Gerald Coetzee Wiki, Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Gerald Coetzee is a South African cricketer. He is known for his fast bowling and energy in the field while playing. He is the highest wicket-taker of South Africa in a single edition of the ODI World Cup.

Wiki/Biography

Gerald William Coetzee was born on Monday, 2 October 2000 (age 23 years; as of 2024) in Bloemfontein, Free State province, South Africa. His zodiac sign is Libra.

A childhood picture of Gerald Coetzee

A childhood picture of Gerald Coetzee

He used to play different sports with his brother in his backyard such as rugby, tennis, and cricket. He later got interested in cricket and started playing cricket at the age of 7 years as he played for the Under-9 F team in a KFC mini-cricket match.

Gerald Coetzee during his childhood when he started playing cricket

Gerald Coetzee during his childhood when he started playing cricket

He did his initial schooling at Grey College Primary School, Bloemfontein and later did his matriculation (equivalent to 12th standard) at Saint Andrew’s School, Bloemfontein where he also trained in cricket under Gregg Hobson.

Gerald Coetzee during his school years

Gerald Coetzee during his school years

He has also trained under Dillon du Preez and Allan Donald. Gerald was inspired to play cricket upon seeing Dale Steyn and became a professional cricketer.

Gerald Coetzee with Dale Steyn (left)

Gerald Coetzee with Dale Steyn (left)

Physical Appearance

Height: 6′ 3″

Weight (approx.): 75 kg

Hair Colour: Hazel

Eye Colour: Black

Body Measurements (approx.): Chest 42″, Waist 32″, Biceps 13″

Gerald Coetzee PHYSICAL APPEARANCE

 

Family

Parents & Siblings

His father’s name is Johan Coetzee, and his mother’s name is Liz Coetzee; they got married on 2 September 1995.

Gerald Coetzee's parents

Gerald Coetzee’s parents

He has an elder brother named Petrus Coetzee.

Gerald Coetzee with his elder brother, Petrus Coetzee (left)

Gerald Coetzee with his elder brother, Petrus Coetzee (left)

Wife & Children

He got married to Hannah Hathorn, an optometrist, on 29 November 2023 at Elandskloof Farm Cottages, Greyton, Helderstroom, South Africa. The couple does not have any children.

Gerald Coetzee with Hannah Hathorn (left) on their wedding day

Gerald Coetzee with Hannah Hathorn (left) on their wedding day

Relationships/Affairs

He dated Hannah Hathorn for a few years.

Gerald Coetzee with his girlfriend, Hannah Hathorn

Gerald Coetzee with his girlfriend, Hannah Hathorn

Religion/Religious Views

He follows Christianity and often attends the meetings of the Kopanong Student Ministry in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

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Gerald Coetzee (centre) during a church meeting

Gerald Coetzee (centre) during a church meeting

Career

Domestic

He played for Free State Under-13 from 2012-13 to 2013-14 season, Free State Under-15 from 2014-15 to 2015-16 season, and Free State Under-19 from 2016-17 to 2017-18 season. On 14 October 2018, he made his List A debut for Free State in the 2018–19 CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge.

Gerald Coetzee when he was playing for Free State Under-19

Gerald Coetzee when he was playing for Free State Under-19

He made his Twenty20 debut for Knights (also known as ITEC Knights) in the 2018–19 CSA T20 Challenge on 12 April 2019. On 7 October 2019, he made his first-class debut for Knights in the 2019–20 CSA 4-Day Franchise Series and took a 5-wicket haul.

Gerald Coetzee bowling for ITEC Knights in a domestic match

Gerald Coetzee bowling for ITEC Knights in a domestic match

He played for the South African Colts XI in the 2016-17 season, the South Africa Under-19s Invitation XI in 2017, and South African Schools in 2018-19 which he also captained. He played for the Kingfishers team during the 3TC Solidarity Cup in 2020. He was named in the Northern Titans squad for the 2023-24 domestic season.

Gerald Coetzee on his debut for Northern Titans

Gerald Coetzee on his debut for Northern Titans

International

South Africa Under-19

He was first selected for the South Africa Under-19 team in 2017 at the age of 16 years and played for them in the 2018 Under-19 World Cup. He scored 70 runs and took 8 wickets in the tournament. He also played in the 2020 Under-19 World Cup.

Gerald Coetzee during his South Africa Under-19 playing days

Gerald Coetzee during his South Africa Under-19 playing days

South Africa A

He was first selected for South Africa A in 2021. In a four-day match against Sri Lanka A in 2023, he came to batting when South Africa A was at a score of 42 runs for 7 wickets and scored 77 runs off 89 balls.

Gerald Coetzee when he played for South Africa A team

Gerald Coetzee when he played for South Africa A team

Test

He made his test debut on 28 February 2023 against West Indies at SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium in Centurion, South Africa.

Gerald Coetzee playing in a test match

Gerald Coetzee playing in a test match

ODI

He played his first ODI match on 18 March 2023 at Buffalo Park, East London, South Africa and took 3 wickets for 57 runs.

ODI World Cup

He played 8 matches in the 2023 ODI World Cup held in India and finished the tournament as the highest wicket-taker for South Africa in a single edition of the ODI World Cup with 20 wickets at an economy rate of 6.24 with the best performance of 4 wickets for 44 runs against Afghanistan; his average was 19.80 and strike rate was 19.05.

