Wednesday , July 17 2024

Namibia's star all-rounder David Wiese retires from international cricket

New Delhi, June 17 (HS). Namibian cricket team's star cricketer David Wiese has retired from international cricket. After Namibia's third defeat in the ongoing T20 World Cup against England, the all-rounder decided to retire.

Wiese said, “I mean, the next T20 World Cup is still two years away, I am 39 years old now, so in terms of international cricket I don’t know if I have anything left in me. I think what better place to end a special career for me personally than with Namibia. I have had a lot of good times with them and it seemed like the right time to play my last match for them, possibly in a World Cup against a world-class team like England.”

Incidentally, Wiese made his T20I and ODI debuts for South Africa in 2013 and 2015 respectively and represented the Proteas in the 2016 T20 World Cup. In 2016, the all-rounder opted for the Kolpak deal and signed a three-year contract with Sussex and ended his international career with South Africa.

He made his debut for Namibia in the 2021 T20 World Cup and played a vital role in the team qualifying for the Super 12s. He almost single-handedly led them to the Super 12s in the 2022 edition. Namibia captain Gerhard Erasmus also confirmed in the post match interview that this was Wiese's last match for Namibia.

Vise scored 330 runs and took 15 wickets in 15 ODIs, while in T20 internationals he scored 624 runs in 40 innings of 54 matches and took 59 wickets.