Being raised in South Africa, Kruger van Wyk represented the Northerns in 2001.Waiting for Mark Boucher to retire was not an easy job and the plucky wicket-keeper, van Wyk realized it quite soon when he moved to Canterbury, New Zealand. After being given the captaincy of Canterbury in 2008, he was signed up by the Central Districts in 2010. He is one of those few players who has played professional cricket in three countries, namely South Africa, New Zealand and Scotland.Fast Facts
van Wyk was named in the New Zealand Test squad against the touring Zimbabweans in 2012. However, he made his international debut against South Africa a year later, after Bradley Watling was ruled out of the first Test due to a hip injury.
- Kruger van Wyk became New Zealand's oldest Test debutant since Chris Kuggeleign in 1988. Interestingly, his international debut came against his country of birth, i.e. South Africa.
- New Zealand Vs South Africa at University Oval, Dunedin - Mar 07, 2012
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- New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka at P Sara Oval, Colombo - Nov 25, 2012