Gerald Coetzee Biography – Records | Stats | Family | Career

Gerald Coetzee
Gerald Coetzee (image: RSA)

Gerald Coetzee Biography: The South African Bowler Gerald Coetzee has started his Cricketing journey in a List A match in October 2018. Since then his performance in the bowling department on his domestic and International Career stunned and helped his side on various occasions.

He has played in South Africa U19, Knights, Jozi Stars, Rajasthan Royals, South Africa A, South Africa, and Joburg Super Kings.

During the IPL 2021, he was signed by the Rajasthan Royals as a replacement for Liam Livingstone. Coetzee was added to the Texas Super Kings roster for the inaugural season of Major League Cricket.

Gerald Coetzee Biography

Gerald Coetzee Biography: The 23-year-old South African player has an interesting phase in his early cricketing career. Check out Gerald Coetzee’s Biography along with his birth date, place, and personal information.

Full Name
Gerald William Coetzee
Age 23 Years
Date of Birth October 2, 2000
Place of Birth
Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
Height
6 ft 3 In (190 cm)
Family
Father – Oom Coetzee
Mother – Will update soon
Brother – Jeane Pierre Coetzee
Marital Status Single
Girl friend NA
Playing Role Bowler
Debut
Test – South Africa vs West Indies, Centurion February 28- March 02, 2023
ODI – South Africa vs West Indies, East London March 18, 2023.
T20I – South Africa vs Australia, Durban, August 30, 2023
FC – Knight vs Warriors, Kimberly, 30- November 02, 2018
List A – Free State vs Northerns, Bloemfontein, October 14, 2018
T20 – Lions vs Knights, Potchefstroom, April 12, 2019
Teams Played for
South Africa, Joburg Super Kings, Free State Under-13s, Knights, South Africa A, South Africa Under-19s, Texas Super Kings

Gerald Coetzee Family

Gerald Coetzee Biography: Gerald’s father Oom Coetzee had an important role in his son’s cricketing career and his number 62 on his jersey, a gesture of respect towards his father.

Gerald Coetzee has been a cricket enthusiast since childhood and practiced the sport along with his elder brother.

His brother has been highly responsible for his interest in the sport from a small age. He was amazed and interested in bowling fast which motivated him to train even harder. He then joined the club and practiced bowling intensively.

Domestic Career

Gerald made his debut on First Class during the match between Knights vs Warriors on October 07 – 10, 2019 at Kimberly. He threw 15 overs in the 1st Innings and dismissed two wickets helping the side win by 255 run difference.

Gerald Coetzee
Gerald Coetzee (image: RSA)

Gerald made his debut in the List A match between Free State and Northerns at Bloemfontein on October 14, 2018. He was impressive as he dismissed a five-wicket haul, but his side lost the match.

He made his domestic T20 debut during the match between Lions and Knights in Potchefstroom on April 12, 2009, where he dismissed two wickets, but his side lost the match.

IPL Career

Gerald Coetzee has registered for the IPL 2024 auction for a base price of INR 2 Crores. He was sold to Mumbai Indians for INR 5 Crores on 19 December 2023.

International Career

ODI Career

Gerald Coetzee made his ODI debut on March 18, 2023, during South Africa’s match against West Indies at East London where he dismissed 3 wickets for 57 runs. He dismissed the crucial wickets of Pooran and Powell who scored 39 and 46 respectively. But his performance did not shine as their side lost the match with 48 runs.

T20I Career

Gerald made his T20I debut in the match against Australia at Durham on August 30, 2023. He dismissed the wicket of Josh Inglis with one run in a crucial period, but the side lost the match with 111 runs difference.

Test Career

He made his Test debut during the match against West Indies at Centurion on February 28 – March 02, 2023, where he dismissed two wickets including the opener Chanderpaul. He contributed 17 runs for his side to win the match with 87 runs.

World Cup Career

ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023

  • Gerald Coetzee made his World Cup debut in the match against Sri Lanka in World Cup 2023 where he had bowling figures of 3/68 and helped the side gain victory.
  • He contributed 22 runs and dismissed one wicket during the match against the Netherlands, but his side lost the match with a 38-run difference.
  • Gerald was impressive during the match against England where he dismissed 3 wickets for 35 runs at Wankhede Stadium.
  • He dismissed three wickets for 62 runs during the match against Bangladesh in the World Cup 2023 at Wankhede Stadium.
  • He helped his side during the match against Pakistan in Chennai where he dismissed 2 wickets for 42 runs and helped the side have victory in a close-call match.
  • South Africa’s victory against New Zealand at Pune Stadium comes with the bowler dismissing 2 wickets for 41 runs. He was then sidelined for the match against India where the side suffered a huge defeat with 243 runs difference.
  • During the match against Afghanistan, he took a stunning four-wicket haul for 44 runs and helped the side for a quick victory.
  • He dismissed two wickets of Steve Smith and Josh Inglis during the semi finals match against Australia and contributed 19 runs. But Australia won the match with 3 wickets in hand.

Gerald Coetzee Records

  • The pacer Gerald Coetzee recorded his best ODI figures in the World Cup match against Afghanistan where he had a four-wicket haul and became the most successful South African bowler in the Single World Cup edition.
  • He dismissed 18 wickets in seven matches he played in the World Cup 2023 with an average of 19.39. Coetzee had surpassed the player Lance Klusener who took 17 wickets in World Cup 1999. Marco Morkel who dismissed 17 wickets in World Cup 2015 and Marco Jansen who scalped 17 wickets in the World Cup 2019.
  • Gerald Coetzee’s first four-wicket haul in ODIs during the match against Australia.

Gerald Coetzee Batting Stats

FORMAT Mat Runs HS Ave 100s 50s
Tests 2 47 20 15.66 0 0
ODIs 13 38 22 6.33 0 0
T20Is 3 25 13 8.33 0 0
FC 19 317 59* 13.78 0 1
List A 27 222 77 17.07 0 2
T20s 41 193 37 8.39 0 0

Gerald Coetzee Bowling Stats

FORMAT Mat Runs Wkts BBI Econ SR
Tests 2 143 9 3/37 3.57 26.6
ODIs 13 673 29 4/44 6.59 21.1
T20Is 3 108 3 2/36 10.98 19.6
FC 19 1717 61 5/56 3.4 49.5
List A 27 1189 54 5/33 5.97 22
T20s 41 1111 57 4/19 8.06 14.5