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Louis Klazinga (born 4 December 1985) is a Namibian cricketer.

Louis Klazinga
Personal information
Full nameLouis Klazinga
Born (1985-12-04) 4 December 1985 (age 33)
Pretoria, Transvaal Province,
South Africa
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 57 66 12
Runs scored 896 326 85
Batting average 16.29 12.53 28.33
100s/50s –/1 –/1 –/–
Top score 51 64 25*
Balls bowled 7,398 2,850 205
Wickets 171 106 13
Bowling average 24.26 24.20 18.23
5 wickets in innings 8 1
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 6/70 5/50 4/18
Catches/stumpings 26/– 19/– 6/–
Source: CricketArchive, 16 October 2011

After playing for Eldoraigne High School in Centurion, Gauteng, he first played for Namibia in October 2006 as a pace bowler and tail-end batsman, in the South African Airways Three-Day Challenge, making his debut against Limpopo. He took the wickets of Sammy Letsoalo, Jacques Pretorius and Sipho Mashele, but did not bat during the match, following captain Louis Burger's declaration after scoring a century. In his second match for Namibia, he took four wickets. Since then, he has been Namibia's regular opening bowler. After failing to qualify for the ICC World Twenty20 2016, at the age of 29, Klazinga announced his retirement from cricket, leaving a big hole in the weak and inexperienced Namibia Cricket Team.

He was named in the team of the tournament after the ICC Intercontinental Cup in 2007-08.[1]


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