Full name David Wiese
Born May 18, 1985, Roodepoort
Current age 35 years 251 days
Major teams South Africa, Barbados Tridents, Comilla Victorians, Cumilla Warriors, 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||Surrey v Sussex at The Oval, Sep 6-9, 2020 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||Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars at Karachi, Nov 17, 2020 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|14*, 0/21||Qalandars||v Kings||Karachi||17 Nov 2020||T20|
|48*, 3/27||Qalandars||v Sultans||Karachi||15 Nov 2020||T20|
|2/40, 16*||Qalandars||v Zalmi||Karachi||14 Nov 2020||T20|
|9||Sussex||v Lancashire||Hove||1 Oct 2020||T20|
|1/7, 1||Sussex||v Essex||Chelmsford||20 Sep 2020||T20|
|0/11, 7||Sussex||v Middlesex||Hove||18 Sep 2020||T20|
|33, 0/12||Sussex||v Surrey||The Oval||16 Sep 2020||T20|
|0/24, 30||Sussex||v Essex||Hove||14 Sep 2020||T20|
|0/5||Sussex||v Kent||Canterbury||12 Sep 2020||T20|
|41||Sussex||v Hampshire||Southampton||10 Sep 2020||T20|
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.