Picture of Morne van Wyk

Morne van Wyk

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Slow left-arm orthodox
Played for:
South Africa, South African Academy, Dolphins, FreeState/Griquas, Free State, KwaZulu Natal, Rest of South Africa, South Africa A, South African Invitation XI, Kolkata, Diamond Eagles, South Africa Under-19, Knights
Roles played:
WicketKeeper
Home country:
South Africa
Born:
March 20, 1979, Bloemfontein, Orange Free State

Profile

Bloemfontein groomed yet another quality cricketer to have played for South Africa in Morne van Wyk, among many others. His solid and attacking batting earned him respect in his team, Free State since his debut in 1996-97. He was also a regular wicket-keeper for Free State because of his natural ball-skills.

van Wyk’s all-round abilities helped in his selection for South Africa’s one-day side to play in England in 2003 and he ultimately made his debut in the final match at the epic Lord’s. Once considered to be Mark Boucher’s long-term replacement, van Wyk fell short of opportunities. Then with the advent of the exceptionally talented AB de Villiers, his hopes of a fruitful international career were further diminished. Despite that, he continued to be a prolific run-scorer for the Knights in all three formats of the game and became a regular feature in the South Africa A squad, captaining the side in 2010 to a tournament win. 


Fast Facts

  • Apart from cricket, Morne van Wyk played rugby, tennis and hockey at provincial level and also played for South Africa in Under-19 colours.
  • In a T20I against India, he scored the fastest ever fifty by a South African which came off just 24 balls.
  • His brother Divan van Wyk has also played for the Eagles.

 


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
ODI 13 13 331 1 27.58 70.87 0 3 82
T20 3 2 68 0 34 158.14 0 1 67
IPL 5 5 167 2 55.66 126.51 0 1 74
CLT20 4 4 74 0 18.5 110.44 0 0 47
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 8 1 1
T20 2 0 0
IPL 7 0 0

Career

Span:
ODI:
2003-2011
 
T20:
2007-2011
 
IPL:
2009-2009
 
CLT20:
2009-2009
ODI
Debut:
South Africa Vs England at Lord's, London - Jul 12, 2003
Last played:
South Africa Vs Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Mar 19, 2011
T20
Debut:
South Africa Vs Pakistan at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Feb 02, 2007
Last played:
South Africa Vs India at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban - Jan 09, 2011
IPL
Debut:
Kolkata Vs Bangalore at Kingsmead, Durban - Apr 29, 2009
Last played:
Kolkata Vs Delhi at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - May 10, 2009
CLT20
Debut:
Diamond Eagles Vs New South Wales at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Oct 09, 2009
Last played:
Diamond Eagles Vs Trinidad and Tobago at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - Oct 18, 2009
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