Riki Wessels      

Full name Mattheus Hendrik Wessels

Born November 12, 1985, Australia

Current age 33 years 129 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 197 327 29 10740 202* 36.04 16941 63.39 22 55 311 16
List A 170 159 14 4452 146 30.70 4487 99.21 4 25 118 0
T20s 206 193 26 4844 110 29.00 3525 137.41 1 22 466 177 76 16
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 197 240 130 3 1/10 1/10 43.33 3.25 80.0 0 0 0
List A 170 49 48 1 1/0 1/0 48.00 5.87 49.0 0 0 0
T20s 206 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Marylebone Cricket Club v West Indians at Arundel, Jul 13-15, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Nottinghamshire v Somerset at Nottingham, Sep 24-26, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Denmark v Northamptonshire at Brondby, May 3, 2005 scorecard
Last List A Nottinghamshire v Kent at Nottingham, Jun 14, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire at Milton Keynes, Jun 22, 2005 scorecard
Last T20s Lahore Qalandars v Multan Sultans at Karachi, Mar 11, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4, 0c/0s Qalandars v Sultans Karachi 11 Mar 2019 T20
0c/0s, 20 Qalandars v Islamabad Un Karachi 9 Mar 2019 T20
11* Tigers v Arabians Sharjah 2 Dec 2018 Other T20
17 Tigers v Arabians Sharjah 1 Dec 2018 Other T20
2* Tigers v Knights Sharjah 30 Nov 2018 Other T20
39, 1c/0s Knights v Legends Sharjah 18 Oct 2018 T20
0c/0s, 22 Knights v Panthers Sharjah 17 Oct 2018 T20
2*, 0c/0s Knights v Kabul Zwanan Sharjah 16 Oct 2018 T20
22, 0c/1s Knights v KingsLeopard Sharjah 13 Oct 2018 T20
1c/0s, 0 Knights v Panthers Sharjah 12 Oct 2018 T20
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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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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Aug 2, 2017

Riki Wessels hit five sixes in his 63, Leicestershire v Nottinghamshire, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Grace Road, August 2, 2017

Riki Wessels hit five sixes in his 63

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Jul 21, 2017

Riki Wessels hit 110 off 54 balls, Nottinghamshire v Derbyshire, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Trent Bridge, July 21, 2017

Riki Wessels hit 110 off 54 balls

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