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JJ Smuts      

Full name Jon-Jon Trevor Smuts

Born September 21, 1988, Grahamstown, Cape Province

Current age 29 years 3 days

Major teams South Africa, Eastern Province, South Africa A, South Africa Under-19s, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Warriors

Playing role Batting allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Relation Brother - KR Smuts

Jon-Jon Trevor Smuts
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
T20Is Insights on t20i 6 6 0 110 45 18.33 96 114.58 0 0 11 5 1 0
First-class 81 150 8 4609 150* 32.45 7457 61.80 9 26 670 21 46 0
List A 110 106 4 3523 173* 34.53 4434 79.45 6 23 395 37 32 0
T20s Insights on t20 101 100 9 2502 107* 27.49 2008 124.60 2 11 255 82 22 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
T20Is Insights on t20i 6 4 52 72 1 1/19 1/19 72.00 8.30 52.0 0 0 0
First-class 81 104 6599 3736 102 6/80 10/165 36.62 3.39 64.6 5 1 1
List A 110 83 3056 2611 62 4/4 4/4 42.11 5.12 49.2 2 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 101 77 1306 1426 60 3/15 3/15 23.76 6.55 21.7 0 0 0
Career statistics
T20I debut South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Jan 20, 2017 scorecard
Last T20I England v South Africa at Cardiff, Jun 25, 2017 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Eastern Province v KwaZulu-Natal at Port Elizabeth, Feb 15-17, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class Lions v Warriors at Johannesburg, Sep 19-22, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Eastern Province v Border at Port Elizabeth, Nov 11, 2007 scorecard
Last List A South Africa A v India A at Pretoria, Jul 26, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Warriors v Zimbabwe at Port Elizabeth, Mar 25, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s England v South Africa at Cardiff, Jun 25, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
117, 2/27, 58, 0/25 Warriors v Lions Johannesburg 19 Sep 2017 FC
0/12, 0 SA A v India A Pretoria 26 Jul 2017 LA
29 South Africa v England Cardiff 25 Jun 2017 T20I # 616
45, 0/11 South Africa v England Taunton 23 Jun 2017 T20I # 615
0, 0/20 South Africa v England Southampton 21 Jun 2017 T20I # 614
0/53, 22 SA A v Eng Lions Northampton 3 Jun 2017 LA
15, 0/50 SA A v Eng Lions Nottingham 1 Jun 2017 LA
9 SA A v Yorkshire Leeds 27 May 2017 LA
1/61, 13 Warriors v Titans Centurion 31 Mar 2017 LA
11, 1/30 Warriors v Knights Bloemfontein 27 Mar 2017 LA
Profile

So good they named him twice? Perhaps not yet, but Jon-Jon Smuts is an aggressive, clean-hitting opening batsman who has made a name as one of the most entertaining cricketers to watch in shorter formats. He has been a cricketer since he could see over the top of a pair of pads at the age of six, he is unusual in that he opens the batting in all three formats, and he is no mean left-arm spinner. Smuts was part of the South African squad that reached the semi-finals of the Under-19 World Cup against Pakistan in Sri Lanka in 2007-08. In fact, it was Smuts' 58 - which earned him Man-of-the-Match honours - that put the South Africans in the final, which they lost to India. Smuts was also in the South African squad that won the 2010 Emerging Players Tournament in Australia.
But it took Smuts several seasons before he was able to break through at the highest level. Despite finishing fifth in the first-class competition's batting charts in the 2011-12 season, when he averaged 43.64, Smuts positioned himself more as a limited-overs cricketer. He was third among run-scorers in the 2014-15 season's one-day cup, scoring 592 runs at 59.20 with six fifties to his name. His reputation for big hitting earned him a CPL contract in 2016. Smuts finished as the leading run-scorer in South Africa's domestic T20 competition in the 2016-17 season and was finally selected in South Africa's T20 squad to play Sri Lanka in three matches in January 2017.
ESPNcricinfo staff

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Jun 23, 2017

JJ Smuts struck some meaty blows in his 45, England v South Africa, 2nd T20I, Taunton, June 23, 2017

JJ Smuts struck some meaty blows in his 45

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Jan 25, 2017

Jon-Jon Smuts hits down the ground, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20, Cape Town, January 25, 2017

Jon-Jon Smuts hits down the ground

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Jan 20, 2017

Jon-Jon Smuts goes over the leg side, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I, Centurion, January 20, 2017

Jon-Jon Smuts goes over the leg side

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