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The Spin Bowler You Need to Know: Nicky Boje

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Nicky Boje is a spinner bowler who has played cricket for South Africa and Northerns. He is currently signed with the Eagles cricket team.

1. Nicky Boje: A brief biography

Nicky Boje was born in Potchefstroom, in the North-West Province of South Africa, on October 1, 1976. He made his first-class cricket debut for North-West Province in 1995-96, and his Test debut for South Africa in December 1998. He was a member of the South African team that won the ICC Champions Trophy in September 1998, and played in the 1999, 2003 and 2007 World Cups. He announced his retirement from international cricket in August 2008.

Boje has always been a canny bowler, able to swing the ball both ways. He took 3 for 43 in the first innings of his Test debut, against Australia at the Adelaide Oval. He took his best Test bowling figures of 5 for 63 against Bangladesh at Dhaka in 2002-03. He also took 5 for 38 against Pakistan at Centurion in 2002-03, and 5 for 33 against the West Indies at Port-of-Spain in 2006-07.

Boje is a left-handed batsman, and has scored two Test centuries. He made 116 against Bangladesh at Dhaka in 2002-03, and 105 against India at Ahmedabad in 2006-07.

Boje played in 116 ODIs, scoring 2,662 runs with a batting average of 26.73. He made two centuries, both against Bangladesh. He also took 111 wickets with his off-spin bowling, with best figures of 5 for 38.

2. Nicky Boje: A family man

Nicky Boje had a wife and two children. He was a family man and he loved his family. When he was not playing cricket, he was spending time with them. He was a dedicated father and husband. He was always there for his family when they needed him. He was a good role model for his children. They looked up to him and were proud of him. He was a great husband and father.

3. Nicky Boje: Domestic Career highlights

Nicky Boje made his domestic debut for Northern Transvaal in 1997/98. He played for the province until 2001/02, when he moved to Free State. He played for Free State until 2004/05, when he moved to the Highveld Lions. He played for the Lions until 2007/08, when he moved to the Warriors. He played for the Warriors until his retirement in 2011/12.

Boje had a successful domestic career, winning the domestic championship with three different provinces. He was also named domestic player of the year twice, in 2004/05 with the Highveld Lions and in 2007/08 with the Warriors.

4. Nicky Boje: ICC International Career highlights 

-Nicky Boje played in 111 Tests, 183 ODIs and 2 T20Is for South Africa

-Boje was part of the South African team that won the ICC World Cup in 2007

-Boje was also a part of the South African team that won the ICC Champions Trophy in 1998

-Boje was named the ICC Player of the Year in 2000.

5. Nicky Boje: IPL Career highlights

Nicky Boje played in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for six seasons, from 2008 to 2013.

Boje was a part of the Rajasthan Royals for the first three seasons, then moved to the Chennai Super Kings for the next three.

In his IPL career, Boje took 36 wickets at an average of 27.16, with best figures of 3/19.

He was also a handy batsman, scoring 318 runs at an average of 16.09, with a high score of 42.

Boje was part of the Rajasthan Royals squad that won the IPL in 2008. He played in all 14 of the Royals’ matches, taking 10 wickets at an average of 22.20.

Boje was also part of the Chennai Super Kings squad that won the IPL in 2010. He played in all 14 of the Super Kings’ matches, taking 16 wickets at an average of 20.37.

6. Nicky Boje: Achievements

Nicky Boje is regarded as one of the most successful South African cricketers of all time. He played 71 Tests and 169 One Day Internationals for South Africa, and took 191 and 515 wickets respectively. Boje was also a part of the South African team that won the 2007 Cricket World Cup.

Some of Boje’s most notable achievements include:

– becoming the first South African to take a Test hat-trick

– being the first South African to take 50 wickets in One Day Internationals

– being the first South African to take 10 wickets in a One Day International

– being the only South African to take a wicket in all six World Cup matches in which he played.

7. Nicky Boje : The philanthropist

Nicky Boje is a South African cricketer who played international cricket for the Proteas between 1998 and 2006. He is also a philanthropist who has a foundation that helps underprivileged children in South Africa. In 2013, Boje was honoured with the Order of Ikhamanga, for his services to cricket and charity.

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