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Ottniel Baartman: A Cricketing Journey

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Ottniel Baartman is a professional cricketer known for his right-arm fast-medium bowling. He was born on March 18, 1993, in Oudtshoorn, South Africa. His journey in cricket began in the domestic circuits, where he made his first-class debut for South Western Districts in the 2014–15 Sunfoil 3-Day Cup on January 22, 2015. Baartman's talent was evident from the start, and he quickly made a name for himself with his consistent performances. In September 2018, Baartman was named in Northern Cape's squad for the Africa T20 Cup, marking his entry into the shorter format of the game. The following year, he was included in Northern Cape's squad for the CSA Provincial T20 Cup, further establishing his prowess in Twenty20 cricket. Baartman's skills on the field caught the attention of national selectors, and in January 2021, he was named in South Africa's Test squad for their series against Pakistan. However, a medical reason prevented him from joining the tour. Despite th