Last Update on: October 2nd, 2023 at 10:58 pm
Not many know that South Africa’s Heinrich Klaasen is a handy part-time bowler. This was evident during the warm-up game of the ICC World Cup 2023 between New Zealand and South Africa at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram.
Heinrich Klaasen was given the opportunity by skipper Temba Bavuma to bowl in the warmup game. Klaasen, who also keeps wickets, bowled three overs in the game and had a slightly higher economical rate as he was taken for runs.
Heinrich Klaasen bowled three overs in the game as he conceded 23 runs. The keeper-batter, however, hogged the headlines with the one delivery that left many in splits and shock including the batter Devon Conway and keeper Quinton de Kock.
Heinrich Klaasen couldn’t get control of the ball as it slipped from his hands and went over the batter as well as the keeper. Quinton de Kock couldn’t believe what he saw and yelled “Oh No”. Here’s the video of the incident:
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Heinrich Klaasen in his ODI career has bowled 5 overs. He has an economy of over 6. He’s yet to pick wickets in the format. In the T20Is as well he has bowled one over. It remains to be seen if he bowls in the main tournament or not.
Heinrich Klaasen plays a handy knock with the bat against New Zealand in the warmup game
South Africa didn’t have a good outing in the warm-up game against New Zealand. With the ball Lungi Ngidi and Marco Jansen picked three wickets as the Kiwis posted a total of 321 runs on the board. However, in the second innings, the Proteas had a decent outing with the bat.
Quinton de Kock slammed 84 runs at the top before Rassie van der Dussen blasted a half-century. Heinrich Klaasen played a decent knock of 39 runs but rain played the part as South Africa lost the game by the margin of 7 runs.