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5 Wiaan Mulder Facts: From Jo-Berg To ODI

Wiaan Mulder is a South African professional international cricketer. A well-built man with broad shoulders, the South African cricketer has shown signs of extravagant stroke play with an orthodox technique. He rose quickly through the ranks and with some medium-pace and the much sought-after variations in modern cricket and immediately impressed selectors to be selected for the 2016 U-19 World Cup. 

Wiaan Mulder: A Quick Bio + 5 Interesting Things About His Life! 

1. Quick Facts:

  • Full Name : Pieter Willem Adriaan Mulder
  • Born: February 19, 1998, Gauteng
  • Major Teams : Gauteng Under-15s, Gauteng Under-17s, Lions, South Africa Under-17s Invitation XI, South Africa Under-19s
  • Batting Style: Right-Hand Bat
  • Bowling Style: Right-Arm Medium
  • Nick Name: Wiaan
  • Playing Role: Allrounder

2. Wiaan Mulder was born and raised in Johannesburg: 

Wiaan Mulder who is officially known as Peter Willem Adrian Mulder was born on 19 February 1998. The South African cricketer was born in Johannesburg, Gutenberg. He studied at St. Stephen’s College in that city. Prior to his debut in first-class cricket, he was a member of the South African squad for the 2016 ICC Under-19 World Cup. 

3. He is one of the members of the South African cricket team:

Wayne Mulder, better known as Wiaan Mulder, represents the Lions in domestic first-class South African cricket. He is basically playing as an all-rounder in the team. He specializes in right-handed batting as well as right-handed medium bowling.

Wiaan Mulder has been playing international cricket for South Africa since the late 2010s. He made his Test debut in March 2019 after making his one-day international debut for South Africa in October 2016.

4. Childhood and first-class cricket:

Mulder started playing cricket in college and Wayne Mulder’s first-class playing career has been going on since 2016 as he was scouted into youth cricket in his teens. In domestic cricket, he played for the Highland Lions and Gottingen. He was selected to play for the Highveld Lions in the 2018-19 season in June 2016. 

5. In international cricket:

A rising all-rounder in the South African circuit, Wayne Mulder made his international debut on October 22, 2016 at the age of 18. He took part in the third ODI in East London.

Wiaan Mulder has played only one Test and ten ODIs in his entire playing career. He made his Test debut on February 21, 2019 against Sri Lanka in Port Elizabeth. This was his only Test participation. He has not been seen in any Tests since then. On the other hand, he made his ODI debut on October 22, 2016 against the Bangladesh team in East London. On March 6, 2019, he played in the last ODI against Sri Lanka, who were visiting Centurion.

In February 2018 he took part in the Test series against Australia in the South African squad and in January 2019, he was included in the T20I squad against visiting Pakistan. He was again disappointed having not played. In February 2019, he was named a member of the South African Test team where he got a chance to play against Sri Lanka. His debut match was completed in the second Test of the series in Port Elizabeth on February 21, 2019. The same year, Wiaan Mulder signed with Kent County Cricket Club to play in the County Championship in England. The South African was featured in three matches for Kent prior to being recalled to the South African team, ahead of their international schedule. 

All in all, Wiaan Mulder’s batting ability is one very promising area for the 23-year-old who has joined South Africa’s strategic thinking in developing a batting all-rounder for the Test squad. 

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