Former South African cricketer David Wiese will represent Namibia in the forthcoming issue of T20 World Cup. Namibian national coach Pierre de Bruyn confirmed the news in a recent interview.
Wiese played six ODIs and 20 T20Is for the Proteas, scoring 194 runs and scoring 33 wickets. He joined Sussex in January 2017 on a Kolpak three-year deal after being ignored by national selectors.
The 36-year-old wore a South African jersey for the last time against Sri Lanka in the T20 World Cup in 2016 at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi.
Wiese is eligible to play international cricket for Namibia as his father was born in the country.
‘David’s father was born here, so he can play for Namibia. He plays in the T20 blast in England, but will join after that and is also available after the World Cup, so I’m very excited about that.
“His team, Sussex, is in the quarter-finals, so we have to see how far he gets there, but I hope he can at least join the Free State trip,” he said. According to an English daily in Namibia, De Bruyn said.
Wiese, who has experience of playing in various franchise leagues around the world, including the Titans, will hope to shine with his bat and ball for his new international team.
Former South African cricketer David Wiese will represent Namibia in the T20 Workd Cup 2021.
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– Anand Datla (@SportASmile) 14 August 2021