Riki Wessels      

Full name Mattheus Hendrik Wessels

Born November 12, 1985, Australia

Current age 34 years 3 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 212 351 31 11342 202* 35.44 17707 64.05 23 58 332 16
List A 179 168 14 4765 146 30.94 4714 101.08 5 26 121 0
T20s 220 207 27 5305 110 29.47 3880 136.72 1 25 512 192 85 16
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 212 240 130 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 220 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Marylebone Cricket Club v West Indians at Arundel, Jul 13-15, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Sussex v Worcestershire at Hove, Sep 23-26, 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 Worcestershire v Essex at Birmingham, Sep 21, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
- Worcs v Sussex Hove 23 Sep 2019 FC
31 Worcs v Essex Birmingham 21 Sep 2019 T20
34 Worcs v Notts Birmingham 21 Sep 2019 T20
72, 5 Worcs v Gloucs Worcester 16 Sep 2019 FC
45, 32 Worcs v Glamorgan Worcester 10 Sep 2019 FC
47 Worcs v Sussex Hove 6 Sep 2019 T20
45 Worcs v Northants Northampton 30 Aug 2019 T20
14 Worcs v Lancashire Worcester 25 Aug 2019 T20
65* Worcs v Bears Birmingham 23 Aug 2019 T20
6, 84* Worcs v Northants Northampton 18 Aug 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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