• Rocks keep Wiese as Klinger replacement

    Former Proteas all-rounder David Wiese has been retained by the Paarl Rocks for the remainder of the Mzansi Super League.

    Wiese was initially recruited as a short-term replacement during batsman Cameron Delport’s stint with Pakhtoons in the United Arab Emirates’ T10 League.

    The 33-year-old Wiese, however, will remain with the Rocks for the rest of the inaugural MSL after Australian opener Michael Klinger was sidelined by an injury sustained during Sunday’s victory over the Cape Town Blitz.

    Klinger has since returned to Australia.

    Wiese played six ODIs and 20 T20Is between 2013 and 2016 – and has since forged a successful career with Sussex as a Kolpak cricketer.

    The Rocks currently occupy third position in the tournament’s six-team standings on the back of two triumphs in four attempts. They are captained by Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis.

    They will play the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Friday – and Durban Heat in Paarl on Sunday.

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