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South African fast bowler Anrich Nortje is relishing the prospect of a fast-bowling showdown in the third Test, which starts at his home ground, St.George’s Park, on Thursday.
Anrich Nortje’s Fast Bowling:
The 26-year-old, who hails from the industrial town of Uitenhage 20 miles outside Port Elizabeth, has been his country’s most successful bowler in the series so far with 10 wickets at an average 21.8. He has also been consistently quicker than Kagiso Rabada although he does not necessarily see himself as the team’s ‘enforcer’.
‘I’m happy with any role; just to be playing is a big honour.
Containing, striking, it doesn’t matter – I’m still learning about international cricket,’ Nortje before training yesterday.
News that Mark Wood has been at full pace during training for England and may replace James Anderson on Thursday was greeted positively by Nortje: ‘It’s good to have a few quicks in the series, the more the better, it gets the boys going and lifts the energy levels,’ Nortje said with more of an eye on the final Test in Johannesburg next week.
‘St.George’s is a bit lower and slower than other pitches, it’s different for quicks, but it will be good to see us at the Wanderers with balls flying around the batsmen’s ears and the keeper taking them above his head,’ Nortje said.
Wood and Jofra Archer have both admitted to a desire to be the fastest bowler on the day but Nortje says he doesn’t pay attention to the speed gun readings – much.
Fast and Furious Anrich Nortje:
‘Not really, it’s not a competition. However, once the blood is flowing it is quite nice to see it on the big screen! I might keep an eye on it but it’s not something I set out to do.’ His fastest recorded speed. ‘Something 150ish,’ he said with a grin. It is, in fact, 155 kph (96.3 mph).
Joe Root counts as two of Nortje’s 10 wickets but he is not about to claim bragging rights over the England captain: ‘I’m not getting ahead of myself and thinking ‘this is a guy I can get out’ or anything like that. I’m just sticking to the plans we have for him, like all the other batsmen.’
Whoever does replace Anderson will do well to heed Nortje’s ‘top tip’ for successful fast bowling on one of the country’s slower wickets: ‘Pitch it up!
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