T20 Big Bash League - KFC

Dirk Nannes - Diggler

  • Date of Birth16/05/1976
  • Lives inMitcham
  • PositionBowler
  • Weight87kg
  • Height188cm
  • Bowling StyleLeft-arm fast
  • Batting StyleRight-Hand Bat
  • StatusFit

Dirk Nannes was a standout performer for the Sydney Thunder in BBL|03, claiming eight wickets in his eight matches. Once again his experience will be crucial for the young bowling line-up, and his wisdom and knowledge will be vital going into BBL|04.

There isn’t a lot that Dirk hasn’t achieved in T20 cricket. He’s won National titles with Victoria, opened the bowling for Australia and even played a role in the Netherland’s victory over England at the 2009 World T20 in London.

To say that he is well-travelled is an understatement, with the teams he has represented including Canterbury, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils, Lions, Melbourne Renegades, Middlesex, Mountaineers, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Surrey, Sylhet Royals and Victoria!

Dirk’s life could have been so different with his first passion being skiing. He represented Australia at a number of World Cups and came close to qualifying for the Winter Olympics in the late 1990s.  

Dirk is our leader of the bowling unit. A true professional. I'm sure our batters are happy to have him with us, rather than play against us. Chandika Hathurusinghe

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