He made his first-class debut for Northerns in 2007, hitting 45 and capturing four wickets against North West in the Provincial Challenge.
During the u.19 World Cup in Malaysia in 2008chis acrobatic exploits at point had spectators in awe.
He made his debut for the Cape Cobras in 2008/2009.
Engelbrecht compiled an impressive 56 in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge final for the Nashua Cape Cobras against the Sunfoil Dolphins in February 2014.
In the sane season, he also impressed with his batting to power Western Province to Cricket South Africa’s Provincial Three-Day Competition title.
He struck 532 runs at an average of 44.33.
Called upon as a substitute for the injured JP Duminy during the Champions League Twenty20 in September 2013, Engelbrecht was a revelation as an off-spinner.
He nipped out three for 20 against the Hobart Hurricanes.
He took two for 24 for the Cobras against the Barbados Tridents and then held his nerve in the one-over eliminator to successfully defend a moderate score of 7 to send the Tridents packing.
A remodelled action and modified run-up contributed to his increasing effectiveness as bowler in the shorter formats in the 2014/2015-season.
In the Momentum One-Day Cup competition, he took two for 55 against the bizhub Highveld Lions by cheaply removing Neil McKenzie and Jean Symes to set up a win in a high-scoring encounter at Paarl.
In the Ram Slam T20 Challenge, Engelbrecht was a vital factor for the home-finalists.
He picked up eight wickets at an average of 16.62 in the league phase. It included four for 22 against the Chevrolet Warriors in Port Elizabeth.