Heinrich Klaasen can light the touchpaper on South Africa’s explosive World Cup cocktail
Heinrich Klaasen can be exactly the X-factor that South Africa need at the World Cup, writes Katya Witney. This article first appeared in issue 71 of Wisden Cricket Monthly, a World Cup special.
No one in the world is hitting it as well as Heinrich Klaasen. From only playing two matches in the T20 World Cup nine months ago, to a blazing purple patch of centuries, sixes and more sixes – it’s a modus operandi that makes South Africa World Cup dark horses.
You can trace Klaasen’s explosion through the myriad franchise T20 competitions this year. He served up the goods for his home fans in the first edition of the SA20, mullering a hundred off 43 balls – b