The star player retired after the match against England, has played World Cup for 2 countries

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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New Delhi. An important match was played between England and Namibia late on Saturday night. In the rain-affected match, the England team registered a big win over Namibia by 41 runs. With this, Namibia's star cricketer David Wiese announced his retirement. This was Namibia's last match in the T20 World Cup 2024. The team has already been eliminated from the tournament after winning just one match in the tournament.

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In his last match, David Wiese played an explosive innings of 27 runs off 12 balls. Scoring at a strike rate of 225, Wiese hit two fours and as many sixes in this match. Not only this, he also took a wicket in the match. In the year 2023, David Wiese has returned to the IPL after seven years. David Wiese was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2023 mini auction at a base price of Rs 1 crore. David Wiese, who returned to the IPL after 2016, is the first cricketer from Namibia to play in this tournament.

2 World Cup matches played by country
Let us tell you that David Wiese has also played cricket for South Africa before Namibia. He played 6 ODIs for the South African team between 2013 and 2016. He played for South Africa in the 2016 T20 World Cup held in India. After this, he played county cricket for several years and played the 2021 T20 World Cup for Namibia. Vid made his debut for Namibia during the World Cup itself. While being the Player of the Match in two matches, he played an important role in taking the team to the Super-12 of the tournament.

first published : June 16, 2024, 10:20 IST

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