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Full name Morne Nico van Wyk
Born March 20, 1979, Bloemfontein, Orange Free State
Current age 35 years 130 days
Major teams South Africa, Dolphins, Eagles, Free State, Kolkata Knight Riders, KwaZulu-Natal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Relation Brother - DJ van Wyk
|ODI debut||England v South Africa at Lord's, Jul 12, 2003 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka, Mar 19, 2011 scorecard|
|T20I debut||South Africa v Pakistan at Johannesburg, Feb 2, 2007 scorecard|
|Last T20I||South Africa v India at Durban, Jan 9, 2011 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Knights v Dolphins at Bloemfontein, Apr 3-6, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||1997/98|
|Last List A||Dolphins v Titans at Durban, Nov 12, 2013 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Dolphins v Eagles at Durban, Apr 11, 2004 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Cape Cobras v Dolphins at Cape Town, Feb 9, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|24, 3c/0s, 23*, 1c/0s||Dolphins||v Knights||Bloemfontein||3 Apr 2014||FC|
|57, 1c/0s, 49, 0c/0s||Dolphins||v Lions||Durban||27 Mar 2014||FC|
|104*, 1c/0s, 41, 1c/0s||Dolphins||v Warriors||East London||6 Mar 2014||FC|
|2c/0s, 29, 0c/0s, 19*||Dolphins||v Cape Cobras||Paarl||20 Feb 2014||FC|
|3c/0s, 50, 0c/0s||Dolphins||v Warriors||Durban||13 Feb 2014||FC|
|47, 0c/0s||Dolphins||v Cape Cobras||Cape Town||9 Feb 2014||T20|
|21, 1c/0s||Dolphins||v Titans||Durban||6 Feb 2014||T20|
|0c/0s, 35||Dolphins||v Lions||Johannesburg||2 Feb 2014||T20|
|22, 2c/0s||Dolphins||v Knights||Durban||31 Jan 2014||T20|
|0c/0s, 50*||Dolphins||v Titans||Centurion||29 Jan 2014||T20|
Morne van Wyk is another in the seemingly endless supply of quality sportsmen to be unearthed by Grey College in Bloemfontein, his home town. He reached junior provincial level in cricket, rugby, tennis and hockey, and earned South African under-16 hockey colours. Van Wyk was a member of the South African squad in the 1998 Under-19 World Cup, having represented his country against England at the same level in 1997-98. A naturally attacking player, he opened the batting for Free State in limited-overs matches and earned respect beyond his years at first-class level. Van Wyk is a manufactured rather than a born gloveman, but his natural ball-skills enabled Free State to use him as their regular wicketkeeper in both formats of the game in 2002-03.
His versatility undoubtedly contributed to his selection in South Africa's one-day squad to play in the triangular series in England in 2003. He made his one-day international debut in the final, against England at Lord's, in which South Africa were thumped by seven wickets. However, despite being earmarked as Mark Boucher's long-term replacement his opportunities were limited. He made is Twenty20 international debut against Pakistan in 2007 in which he did not bat and played one further T20 International against West Indies at the end of 2007, a match that South Africa was bowled out for 58.
With AB de Villiers now being given a chance with the gloves, and Van Wyk the wrong side of 30, his hopes of a full international career are fading but he remains a regular in the South Africa A team, having captained the 2010 team to a tournament win with an unbeaten hundred in the final against Sri Lanka, while at home scores prolifically for the Knights in all three formats of the game.
Neil Manthorp and ESPNcricinfo staff
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