Dewald Nel bats right handedly and bowls right arm medium fast in the Scotland cricket team. He has also played for Worcestershire.
Nel played his debut One day International match against Pakistan at Edinburgh on 27th June 2006. He remained unbeaten on 3 runs in 8 balls at the No. 10 batting position. He bowled 8.5 overs, out of which 1 was maiden, conceded 40 runs and took 1 wicket. Pakistan won this match by 5 wickets with 37 balls to spare. Nel debuted in Twenty20 Internationals on 12th September 2007 at Durban against Pakistan. He bowled 1 maiden and a total of 4 overs in which 25 runs were scored and 2 wickets fell. He came to bat at the No. 11 position and scored 13 not out runs in 7 deliveries. Pakistan won this match by 51 runs.
Nel appeared in 14 One day Internationals and in these bowled 528 deliveries and took 11 wickets while conceding 424 runs. His economy rate was 4.81, bowling average was 38.54 and bowling strike rate was 48. In the 6 Twenty20 Internationals that he played, he conceded 85 runs in 114 balls and took 11 wickets. His bowling strike rate was 10.3, bowling average was 7.72 and economy rate was 4.47.