Wiaan Mulder

Pieter Willem Adriaan Mulder (born 19 February 1998), known as Wiaan Mulder, is a South African professional cricketer. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut for the South Africa national cricket team in October 2017 before going on to make his Test cricket debut in March 2019.[1] Domestically he plays for Highveld Lions and Gauteng.

Wiann Mulder
Personal information
Full namePieter Willem Adriaan Mulder
Born (1998-02-19) 19 February 1998 (age 23)
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium
RoleAll-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 336)21 February 2019 v Sri Lanka
Last Test18 June 2021 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 123)22 October 2017 v Bangladesh
Last ODI6 March 2019 v Sri Lanka
Only T20I (cap 93)16 April 2021 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2016/17–2020/21Highveld Lions
2017/18–Gauteng
2019Kent (squad no. 14)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 5 10 39 35
Runs scored 135 74 1,947 491
Batting average 19.28 14.80 37.44 22.31
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 5/6 0/1
Top score 36 19* 146 66
Balls bowled 546 318 4,865 1,251
Wickets 11 8 105 35
Bowling average 25.45 38.50 25.52 32.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 3/25 2/59 7/25 3/32
Catches/stumpings 6/– 4/– 24/– 9/–
Source: CricInfo, 18 June 2021

Mulder was born at Johannesburg and educated at St Stithians College in the city.[1][2] He played age-group cricket for Gauteng from under-13 level onwards.[2]

Domestic careerEdit

Mulder made his first-class cricket debut at The Wanderers for Highveld Lions against Cape Cobras in the 2016–17 Sunfoil Series in October 2016 whist still at school. He took seven wickets on debut, including 3/10 in the Cobras first innings.[3] Prior to his debut, he was part of South Africa's squad for the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.[4] He made his Twenty20 (T20) debut for Highveld Lions in the 2016–17 CSA T20 Challenge in November 2016[5] and his List A debut in the 2016–17 Momentum One Day Cup in February 2017.[6]

In June 2018, he was named in the squad for the Highveld Lions team for the 2018–19 season.[7] In September 2018, he was named in Gauteng's squad for the 2018 Africa T20 Cup.[8] In May 2019, Mulder signed with Kent County Cricket Club to play in the 2019 County Championship in England.[9][10] He played in three matches for Kent before being recalled to the South African team, ahead of their international schedule.[11]

In September 2019, he was named in the squad for the Tshwane Spartans team for the 2019 Mzansi Super League tournament.[12] In January 2021, Mulder signed with Leicestershire County Cricket Club to play in domestic cricket in England.[13] In April 2021, he was named in Gauteng's squad, ahead of the 2021–22 cricket season in South Africa.[14]

International careerEdit

In October 2017, he was added to South Africa's ODI squad for their series against Bangladesh[15] and made his international debut on 22 October aged 18.[10][16]

In February 2018, he was named in South Africa's Test squad for their series against Australia, but did not play[17] and in August 2018 was named in the Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for the one-off match against Sri Lanka, but again did not play in the fixture.[18] In January 2019, he was again named in South Africa's T20I squad, this time for their series against Pakistan, but did not play.[19] In February, Mulder was once again named in South Africa's squad, this time for their Test series against Sri Lanka.[20] He made his Test debut against Sri Lanka on 21 February 2019.[21]

In April 2021, Mulder was added to South Africa's T20I squad for their series against Pakistan.[22] He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for South Africa, against Pakistan, on 16 April 2021.[23]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Wiaan Mulder". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b Wiaan Mulder, CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  3. ^ Moonda F (2016) Keshav Maharaj bowls Dolphins to innings win, CricInfo. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Tony de Zorzi to lead South Africa at U-19 World Cup". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  5. ^ "CSA T20 Challenge, Lions v Titans at Johannesburg, Nov 12, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Momentum One Day Cup, Titans v Lions at Centurion, Feb 26, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  7. ^ "bizhub Highveld Lions' Squad Boasts Full Arsenal of Players". Highveld Lions. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Gauteng Squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Wiaan Mulder joins Kent for County Championship stint". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  10. ^ a b Hogwood C (2019) Kent sign South African Wiann Mulder as new overseas player, Kent Online, 7 May 2019. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Wiaan Mulder's Kent spell ends early ahead of South Africa tour of India". The Cricketer. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  12. ^ "MSL 2.0 announces its T20 squads". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Wiaan Mulder joins Leicestershire as 2021 overseas signing". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  14. ^ "CSA reveals Division One squads for 2021/22". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  15. ^ "Mulder replaces injured Parnell for ODIs; Frylinck earns maiden T20I call". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  16. ^ "3rd ODI, Bangladesh tour of South Africa at East London, Oct 22 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  17. ^ "Klaasen, Mulder in Test squad to face Australia". ESPN Cricinfo. 24 February 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  18. ^ "Chance for South Africa to finish Sri Lanka tour on a high". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  19. ^ "Uncapped Lutho Sipamla in South Africa T20I squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  20. ^ "Mulder in South Africa squad for SL Tests". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  21. ^ "2nd Test, Sri Lanka tour of South Africa at Port Elizabeth, Feb 21-25 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  22. ^ "Hamstring injury rules Temba Bavuma out of Pakistan T20Is". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  23. ^ "4th T20I, Centurion, Apr 16 2021, Pakistan tour of South Africa". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 April 2021.

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