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Heinrich Klassen, the Match Winner of South Africa

Man of the Match, Heinrich Klassen, 4th ODI of 5, 2023

A Sensational 4th ODI of a series of 5 Matches was held at SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium on 15 September. Here, once again just like in the previous 3rd ODI, the South African team performs brilliantly. Heinrich Klassen is the man of the Match for scoring 174 runs on 83 balls and raising his team up high. Also, now the series is Tied 2-2. So, the coming 5th ODI is the final announcement of the winner of the series.

As the 1st & 2nd ODIs are won by the Australian team. Whereas 3rd and 4th matches are amazingly won by South Africa due the thrilling performance of South African batsmen. Heinrich Century is the reason behind South Africa’s success. Furthermore, the majestic score of 174 runs is enough to take the game to another level.

Heinrich Klassen
Heinrich Klassen

Personal Information of Heinrich Klassen

Klassen is the magnificent Wicket-keeper Batsman of South Africa also famous for his 6 hitting capability. Klassen played for South Africa in all formats of Cricket. He was born on 30 July 1991 in Pretoria, South Africa. Also, in 2021 Heinrich got the 1st chance of Captaining his team in a T20I Match. Furthermore in 2021, he also got his name in South Africa Squad for 2021 ICC men’s T20I World Cup.

NameHeinrich Klassen
DOBJuly 30, 1991
Place of BirthPretoria, South Africa
Batting StyleRight-hand batsman
Bowling StyleRight-arm off spin
Role in the teamWicket-keeper batsman
Personal Inormation

International Career

Heinrich started his ODI Career by debut against India in 2018 as a replacement for Quinton de Kock. Also, in his 2nd ODI he got the Player of the match Award. However, he scored his 1st ODI Century later against Australia by scoring an unbeaten 123 runs. Later in the same month he was selected in the T20I Squad of South Africa also for the series against India.

 Here again on his 2nd T20I, Heinrich made his maiden fifty which also resulted in the victory of South Africa in that Match. In addition, he also became the man of the match for his excellent 69 scores on 30 balls including 3 4s and 7 6s.

Also, he was selected in South Africa’s Test International Squad against Australia in 2018. But Klassen refused to play in that Series for unknown reasons. However, in the next year 2019, he made his debut in Test Internationals by series against India. Coincidentally that was also a replacement for an injured player.

Heinrich became the captain of his team in T20Is for a series against Pakistan in Jan 2021. Again, in April 2021 he captained his T20I team against Pakistan for their home series as a replacement of the captain due to injury.

Heinrich Klassen
Heinrich Klassen

International Information of Heinrich Klassen

National team SideSouth Africa
1st TestOct 19, 2019 against IND
Last TestMar 8, 2023 against WI
1st ODIFeb 7, 2018 against IND
Last ODISep 15, 2023 against AUS
1st T20IFeb 18, 2018 against IND
Last T20IMar 28, 2023 against WI
International Information

Career Statistics of Heinrich Klassen

Match CategoryTest InternationalsODIsT20Is
Total Matches44141
Scored runs1041323710
Batting Average13.0041.3423.66
Highest Score3517481
Total Balls Bowled0306
Career Stats

Domestic Career

From 2017, the domestic Career of Klassen begins. Firstly, he played in Nelson Mandela Bay Stars for T20 global leagues 1st Season. Whereas in 2018, he joined Rajasthan Royals for IPL in place of Steve Smith.

Later he joined Titans (for 2018-19 Season), Durban Heats Squad (for Mzansi Super League), Toronto National Franchise team (Global T20 Canada tournament), Glasgow Giants (Euro T20 Slam), Tshwane Spartans, Northerns Squad, Sunrisers Hyderabad.

So, in different years he played for different teams at domestic level. 

Heinrich Klassen
Heinrich Klassen

Domestic Information

YearsTeam name
2011-12 till presentNortherns
214-15 , 2020-21Titans
2018Rajasthan Royals
2018Durban Heat
2019Royal Challengers Bangalore
2022Guyana Amazon Warriors
2022-23Durban’s Giants
2023Sunrisers Hyderabad
2023- presentSeattle Orcas
2023 to presentOval Invincibles
Domestic Information

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