Boeta Dippenaar Biography
Hendrik Human Dippenaar is a former South African cricketer. He was born on 14 June 1977 in Kimberley, Cape Province, South Africa and is known as Boeta Dippenaar in the cricketing world.
A specialist batsman, Boeta is a player who has played Test cricket in all the batting positions from one through seven. He bats right-handed and occasionally bowls off breaks.
Dippenaar started his career by playing cricket for Free State cricket team in 1995. He represented clubs like Knights cricket club and Leicestershire.
In 246 appearances he made in domestic cricket, Boeta has scored 7637 runs with an average of 39.56, including eight centuries and 52 half centuries.
Dippenaar made his international debut in 1999 in as an opening batsman for the ODI match during the LG Cup against India.
He made his Test debut against Zimbabwe in 1999, making 56 runs in four innings.
Unfortunately, due to his poor performance, he was in and out of both the Test and ODI team during the next five years.
In 2004-05 tour of West Indies, his form showed signs of improvement and he made a comeback as he was selected for two Tests.
Boeta's Record in Numbers
In 38 Test matches Boeta played, he made 1718 runs with an average of 30.14, which included three centuries and seven half centuries. He scored four centuries and 26 half centuries in 107 ODI appearances, at an average of 42.23.
He won seven Man of the Match awards in his career, three of which were against West Indies.
To concentrate on improving his qualifications for life after cricket, Dippenaar retired from international cricket at the age of 30 in the year 2007. He finished his career with a high average of 42.23 in ODIs for South Africa.