
|Bowling style||Right arm fast-medium|
|Domestic team information|
|2003 – present||Free State / Eagles|
|2009 – present||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|2008||Leicestershire County Cricket Club|
|First-class debut||2003/04 Free State v West Indies|
|Last First-class||12 March 2009 Eagles v Lions|
|Last List A||16 January 2009 Eagles v Titans|
|Source: Cricinfo, 3 May 2009|
Dillon du Preez (born 8 November 1981 in Port Elizabeth, Cape Province) is a South African cricketer. He currently plays for the Eagles (formerly Free State) and the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He is a right-arm fast bowler and bats right-handed.
Dillon du Preez made his debut for Free State in the 2003/04 season, appearing in a first class match against the touring West Indies national cricket team, with his first wicket being Shivnarine Chanderpaul and finishing with figures of 3 for 75. His interest in cricket began after attending a cricketing academy managed by international cricketers Corrie van Zyl and Rudi Steyn. During the 2007/08 season, du Preez led the Eagles to victory with 55 wickets. In the 2008 English county season, du Preez played for Leicestershire. In 2009, du Preez signed for the Bangalore Royal Challengers of the Indian Premier League, making his debut against the Mumbai Indians on 3 May 2009, taking two back-to-back wickets in his first over, including that of Sachin Tendulkar. In the same match, du Preez took his third IPL wicket (Jean-Paul Duminy).
Apart from being a talented and accurate fast bowler, he has often shown himself to be a capable batsman, having scored two first class centuries as well as scoring an unbeaten century in a List A match against Yorkshire, while playing for Leicestershire . He was included in the Free State cricket team squad for the 2015 Africa T20 Cup.
- "Dillion du Preez". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2008-05-03.
- Free State Squad / Players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 August 2015.