Kepler Christoffel Wessels

South Africa Kepler Christoffel Wessels

Plays for South Africa
Age 60 years 38 days
Born September 14, 1957, Bloemfontein, Orange Free State
Batting Style Left-hand bat
Bowling Style
Kepler Wessels was a cricket itinerant and boxing aficionado who, before opening for Australia for four years, played in his native South Africa, in England and in World Series Cricket. He subsequently played for an Australian rebel team in South Africa, and then became SA's first Test captain of the modern era. A fit, lean, brave and slightly ungainly left-hand bat, he made 162 on debut for Australia and averaged 56 in a series against West Indies, no mean feat then. A seemingly severe man, Wessels enjoyed only qualified popularity among Australians, who were unsurprised to see him return to South Africa, but with an average of 43 in 24 Tests, he did give Australia stout service at a difficult time. He went into coaching after retiring, and while he was initially successful at Northants, he found it hard to drive a side operating on a shoestring and he left by mutual consent midway through the 2006 season. Greg Baum
Major Teams Affiliated With
Australia South Africa Eastern Province
Griqualand West Northern Transvaal Orange Free State
Queensland Sussex Valley District Cricket Club
Western Province

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 90 15 0 151 41.53 146 12503 30 331 337
firstClass 132 66 0 268 50.58 254 24738 50 539 316
ODIs 26 1 0 49 2 263 34.35 107 3367 7 105 109
tests 15 6 0 30 3 304 41.00 179 2788 3 71 40

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 0 1 5.08 31.11 4/24 4/24 36 1120 1321 337
firstClass 0 0 2.43 44.15 2/25 13 574 1416 316
ODIs 0 0 0 5.33 37.00 2/16 2/16 18 666 749 23 109
tests 0 0 0 2.80 - - - 0 42 90 6 40
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