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Gerald Coetzee celebrating the wicket of Steven Smith during the semifinal of the 2023 ODI World Cup

Gerald Coetzee celebrating the wicket of Steven Smith during the semifinal of the 2023 ODI World Cup

T20I

He played his debut T20I match on 30 August 2023 against Australia at Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban, South Africa and took 1 wicket for 40 runs.

Gerald Coetzee during a T20I match

Gerald Coetzee during a T20I match

Leagues

Mzansi Super League (MSL)

In the second edition of the Mzansi Super League (MSL) in 2019, he played for Jozi Stars after being spotted by batting coach Justin Sammons and Rassie van der Dussen in a domestic match.

Gerald Coetzee celebrating a wicket for Jozi Stars

Gerald Coetzee celebrating a wicket for Jozi Stars

Indian Premier League (IPL)

In May 2021, Rajasthan Royals (RR) signed him up as a replacement for Liam Livingstone who got injured midway through the season.

Gerald Coetzee in Rajasthan Royals (RR) jersey

Gerald Coetzee in Rajasthan Royals (RR) jersey

In the 2023 auction for the 2023 IPL season, he was acquired by Mumbai Indians (MI) for Rs 5 crore (approx R11.1 million) against the base price of Rs 2 crore.

🚨 𝗙𝗜𝗥𝗦𝗧 𝗣𝗨𝗥𝗖𝗛𝗔𝗦𝗘 𝗔𝗟𝗘𝗥𝗧 🚨

1️⃣ 𝕋𝕚𝕜𝕙𝕒𝕥𝕥, 𝑭𝑰𝑬𝑹𝒀, 𝗛𝗢𝗧 𝑮𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒍𝒅 𝑪𝒐𝒆𝒕𝒛𝒆𝒆 Mirch: ᴅᴇʟɪᴠᴇʀᴇᴅ! 📦🔥

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— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) December 19, 2023

SA20 League

He played for Joburg Super Kings in the inaugural edition of the SA20 Tournament in 2023 and finished the tournament as the second-highest wicket-taker with 17 wickets in 9 matches at an average of 13.53.

Gerald Coetzee (left) dancing after taking a wicket for Joburg Super Kings

Gerald Coetzee (left) dancing after taking a wicket for Joburg Super Kings

 

Major League Cricket (MLC)

Gerald Coetzee represented the Texas Super Kings in the first MLC season in 2023, held in the USA.

Gerald Coetzee playing for Texas Super Kings

Gerald Coetzee playing for the Texas Super Kings

Jersey Number

He wears jersey number 62 for South Africa in international tournaments and for Texas Super Kings in Major League Cricket (MLC) tournament as a tribute to his father, who was born in 1962 and played a huge role in shaping Gerald’s career.

Gerald Coetzee's jersey number 62

Gerald Coetzee’s jersey number 62

Awards, Honours

  • Honoured by Saint Andrew’s School, Bloemfontein in 2018 for his achievements in cricket
    Gerald Coetzee with his coach, Gregg Hobson when he was honored by his school

    Gerald Coetzee with his coach, Gregg Hobson when he was honored by his school

  • Under-19 Player of the Year and Senior Provincial Rookie of the Year Awards at the 2018-19 Annual Free State Cricket Awards
  • Young Player of the Year Award (of Knights) in 2021
  • International Men’s Newcomer of the Year Award by Cricket South Africa (CSA) in 2023
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Salary/Income

He was acquired by Mumbai Indians for Rs 5 crores (approx R11.1 million) for the 2024 IPL season.

Favourites

  • Athlete(s): Rafael Nadal, Mat Fraser
  • Film: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
  • Sports (other than cricket): Baseball, American football (Rugby)

Facts/Trivia

  • His batting style is right-handed, and his bowling style is right-arm fast. He plays as a bowling allrounder and mostly bats at number 8 position in the lower order.
    Gerald Coetzee's right-handed batting style

    Gerald Coetzee’s right-handed batting style

  • His athletic and lanky physique is credited as one of the reasons behind his ability to bowl fast. He has been given the nickname ‘The Karate Kid’ as he also wears a black headband while playing or bowling. In an interview, he revealed the reason behind wearing a headband and said that he sweats a lot while playing which his headband keeps away from his eyes and his face. He also kept a mullet hairstyle which he cut a few months before the 2023 ODI World Cup.
    Gerald Coetzee playing while wearing his black headband

    Gerald Coetzee playing while wearing his black headband

  • He is a dog lover and has two pet dogs.
    Gerald Coetzee with his pet dog

    Gerald Coetzee with his pet dog

  • Gerald Coetzee said in an interview that had he not been playing cricket, he would have been a baseball player.
  • He often trains in the gym to maintain his fitness, especially when he is recovering from injuries. His personal trainer’s name is Herman Liebenberg.

    Gerald Coetzee with his personal trainer, Herman Liebenberg (left)

    Gerald Coetzee with his trainer, Herman Liebenberg (left)

  • Gerald Coetzee often goes on outdoor adventure activities such as hiking, trekking and camping whenever he gets time.
    Gerald Coetzee with his wife, Hannah Hathorn, during an outdoor adventure activity

    Gerald Coetzee with his wife, Hannah Hathorn, during an outdoor adventure activity

  • His bowling speeds have often been recorded at more than 145 kph (90 mph). His fastest delivery during the 2023 ODI World Cup was a yorker delivery clocked at 149.9 kph.
  • He is a supporter and fan of Orlando Pirates Football Club.
    Gerald Coetzee in Orlando Pirates Football Club jersey

    Gerald Coetzee in Orlando Pirates Football Club jersey

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