Full name Heinrich Klaasen
Born July 30, 1991, Pretoria, Transvaal
Current age 25 years 356 days
Major teams Northerns, Northerns Under-19s, Titans
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|First-class debut||Northerns v Griqualand West at Pretoria, Oct 18-20, 2012 scorecard|
|Last First-class||England Lions v South Africa A at Canterbury, Jun 21-24, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Northerns v Griqualand West at Pretoria, Oct 21, 2012 scorecard|
|Last List A||Titans v Warriors at Centurion, Mar 31, 2017 scorecard|
|T20s debut||North West v Northerns at Potchefstroom, Nov 13, 2011 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Titans v Warriors at Centurion, Dec 16, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1c/0s, 0, 2c/0s, 43||Sth Africa A||v Eng Lions||Canterbury||21 Jun 2017||FC|
|5, 1||Sth Africa A||v Sussex||Arundel||14 Jun 2017||FC|
|103, 3c/0s, 3c/0s||Sth Africa A||v Hampshire||Southampton||8 Jun 2017||FC|
|60, 1c/0s||Titans||v Warriors||Centurion||31 Mar 2017||LA|
|17, 1c/1s||Titans||v Dolphins||Centurion||17 Feb 2017||LA|
|3c/0s, 1, 2c/0s, 13||Titans||v Warriors||Benoni||9 Feb 2017||FC|
|0c/0s, 195, 0c/0s, 35||Titans||v Dolphins||Pietermaritzburg||2 Feb 2017||FC|
|52, 1c/0s, 54, 0c/0s||Titans||v Cape Cobras||Centurion||26 Jan 2017||FC|
|1c/0s, 30, 2c/0s||Titans||v Lions||Benoni||12 Jan 2017||FC|
|19, 2c/0s||Titans||v Warriors||Centurion||16 Dec 2016||T20|
A clean-hitting, wicketkeeper batsman, Heinrich Klaasen emerged on the scene at the same time that Quinton de Kock nailed down a place in the South African team, across all formats. As someone who had always combined the disciplines of batting and glovework, Klaasen hoped to make it in either skill and establish himself as all-round option, if required.
Schooled at Menlopark HighSchool and the University of Pretoria, Klaasen made his first-class debut for Northerns in the 2012-13 season and averaged 42.58 in the provincial three-day cup. The following summer, he averaged 52.10 and in the one after that 65.25, before he finally broke through to franchise cricket in the 2016-17 season.
Klaasen scored his first franchise hundred in February 2017, and almost made it a double: 195 to help Titans beat Dolphins in the penultimate round of the first-class competition. He finished the season as the seventh highest run-scorer and received a maiden call-up to the South African Test squad for their series in New Zealand in March 2017 as the reserve wicketkeeper.
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