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Heinrich Klaasen

Heinrich Klaasen

Age 32South AfricaSOUTH AFRICA
Right Handed Wicket Keeper
Cricket happened to Heinrich Klaasen when he was picked in his college team while studying for his bachelors' degree at the University of Pretoria. Klaasen too would have been unaware of his talent until he rose through the ranks in domestic cricket and made his first-class debut for the Northerns in the 2012/13 season.

In domestic cricket he raked up runs and by the end of the third season Klaasen's average was an impressive 65. In one of the crucial first-class matches he missed out on a double hundred by a few runs but not before helping Titans beat Dolphins. Klaasen is a perfect match to white-ball cricket who can strike the ball big in the middle overs, a gun fielder and can keep wickets when needed. A great domestic season earned Klaasen a maiden callup to the South African national side on their tour to New Zealand, as a reserve wicketkeeper. The Test debut never happened on that trip as he missed out to make the playing XI.

Klaasen emerged as a significant player during India's 2018 tour of South Africa. Stepping in for the injured de Kock in the ODI series, Klaasen became the shining light for South Africa, clinching the Man of the Match award in the two games they won. His composed performances under pressure continued in the T20I series against India, where he scored a blistering 69 off just 30 balls. Although his Test debut didn't come until 2019 against India, Klaasen had already established himself as a reliable middle-order batsman and an exceptional fielder in the other two formats.

His talent didn't go unnoticed in the T20 circuit, attracting attention from franchises globally. Klaasen's IPL journey commenced unexpectedly when he joined the Rajasthan Royals in 2018 as a late replacement for Steve Smith. Despite limited opportunities, he showcased his skills and was subsequently picked up by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2019.

However, it was in 2023 that Klaasen truly came into his own. He enjoyed a breakthrough year with remarkable performances across various leagues. From scoring centuries in the SA20 and IPL for Sunrisers Hyderabad to becoming the first player to notch up a century in the Major League Cricket (MLC), Klaasen's batting prowess was on full display. His success extended to The Hundred, where he represented the Oval Invincibles, amassing 189 runs in seven games.

The performances didn't go unnoticed, as Klaasen earned a spot as a reserve wicketkeeper for the 2023 ODI World Cup. He too had a great IPL 2024 with the Sunrisers where his strike-rate was above 180, and was included in South Africa's squad for the T20 World Cup 2024, to be played in the USA and the West Indies.

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Debut
South Africa vs India on Feb 07, 2018
Last
South Africa vs India on Dec 21, 2023
Debut
South Africa vs India on Oct 19, 2019
Last
South Africa vs West Indies on Mar 08, 2023
Debut
South Africa vs India on Feb 18, 2018
Last
South Africa vs England on Jun 21, 2024
Debut
Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings on Apr 20, 2018
Last
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders on May 26, 2024

Heinrich Klaasen Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
5417236440.06115.17
Highest Runs174
Balls Faced83
On DateSep 15, 23
AgainstAustraliaAUS

Heinrich Klaasen Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
5450--6.60
Wickets Taken0
Runs14
On DateJul 16, 21
AgainstIrelandIRE

Heinrich Klaasen Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
4661
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Heinrich Klaasen Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
41040013.0045.21
Highest Runs35
Balls Faced61
On DateJan 04, 23
AgainstAustraliaAUS

Heinrich Klaasen Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
1020
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Heinrich Klaasen Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
498384023.27139.20
Highest Runs81
Balls Faced46
On DateJun 12, 22
AgainstIndiaIND

Heinrich Klaasen Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
4910--14.00
Wickets Taken0
Runs14
On DateNov 27, 20
AgainstEnglandENG

Heinrich Klaasen Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
2934
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Heinrich Klaasen Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
359936138.19168.30
Highest Runs104
Balls Faced51
On DateMay 18, 23
AgainstRoyal Challengers BengaluruRCB

Heinrich Klaasen Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
1473
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average
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