Full name David Wiese
Born May 18, 1985, Roodepoort
Current age 34 years 2 days
Major teams South Africa, Barbados Tridents, Easterns, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Africa A, South Africa Emerging Players, Sussex, Titans
Playing role Allrounder
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Education Witbank High
|ODI debut||South Africa v New Zealand at Centurion, Aug 19, 2015 scorecard|
|Last ODI||South Africa v England at Cape Town, Feb 14, 2016 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS), Aug 2, 2013 scorecard|
|Last T20I||South Africa v Sri Lanka at Delhi, Mar 28, 2016 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Easterns v Northerns at Benoni, Oct 6-8, 2005 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Durham v Sussex at Chester-le-Street, Apr 11-14, 2019 scorecard|
|List A debut||Easterns v Northerns at Benoni, Oct 9, 2005 scorecard|
|Last List A||Sussex v Glamorgan at Hove, May 7, 2019 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Titans v Warriors at Benoni, Mar 28, 2008 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Lahore Qalandars v Multan Sultans at Karachi, Mar 11, 2019 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|57*, 0/71||Sussex||v Glamorgan||Hove||7 May 2019||LA|
|0/43, 55||Sussex||v Gloucs||Eastbourne||5 May 2019||LA|
|0/66, 171||Sussex||v Hampshire||Southampton||2 May 2019||LA|
|3/54, 1||Sussex||v Essex||Chelmsford||30 Apr 2019||LA|
|15, 1/23||Sussex||v Middlesex||Lord's||27 Apr 2019||LA|
|1/46, 4*||Sussex||v Somerset||Hove||24 Apr 2019||LA|
|0/39||Sussex||v Kent||Beckenham||21 Apr 2019||LA|
|1/32, 92*||Sussex||v Surrey||Hove||19 Apr 2019||LA|
|2/49, 1, 5/43||Sussex||v Durham||Chester-le-Street||11 Apr 2019||FC|
|51, 0/38, 0, 1/31||Sussex||v Leics||Hove||5 Apr 2019||FC|
David Wiese joined a sudden outflow of South Africa players into county cricket in the close season of 2016/17 when, at 31,he signed a three-year deal with Sussex, joining his compatriot Stiaan van Zyl. in a week to walk away from international cricket after signing a three-year deal with Sussex. Wiese had not played international cricket since March 2016, and shunned a call-up for a home T20 series against Sri Lanka in making his decision to go the Kolpak route.
An imposing allrounder, with the skills to take pace off the ball and a strong lofted drive, Wiese was a late bloomer who came to prominence in the shorter formats. He began his career at Easterns and in 2005 established himself as a regular at the provincial union and the Titans franchise.
As Jacques Kallis' career wound down and South Africa needed to search for other options, Wiese came into contention. He was taken on the 2013 tour of Sri Lanka and played in the three T20Is, but modest returns sent him back to the domestic system.
The 2014-15 summer was among Wiese's best. He was a key performer in the Titans' one-day cup win, picking up seven wickets and proving a handy lower-order contributor, with four fifties. Those performances helped him nail down a more regular place in South Africa's T20I squad but it was only in early 2015 that he showed his true worth.
Wiese was the top wicket-taker in a three-match T20I series against West Indies that year, which also included a career-best 5 for 23. In that match, Wiese showed his ability with the cutter, an important skill on subcontinent pitches.
The IPL was watching and in that year's auction, Wiese was picked up by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for US$460,000. He finished the season with 16 wickets - the fourth-highest tally among RCB bowlers.
Wiese featured regularly for South Africa's T20I squad throughout 2015 and was part of South Africa's 2016 World T20 squad.