Riki Wessels      

Full name Mattheus Hendrik Wessels

Born November 12, 1985, Australia

Current age 33 years 284 days

Major teams Abahani Limited, Kandahar Knights, Khulna Royal Bengals, Marylebone Cricket Club, Mid West Rhinos, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire 2nd XI, Peshawar Zalmi

Nickname Blood

Playing role Middle-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Height 5 ft 11 in

Relation Father - KC Wessels

Mattheus Hendrik Wessels
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 209 347 31 11188 202* 35.40 17537 63.79 23 57 330 16
List A 179 168 14 4765 146 30.94 4714 101.08 5 26 121 0
T20s 214 201 26 5069 110 28.96 3670 138.11 1 24 490 188 80 16
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 209 240 130 3 1/10 1/10 43.33 3.25 80.0 0 0 0
List A 179 49 48 1 1/0 1/0 48.00 5.87 49.0 0 0 0
T20s 214 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Marylebone Cricket Club v West Indians at Arundel, Jul 13-15, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Northamptonshire v Worcestershire at Northampton, Aug 18-20, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Denmark v Northamptonshire at Brondby, May 3, 2005 scorecard
Last List A Worcestershire v Somerset at Worcester, May 10, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire at Milton Keynes, Jun 22, 2005 scorecard
Last T20s Durham v Worcestershire at Chester-le-Street, Aug 15, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
6, 84* Worcs v Northants Northampton 18 Aug 2019 FC
16 Worcs v Durham Chester-le-Street 15 Aug 2019 T20
1 Worcs v Derbyshire Derby 13 Aug 2019 T20
9 Worcs v Australians Worcester 7 Aug 2019 FC
12 Worcs v Leics Worcester 4 Aug 2019 T20
91 Worcs v Yorkshire Leeds 2 Aug 2019 T20
4 Worcs v Derbyshire Worcester 31 Jul 2019 T20
74 Worcs v Durham Worcester 28 Jul 2019 T20
3 Worcs v Lancashire Manchester 26 Jul 2019 T20
12, 42 Worcs v Gloucs Cheltenham 21 Jul 2019 FC
Profile

Riki Wessels, an enterprising batsman-wicketkeeper capable of wreaking havoc, is the son of the former Australia and South Africa player and former Northants coach Kepler Wessels. He achieved British citizenship in 2016, but it came just as England assembled one of their most exciting batting line-ups for years in limited-overs cricket, tempering suggestions that he might win international honours.

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Jul 28, 2019

Riki Wessels belts one down the ground, Lancashire Lightning v Worcestershire Rapids, Vitality Blast, Emirates Old Trafford, July 26, 2019

Riki Wessels belts one down the ground

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Apr 17, 2019

Riki Wessels hits down the ground, Lancashire v Worcestershire, Royal London Cup, North Group, Old Trafford, April 17, 2019

Riki Wessels hits down the ground

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Sep 2, 2017

Riki Wessels provided the bulk of the early scoring, Hampshire v Nottinghamshire, NatWest T20 Blast, 2nd semi-final, Edgbaston, September 2, 2017

Riki Wessels is one of English cricket's most successful T20 cricketers

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