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Gifted Gerald Coetzee starting to fit the bill: 'He had to shut the Proteas door until it opened for him'

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Gerald Coetzee. (Photo by Charle Lombard/Gallo Images)
Gerald Coetzee. (Photo by Charle Lombard/Gallo Images)

Labelled as one of South African cricket's most gifted young bowlers, Gerald Coetzee has had his fair share of trouble living up to that tag.

As one of the "babies" of the national Under-19 team that finished fifth at 2018's ICC World Cup - he was still only 17 - the strapping quick took eight wickets at an average of 17, and exploded as a lower-order hitter, boasting a strike-rate of 205.

Along with his Knights team-mates Raynard 'Razor' van Tonder and Wandile Makwetu, Coetzee gained selection for the official team of the tournament.

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