Proteas’ soft-spoken Baartman makes the ball do the talking in US

Baartman made his World Cup debut against Sri Lanka on Monday and promptly took a wicket with his first ball

06 June 2024 - 21:40

When Ottniel Baartman sat by the side of the Western Hope Cricket Club field in Bridgeton, Oudtshoorn, playing cricket in New York was the last thing on his mind.   ..

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