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Morné Nico van Wyk (born 20 March 1979) is a right-handed South African cricketer who has played in 17 One Day Internationals for the Proteas.[1][2]

Morné van Wyk
Personal information
Full nameMorné Nico van Wyk
Born (1979-03-20) 20 March 1979 (age 39)
Bloemfontein, Orange Free State Province, South Africa
BattingRight-handed
RoleWicketkeeper, Opening Batsman
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 75)12 July 2003 v England
Last ODI26 August 2015 v New Zealand
ODI shirt no.44
T20I debut (cap 27)2 February 2007 v Pakistan
Last T20I16 August 2015 v new Zealand
T20I shirt no.15
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2018-presentDurban Heat
Career statistics
Competition ODIs FC LA T20I
Matches 17 137 217 8
Runs scored 425 7,567 7,890 225
Batting average 26.56 37.09 42.64 37.50
100s/50s 0/4 11/25 13/30 1/1
Top score 82 200* 175* 114*
Balls bowled 78 129
Wickets 2 7
Bowling average 18.00 16.42
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 2/25 2/28
Catches/stumpings 10/1 357/14 210/23 5/–
Source: CricketArchive, 14 January 2015

He has also functioned as a wicket-keeper. He made his ODI debut at Lords in 2003 scoring 17 in a very low scoring game. He is also the brother of fellow Eagles player Divan van Wyk. On 9 January 2011 in a Twenty20 International match against India, Morné scored the quickest half-century ever by a South African. It came off only 24 balls.

During the 2014–15 West Indian tour of South Africa, van Wyk scored a Twenty20 International century in the third T20I of the series, and by doing so became the third South African to score a T20I century. He also represented the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League scoring 167 runs from the 5 matches he played with a highest score of 74.

In August 2017, he was named in Bloem City Blazers' squad for the first season of the T20 Global League.[3] However, in October 2017, Cricket South Africa initially postponed the tournament until November 2018, with it being cancelled soon after.[4]

In October 2018, he was named in Durban Heat's squad for the first edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament.[5][6]

List A careerEdit

Morne van Wyk along with Cameron Delport set the record for the highest opening stand in List A matches with an unbeaten 367 in the South African Domestic League matches in 2014.[7][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] "Even he if doesn't play for the Proteas in their T20 clash against India, Morné van Wyk is a strong candidate for the World T20."
  2. ^ Knights too strong for Titans 19 February 2012 "A partnership of 97 runs between captain Morné van Wyk and Reeza Hendricks ensured the Knights got over the line in their T20 Challenge match against the Titans"
  3. ^ "T20 Global League announces final team squads". T20 Global League. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Cricket South Africa postpones Global T20 league". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Mzansi Super League - full squad lists". Sport24. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Mzansi Super League Player Draft: The story so far". Independent Online. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Records | List A matches | Partnership records | Highest partnerships by wicket | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-17.
  8. ^ "Knights v Dolphins at Bloemfontein, Oct 17, 2014 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-17.

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