Roelof van der Merwe      

Full name Roelof Erasmus van der Merwe

Born December 31, 1984, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Current age 33 years 197 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 Insights on odi 13 7 3 39 12 9.75 41 95.12 0 0 3 2 3 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 25 16 6 211 48 21.10 158 133.54 0 0 15 8 13 0
First-class 63 102 14 3053 205* 34.69 4357 70.07 6 18 355 36 46 0
List A 173 142 42 2652 165* 26.52 2658 99.77 1 10 215 74 66 0
T20s Insights on t20 176 132 36 2014 89* 20.97 1544 130.44 0 8 179 78 70 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs Insights on odi 13 13 705 561 17 3/27 3/27 33.00 4.77 41.4 0 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 25 24 504 570 31 2/3 2/3 18.38 6.78 16.2 0 0 0
First-class 63 106 8738 4342 123 4/22 8/104 35.30 2.98 71.0 6 0 0
List A 173 162 7626 6136 236 5/26 5/26 26.00 4.82 32.3 12 4 0
T20s Insights on t20 176 170 3405 4022 163 3/13 3/13 24.67 7.08 20.8 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 Netherlands v Ireland at Rotterdam, Jun 13, 2018 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Limpopo v Northerns at Duiwelskloof, Dec 7-9, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Somerset v Nottinghamshire at Taunton, Jun 9-12, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Northerns v North West at Pretoria, Oct 15, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton, Jun 6, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Titans v Warriors at Benoni, Mar 28, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s Gloucestershire v Somerset at Bristol, Jul 13, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
11, 1/15 Somerset v Gloucs Bristol 13 Jul 2018 T20
12*, 0/35 Somerset v Kent Taunton 8 Jul 2018 T20
0/22 Somerset v Gloucs Taunton 6 Jul 2018 T20
2/24, 37 Netherlands v Ireland Rotterdam 13 Jun 2018 T20I # 672
0, 1/5, 4/138 Somerset v Notts Taunton 9 Jun 2018 FC
2/70, 12 Somerset v Hampshire Southampton 6 Jun 2018 LA
18* Somerset v Gloucs Taunton 1 Jun 2018 LA
3, 0/2 Somerset v Kent Canterbury 29 May 2018 LA
52, 1/19 Somerset v Middlesex Taunton 27 May 2018 LA
1/58, 61 Somerset v Essex Chelmsford 25 May 2018 LA
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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Jun 11, 2018

Roelof van der Merwe celebrates a breakthrough, Somerset v Nottinghamshire, County Championship, Division One, Taunton, June 11, 2018

Roelof van der Merwe celebrates a breakthrough

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Mar 12, 2018

Roelof van der Merwe took a stunning catch to dismiss Chris Gayle, West Indies v Netherlands, World Cup Qualifier, Harare, March 12, 2018

Roelof van der Merwe took a stunning catch to dismiss Chris Gayle

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Dec 6, 2017

Roelof van der Merwe roars after an appeal for lbw is upheld, Namibia v Netherlands, 2015-17 WCL Championship, Dubai, December 6, 2017

Roelof van der Merwe roars after an appeal is upheld

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Notes

South Africa Player of the Year 2009

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