David Wiese to represent Namibia in T20 World Cup 2021
We have seen so many cricketers changing their national teams for the sport. Unmukt Chand, Corey Anderson, and many other stars are present on the list. However, one more addition has been made for the upcoming edition of ICC World Cup 2021. He is none other than the former South African star David Wiese.
The South African all-rounder named David Wiese will be making his comeback after five long years. The last international game which he played was in the year 2016. Wiese qualified to play for Nambia by descent since his father was born in Namibia. This will be Wiese's second T20 World Cup, five years after his first, for South Africa.
Wiese had a mediocre Cricketing career with South Africa.
The African played 6 Odi's and 20 T20 matches during his career for the Proteas. His best bowling figures were recorded at 5 wickets for 23 runs in the 20-20 format. The star player helped his side during the 2016 T20 World Cup.
However, Wiese signed the kolpak deal on 9 January 2017 with Surrey, making him unavailable for South Africa. In August 2021, the head coach of the Namibian cricket team Pierre de Bruyn confirmed that Wiese would represent Namibia at the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup. Following this, he has already been named in the squad for upcoming mega ICC event.
By defeating Oman in the World Cup qualifiers at Dubai in 2019, Nambia will be making its first World Cup appearance this year. The side will be led by Gerard Erasmus and will be playing their first group A match against Sri Lanka on October 19. Only two teams from each group during the first round will qualify for the Super 12 stage. It would be exciting to see which sides move up the ladder.