David Wiese

Veteran Namibian all-rounder David Wiese announced his retirement from international cricket after his team’s 41-run defeat against England in the T20 World Cup 2024. Wiese, known for his aggressive batting and handy bowling, played a vital role in Namibia’s rise as a competitive force in white-ball cricket.

Following Namibia’s exit from the tournament, Wiese expressed his reservations about continuing at the international level. “I don’t know if there’s much left in me,” he said in a post-match interview. “It’s been a long journey, and I think it’s time to step aside and let the next generation take over.”

Wiese represented Namibia in 34 T20 Internationals, scoring 532 runs at a decent average and picking up 35 wickets with his medium pace bowling. He bowed out with a memorable performance in his final game, scoring a quickfire 27 runs off just 12 balls and taking a wicket in his two overs.

Wiese’s retirement marks the end of an era for Namibian cricket. He was one of the senior players who played a key role in the team’s qualification for the 2021 T20 World Cup and their subsequent rise in the international arena. While Namibia fell short in the 2024 edition, Wiese’s contributions will undoubtedly be remembered by fans and teammates alike.