Heinrich Klaasen

South Africa|Wicketkeeper Batter
Heinrich Klaasen
INTL CAREER: 2018 - 2023
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Full Name

Heinrich Klaasen

Born

July 30, 1991, Pretoria, Transvaal

Age

32y 262d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Wicketkeeper Batter

Education

High School Menlopark

A wicketkeeper-batter known for his belligerent six-hitting, Heinrich Klaasen first got his chance in the South African team as an injury replacement, opening in place of Quinton de Kock, but went on to establish himself in the middle order in limited-overs cricket.

Schooled at Menlopark High School 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. He scored his first franchise hundred in February 2017: 195 to help Titans beat Dolphins in the penultimate round of the first-class competition.

Klaasen made 69 off 30 balls in his second T20I, against India in Centurion in 2018. His first international hundred also came at home, an unbeaten 123 in a big one-day win over Australia in Paarl two years on. In 2023, he stunned the same opposition with a breathtaking display of power-hitting in Centurion to score 174 off 83 balls - the second-highest individual score by a batter playing at No. 5 or lower in ODIs.

His phenomenal numbers against slow bowling - he struck at 191 and averaged 132 against spin in the 2023 IPL - have made him a valuable player among T20 franchises.

Klaasen made his Test debut in 2019, but opportunities in the format have been few and far between. He got his first national contract in 2021, shortly after captaining a second-string T20I side in Pakistan.

Heinrich Klaasen Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests4801043513.0023045.2100110102
ODIs54507172317440.061496115.174615160466
T20Is433977228122.56489147.64045933253
FC8513519534729246.09840563.61122464010527223
List A12511718409617441.373833106.8682032513413118
T20s185171434233104*33.072774152.592272772289631

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests4------------
ODIs54230330---6.60-000
T20Is4316140---14.00-000
FC853885021/121/1225.003.4044.0000
List A1251021020062/382/3833.335.7135.0000
T20s1855426811/121/1268.009.7142.0000
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Recent Matches of Heinrich Klaasen

MatchBatWktDateGroundFormat
SRH vs RCB672c/0s15-Apr-2024BengaluruT20
SRH vs PBKS91c/1s09-Apr-2024MullanpurT20
SRH vs CSK10*0c/0s05-Apr-2024HyderabadT20
SRH vs GT240c/0s31-Mar-2024AhmedabadT20
SRH vs MI80*1c/0s27-Mar-2024HyderabadT20

Photos of Heinrich Klaasen

Heinrich Klaasen tonked a 23-ball fifty
Shikhar Dhawan stepped out to to be stumped in no time by Heinrich Klaasen
Heinrich Klaasen is bowled by Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan took out Heinrich Klaasen
Abhishek Sharma, Travis Head and Heinrich Klaasen produced a carnage
Heinrich Klaasen hit another rampaging half-century