Gerhard Erasmus will be captaining Namibia in the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia, having led them into the Super 12s tournament in 2021, in the UAE. The 16-member squad also features T20 globetrotter David Wiese and left-arm seamer Ruben Trumpelmann who earned a gig with Desert Vipers for the upcoming International League T20 in the UAE.
Trumpelmann had grabbed eyeballs at the last T20 World Cup when he struck three times in the first over against Scotland in Abu Dhabi.
David Wiese will be central to Namibia’s ambitions in the multi-national tournament
Former South Africa all-rounder Wiese, who is currently plying his trade for St Lucia Kings in CPL 2022, will be clinical to Namibia’s chances at the tournament. Wiese has also had stints in the PSL, IPL and more recently with Northern Superchargers in the Hundred.
The squad also included wicketkeeper-batter Lohan Louwrens, batter Divan la Cock and seamer Tangeni Lungameni, who will all be playing their first World Cup.