Adrian Kuiper

Country: South Africa
Born: August 24, 1959, Johannesburg, Transvaal
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium, Right arm Offbreak

Adrian Kuiper Bio

Adrian Paul Kuiper is a former South African cricketer who made a significant impact with his powerful batting and versatile all-round skills. Born on January 12, 1959, in Cape Town, Kuiper became renowned for his explosive hitting and valuable contributions both with the bat and ball.

Kuiper first rose to prominence while playing for Western Province in domestic cricket. It was during a day-night match in 1989 that he showcased his true potential as a big-hitting allrounder. Facing a Rebel English XI, Kuiper showcased his destructive abilities by smashing a blistering knock of 117 runs off just 49 deliveries. This innings not only astounded the opposition but also created a buzz around his abilities.

In 1991, Kuiper’s impressive performances earned him a call-up to the South African national team. However, his international opportunities were limited, with only one Test match and 25 One Day Internationals (ODIs) to his name. Despite limited chances, Kuiper always showed immense promise and continued to make valuable contributions whenever given the opportunity.

South Africa’s return to international cricket in 1991 marked a significant moment for Kuiper’s career. However, at the age of 32, he was past his prime, and his chances of making a lasting impact were limited. Nevertheless, in the first ODI against India, Kuiper displayed his batting prowess by scoring 43 runs, including one monumental six that earned him a standing ovation from the Eden Gardens crowd. His knock played a crucial role in his team’s total of 177. Additionally, he also showcased his ability with the ball by picking up the wicket of legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev.

Kuiper’s contributions did not go unnoticed, and he was briefly appointed as the vice-captain of the South African team, a testament to his leadership qualities and cricketing acumen. While his international career may not have reached the heights he desired, Kuiper will always be remembered for his dynamic batting style and his ability to turn the game with his all-round abilities.

Throughout his career, Kuiper remained a reliable performer in South African domestic cricket. He continued to represent Western Province and made valuable contributions for his team. Despite missing out on many international matches, Kuiper’s passion for the game remained unwavering, and he continued to inspire young cricketers through his consistency and dedication.

Beyond his cricketing career, Kuiper is known for his engaging personality and being a sportsperson with a strong work ethic. He has always been regarded as a team player and, despite the limited international opportunities, remained an influential figure within his team. Kuiper’s impact has not only been felt on the cricket field but also off it, where he has inspired others to pursue their dreams and work hard.

Although Adrian Kuiper’s international career may have been limited, his impact as a powerful batsman and handy all-rounder remains etched in cricketing history. With an impressive domestic record and numerous match-winning performances, he continues to be hailed as one of South Africa’s finest all-rounders. As his legacy endures, Kuiper’s passion for the game serves as an inspiration to aspiring cricketers, emphasizing the importance of perseverance and dedication in achieving one’s goals.

Adrian Kuiper Career Stats

Adrian Kuiper Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 34 34 17 175 19.42 0 0 4 0 1 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 25 23 7 539 63* 33.68 662 81.41 0 3 37 11 3 0
FC 165 276 31 7899 161* 32.24 - - 9 46 - - 106 0
List A 252 239 47 6329 118 32.96 - - 5 35 - - 82 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Adrian Kuiper Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 25 19 588 518 18 3/33 3/33 28.77 5.28 32.6 0 0 0
FC 165 - 12105 5828 196 6/55 - 29.73 2.88 61.7 - 4 0
List A 252 - 7250 5414 221 5/47 5/47 24.49 4.48 32.8 5 1 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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