Anrich is a pace bowler from South Africa. He was born on 16 November 1993 in Cape Town, South Africa. The right-arm fast bowler has been included in the national squad of South Africa for the Cricket World Cup 2019 in England.
Nortje participated in the 2016 African T20 Cup for the Eastern Province. He played only the first two matches and returned with combined figures of 0/50 in 6 overs. He was dropped for the rest of the tournament. Eastern Province went on to win the tournament.
He was picked to play for the Cape Town Blitz in the inaugural edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 in 2018.
Soon, he was called up for the national ODI team.
The 25-year-old made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka on 3 March 2019 at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. The hosts won the toss and put the Lankans to bat first. They could manage only 231 as they were all out in 47 overs. Only Kusal Mendis scored a half-century. Debutant Nortje bowled well on the day and returned with figures of 7-1-33-1. South Africa chased down the total comfortably with 8 wickets in hand as Quinton de Kock (81) and Faf du Plessis (112*) shared a 136-run partnership.
Nortje played the 2018 Mzansi Super League for Cape Town Blitz. The Blitz bought him for Rs.350,000. However, an ankle injury restricted him from playing the complete tournament.
The Kolkata Knight Riders bought him in the mini-auction for the IPL 2019. Affected by a similar fate once again, Nortje was ruled out of the IPL before the commencement of the tournament, this time due to a shoulder injury.