Delhi Capitals’ seamer Anrich Nortje has become a vital cog of the franchise’s outfit and become a significant factor in their rise. Anrich Nortje not only bowls express pace but is equally skilful in his approach, having the ability to move the ball both ways. The 26-year old highlighted that a good line and length could get the better of any batsman.
Anrich Nortje arrived at the IPL for Delhi Capitals, replacing England’s Chris Woakes, who opted out of this year’s IPL for personal reasons. It is fair to say that the franchise performed a masterstroke as Nortje has formed a fearsome new-ball and death-bowling combination along with Kagiso Rabada. In nine games, he has 12 wickets at an average of 23.25.
According to Anrich Nortje, a bowler must keep it simple and concentrate on their plan instead of the players. The focus must be better when bowling to the best batsmen. The 26-year old remains confident that if they work around their strengths, hit the good line and lengths, they should be able to challenge any batsman’s defenses and technique.
“Try and keep it simple. It is not about the players and more about what we need to do and try and focus on the plan. Better the player, the more you have to focus. A good length is a good length and then work around our strengths and see where we can beat them and try and get them out. Even to Rohit, a good line and length will be difficult to play as long as we can hit the mark,” Nortje told ANI.
“No point bowling just six full balls every time” : Anrich Nortje
Anrich Nortje, who has deployed bouncers to great effect, underlined that there is no point bowling six full deliveries. He believes in keeping the batsmen guessing and feels that letting them settle in T20 cricket makes life easier for them.
“It’s just something that I use (bouncers). No point bowling six full balls every time. You need to push the batsmen and make them aware of what you have whether they get out that ball or next ball it is a weapon you have to use as a fast bowler. You cannot let them just lunge forward every time, especially in T20 cricket it makes life so much easier,” he added.