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David Wiese
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David Wiese

Namibia|Allrounder
David Wiese

INTL CAREER: 2013 - 2021

Full Name

David Wiese

Born

May 18, 1985, Roodepoort

Age

36y 161d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium fast

Playing Role

Allrounder

Education

Witbank High

TEAMS

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. 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, with impressive performances in the Titans' One-Day Cup win helping nail down a more regular place in South Africa's T20I squad. A career-best 5 for 23 against West Indies in 2015 highlighted his ability to bowl cutters and slower balls, and the IPL was watching: in that year's auction, Wiese was picked up by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for US$460,000.

He went to the World T20 in 2016, but after failing to nail down his spot, went down the Kolpak route. After a lean 2017 season with Sussex, he improved in 2018, taking 41 wickets and passing the 500-run mark in the Championship and providing late-order impetus as his side reached the Vitality Blast final, while his breath-taking 171 off 126 balls in a 50-over defeat at Hampshire was one of the innings of the county 2019 season.

In 2021, Wiese became eligible to play for Namibia based on ancestry as his father was born in the country. He was selected for their T20 World Cup squad, made his debut in the opening round of the tournament and won two Player-of-the-Match awards in his first three matches, helping Namibia qualify for the Super 12s.

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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODI66110241*20.3911588.69007500
T20I2617621266*19.27153138.56011210100
FC12419420581420833.41819070.981132811101700
List A15313027371117136.023199116.00221335151480
T2027019467295979*23.292061143.5707209151900
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI6629431693/503/5035.116.4432.6000
T20I2626524659305/235/2321.967.5417.4010
FC1242191807196433446/5810/11128.033.2052.517101
List A153140573051981405/255/2537.125.4440.9310
T20270233394355412115/195/1926.268.4318.6360
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David Wiese is congratulated by his team-mates
David Wiese celebrates after scoring the winning runs
David Wiese celebrates after dismissing Harry Tector
Davis Wiese smashed a 40-ball 66*
Gerhard Erasmus and David Wiese shared a 93-run fourth-wicket partnership
Gerhard Erasmus and David Wiese dash across for a single