Former South Africa omnivore David Wiese is picked Namibia’s team for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup for men. Wiese, who has played in six ODIs and 20 T20Is for the Proteas, qualifies to play for Namibia based on his first ancestry, as his father was born in the country.
As for the 36-year-old Wiese, he was a popular T20 cricketer at his peak and plays in leagues such as the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), the Bangladesh Premier League (BCL), the Pakistan Super League (PSL), and the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Now, with their T20 World Cup debut this year, Namibia have named their group of 15 members to tackle a competitive Group A from the first round of the competition, led by Gerhard Erasmus.
21-year-old Nicol Loftie-Eaton is one of the players to watch, with Michael van Lingen yet to make his international debut. Ruben Trumpelmann, JJ Smit and Jan Frylinck are the three fastest in the Namibian team.
Namibia take on Sri Lanka in their first match on 19 October.
Team: Gerhard Erasmus (c), Stephen Baard, Karl Birkenstock, Michau du Preez, Jan Frylinck, Zane Green, Nicol Lofie-Eaton, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo, JJ Smit, Ruben Trumpelmann, Michael van Lingen, David Wiese, Craig Williams, Picky Ya France
Reserves: Mauritius Ngupita