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jayant   |  2022-05-17

Ruben Trumpelmann: 10 Captivating facts about Namibia’s New Cricket Sensation

Ruben Trumpelmann, the South-Africa-born Namibian cricketer, is one of the best associate cricketers from this generation.

Trumpelmann, with all his left-arm fast bowling, has impressed all the avid cricket lovers of the world.

So here, we have listed down 10 interesting facts about Ruben Trumpelmann.

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1) On 1 February 1998, Ruben Trumpelmann was born in the city of Durban in South Africa

2) On 12 November 2017, Ruben Trumpelmann made his List-A debut for Northerns against the Easterns in the 2017–18 CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge

Even though Trumpelmann took 2-50 in his ten overs, the match got abandoned due to rain.

3) On 23 November 2017, Trumpelmann made his first-class debut for Northerns against KwaZulu-Natal Inland in the 2017–18 Sunfoil 3-Day Cup at Pretoria

In this match, he only bowled 11 overs but managed to pick three crucial wickets.

4) On 14 September 2018, Ruben Trumpelmann made his T20 debut for Northerns against the Free State in the 2018 Africa T20 Cup

5) Trumpelmann, with 23 wickets in eight matches, was the leading wicket-taker in the 2018–19 CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup

6) Trumpelmann’s father was born in Windhoek in Namibia

So, through his father, Trumpelmann became eligible to play international cricket for Namibia.

7) In March 2021, Ruben got named in Namibia’s T20I squad for their series against Uganda.

Trumpelmann was also a member of Namibia’s T20I squad for the 2021 Summer T20 Bash.

8) On 5 October 2021, Ruben Trumpelmann made his T20I debut for Namibia against the UAE in Dubai

He ended with figures of 2-22 as Namibia beat UAE by 17 runs.

9) On 27 October 2021, against Scotland, Ruben Trumpelmann became the first bowler to take three wickets in the first over of a T20I match

He was the best bowler for Namibia in that match, with figures of 3-17

10) On 26 November 2021, Trumpelmann made his ODI debut for Namibia against Oman in Windhoek

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