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Roelof van der Merwe      

Full name Roelof Erasmus van der Merwe

Born December 31, 1984, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Current age 30 years 212 days

Major teams Netherlands, South Africa, Brisbane Heat, Delhi Daredevils, Northerns, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Somerset, South Africa A, South Africa Under-19s, St Lucia Zouks, Titans

Also known as Roela

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Education Waterkloof

Roelof Erasmus van der Merwe
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 13 7 3 39 12 9.75 41 95.12 0 0 3 2 3 0
T20Is 18 10 5 122 48 24.40 97 125.77 0 0 5 7 10 0
First-class 47 76 12 2350 205* 36.71 3362 69.89 3 17 297 24 37 0
List A 128 103 33 1639 93 23.41 1612 101.67 0 5 132 52 40 0
Twenty20 140 102 24 1533 89* 19.65 1219 125.75 0 7 136 60 53 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 13 13 705 561 17 3/27 3/27 33.00 4.77 41.4 0 0 0
T20Is 18 18 384 435 23 2/10 2/10 18.91 6.79 16.6 0 0 0
First-class 47 77 5514 2858 67 4/59 7/143 42.65 3.10 82.2 2 0 0
List A 128 121 5715 4522 173 5/26 5/26 26.13 4.74 33.0 9 4 0
Twenty20 140 135 2682 3141 133 3/18 3/18 23.61 7.02 20.1 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut South Africa v Australia at Centurion, Apr 5, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v South Africa at Port of Spain, Jun 3, 2010 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v Australia at Centurion, Mar 29, 2009 scorecard
Last T20I Ireland v Netherlands at Dublin (Malahide), Jul 25, 2015 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Limpopo v Northerns at Duiwelskloof, Dec 7-9, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Titans v Knights at Centurion, Mar 26-29, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Northerns v North West at Pretoria, Oct 15, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Cape Cobras v Titans at Cape Town, Jan 30, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Titans v Warriors at Benoni, Mar 28, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Ireland v Netherlands at Dublin (Malahide), Jul 25, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/24, 0* Netherlands v Ireland Dublin (Malahide) 25 Jul 2015 T20I # 447
1/27, 18 Netherlands v Namibia Dublin (Malahide) 21 Jul 2015 T20
1/12, 2 Netherlands v Kenya Edinburgh 18 Jul 2015 T20
1/27, 4* Netherlands v Canada Edinburgh (Golden) 17 Jul 2015 T20
11, 1/22 Netherlands v Oman Edinburgh 14 Jul 2015 T20
2/10 Netherlands v U.A.E. Edinburgh 12 Jul 2015 T20I # 434
24, 2/22 Netherlands v Scotland Edinburgh 11 Jul 2015 T20I # 433
2/47, 1 Netherlands v Afghanistan Edinburgh 9 Jul 2015 T20I # 431
1/8, 3 Netherlands v Hong Kong Edinburgh 6 Jul 2015 Other T20
40*, 2/27 Netherlands v Nepal Rotterdam 3 Jul 2015 T20I # 427
Profile

With just a clutch of domestic and Under-19 matches to his credit, Roelof van der Merwe marked his Twenty20 international debut for South Africa with a quickfire 48 and 1 for 30. He was duly named Man of the Match. It marked a quick rise for a tidy left-arm spinner who can hit the ball hard.

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Jul 11, 2015

Roelof van der Merwe attempts a diving catch, Scotland v Netherlands, World T20 Qualifier, Group B, Edinburgh, July 11, 2015

Roelof van der Merwe attempts a diving catch

© ICC/Donald MacLeod

Sep 22, 2013

Roelof van der Merwe exults after dismissing M Vijay, Chennai Super Kings v Titans, Champions League 2013, Group B, Ranchi, September 22, 2013

Roelof van der Merwe exults after dismissing M Vijay

© BCCI

Aug 6, 2013

Roelof van der Merwe exults after taking a wicket, South Africa A v Australia A, tri-series, Pretoria, August 6, 2013

Roelof van der Merwe exults after taking a wicket

© Getty Images

Notes

South Africa Player of the Year 2009

Tournament Results
Mum Indians v Royals at Delhi - Oct 6, 2013
Mum Indians won by 33 runs
Trinidad & T v Mum Indians at Delhi - Oct 5, 2013
Mum Indians won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Royals v Super Kings at Jaipur - Oct 4, 2013
Royals won by 14 runs
Super Kings v Trinidad & T at Delhi - Oct 2, 2013
Trinidad & T won by 8 wickets (with 29 balls remaining)
Mum Indians v Scorchers at Delhi - Oct 2, 2013
Mum Indians won by 6 wickets (with 40 balls remaining)
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