Paarl Rocks have beefed up their squad, with all-rounder David Wiese and Australian T20 batsman Michael Klinger joining for the Mzansi Super League T20.
The 33-year-old Wiese will take the place of Cameron Delport during his absence due to his previous commitments to a T10 tournament in Dubai. Klinger, who plays for Gloucestershire in England, will take the place of Paul Stirling, who is no longer available.
Klinger has scored 5 428 runs at a strike rate of 124.66 in his 180 T20 games. He has played in three T20I matches for Australia, having made his debut in 2017.
Wiese has played in 172 T20 matches, scoring 1 444 runs at a formidable 145.56 strike rate. He has also taken 137 wickets at an average of 24.96.
James Fortuin, the chief executive officer of the Paarl Rocks outfit, said that the team is shaping up to be a formidable force. Apart from the national and international players, the Paarl Rocks is brimming with local flavour, such as Bjorn Fortuin and Henry Davids, and Fortuin said that the franchise was delighted to attract players of such calibre to the team.
‘We have put together a very promising side who I’m sure will make us proud. With Faf du Plessis‚ Tabraiz Shamsi and Dwayne Bravo all a part of our arsenal, we’ve blended a good mix of youth and experience,’ added Fortuin.
Paarl Rocks have also announced further details of their backroom staff appointments. These include Henry Williams (bowling coach), Harishankar Narayanasan (analyst), Dieter Swanepoel (fitness coach) and Brent Martin (physio).
Paarl Rocks squad
Michael Klinger (Australia)
Faf du Plessis
Dwayne Bravo (Trinidad and Tobago)
Vaughan van Jaarsveld
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