|D. O. B.||30 July, 1991|
The blossoming of Klaasen on the international stage in 2018 was one of the highlights of the season for the Multiply Titans. Given the number of match-winning performances, across all formats, he has delivered for the franchise since making his debut in 2014, it was obvious the wicketkeeper batsman has what it takes to succeed at international level.
The product of Hoerskool Menlopark was a key member of the TUKS team that won international university title and dominated Club Cricket in South Africa, and the ability of the quietly-spoken young man to make runs when they were most needed saw him claim the title of the Titans’ Player of the season for 2016/17.
The calmness of the 26-year-old at the crease stood out when made his Proteas debut against India, earning himself a lucrative IPL contract with the Rajasthan Royals in the process, and the Titans’ four-day captain also provides the extra benefits of tidy glovework and some useful off-spin in 50-over cricket to his bag of tricks.