About Heinrich Klaasen
H Klaase or Heinrich Klaasen is 27 years old South Africa’s right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper.
He is actively playing the domestic game with Northerns and Titans whereas on the international side his debut came up against India in an ODI match in February 2018. He has also been the part of the IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore.
H Klaasen was born on 30th July 1991 in Pretoria, Transvaal Province, South Africa as Heinrich Klaasen to Paul Klaasen. He attended Menlopark High School and the University of Pretoria to complete his bachelor’s degree and grabbed his interest in cricket and planned to make it to his college team. This chance got him a first-class debut for the Northerns in the 2012-13 season.
He started his early cricket career with domestic club Northerns who brought him his first-class debut in 2012-13. He remained consistent in his performance rising the ranks as starting with an average of 42 in his debut season and inflating it to 65 in his third.
In February 2017, he ran a successful
inning where he helped the Titans beat the Dolphins falling just short of a double-hundred in the game. He finished the season as the seventh-highest run-scorer and soon managed to get his international ticket playing a match against New Zealand in the role of reserve wicketkeeper. It was his bad fortune that he didn’t make in the playing XI.
He has even received the praise from South Africa’s National Academy coach Shukri Conrad to be close enough to Indian wicket-keeper M.S Dhoni in-game. He was also part of the T20 Global League which got canceled later on followed by his appearance in IPL playing for Rajasthan Royals on April 2018.
He participated in Mzansi Super League T20 tournament from the side of Durban Heat and in December 2018 made his entry in 2019 IPL playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore and also for Toronto Nationals franchise in the Global T20 Canada tournament.
On the international side, he made his ODI debut against India on the spot of Quinton de Kock as he was ruled out of injury. In this series, he received the title of Man of the Match and made 43 runs off 27 balls in his fourth ODI against India. He even played his T20I debut against India followed by his Test match against Australia in which he didn’t play. He recently went for an ODI and T20I match against Pakistan in February 2019.
He is in a marital relationship with Sone Martins since 2015. His wife is a radiographer by profession.
It is estimated to be around R1.105 million.