Former Proteas all-rounder David Wiese will likely be named in Namibia’s squad for the T20 World Cup later this year.
Wiese played 20 T20Is and six ODIs for South Africa from 2013 to 2016.
He has since played in several domestic T20 tournaments around the world, including the Indian Premier League, Pakistan Super League, Bangladesh Premier League and Caribbean Premier League
Wiese is currently with Sussex in the T20 Blast in the United Kingdom.
“David’s dad was born here, so he’s eligible to play for Namibia. He’s playing in the T20 Blast in England, but will join us after that,” head coach Pierre de Bruyn was quoted as saying by the Namibian website.
“He is also available going forward after the T20 World Cup, so I’m super excited about that.”
The 2021 T20 World Cup will be hosted by the United Arab Emirates and Oman, from 17 October to 14 November. Namibia have been pooled with the Netherlands, Ireland and Sri Lanka in the first round of the tournament.
Former Proteas Rusty Theron and Roelof van der Merwe also played international cricket for the United States and Netherlands, respectively.