Duanne Olivier’s journey in first-class cricket began at the age of 19 when he made his debut for Free State. He also had the honor of representing South Africa Under-19s in 2011, a testament to his promising talent. In the winter of 2016, Olivier was a crucial member of the South Africa A squad during their tours of Zimbabwe and Australia, where he stood out as the team’s leading bowler.
Olivier’s consistent and impressive performances in first-class cricket earned him a well-deserved Test debut for the Proteas in January 2017 when they faced Sri Lanka. In his maiden Test match, he made an immediate impact by taking five wickets, showcasing his bowling prowess at the highest level.