Full name Nico Boje
Born March 20, 1973, Bloemfontein, Orange Free State
Current age 33 years
Major teams South Africa, Africa XI, Eagles, Free State,Nottinghamshire, Orange Free State
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Nicky Boje is one of the important players of the South Africa cricket team. He captained South Africa Schools and was selected for three successive years as a middle-order batsman. He opened the bowling for his own school, and then switched to left-arm spin on the coach’s command. For the first four years of his career he played as a spinner. In 2000-01 his hard work paid off and he established himself as the Test No. 1. He briefly submitted his position to Claude Henderson in Australia in 2001-02, and then to Robin Peterson and Paul Adams in 2003. However, he played a significant role in the final Test of the New Zealand tour of 2003-04, when his eight-wicket haul helped South Africa to a series-leveling win. His batting records a pair of one-day hundreds and a Test-match 85 testify.