Coetzee leads the wicket-taking in Harare

───   MORGAN PIEK 14:32 Mon, 09 May 2022

Coetzee leads the wicket-taking in Harare | News Article
Heinrich Klaasen and Gerald Coetzee - Gallo

The Itec Knights seamer, Gerald Coetzee, is the leading wicket-taker in the five-match unofficial T20 International series against Zimbabwe XI in Harare.

With one match to go in the series the 21-year-old Coetzee has taken eight wickets in the three matches he has played to date.

Bjorn Fortuin and Glenton Stuurman have both taken seven wickets thus far, but have played one more game than Coetzee.

On Sunday Coetzee returned his best figures of the tour with 4 for 19 in four overs during South Africa 'A's 62 run defeat.

During the unofficial One-Day International series, Coetzee, was also among the leading wicket-takers. The seamer played in three of the matches in the Zimbabwean capital and took four wickets.

This puts him fifth on the overall list and third among the South Africans behind Lizaad Williams (6) and Andile Phehlukwayo (5).

Coetzee's average on the ODI's was 21.25 with an economy of 4.51, while in the T20's his average is 9.5 and his economy is 6.42.

The fifth and final match of the series will be played tomorrow and the first ball at the Harare Sports Club will be bowled at 13:00.

Morgan Piek OFM Sport

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