JJ Smuts      

Full name Jon-Jon Trevor Smuts

Born September 21, 1988, Grahamstown, Cape Province

Current age 28 years 155 days

Major teams South Africa, Eastern Province, 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 3 3 0 36 19 12.00 30 120.00 0 0 5 1 0 0
First-class 80 148 8 4434 150* 31.67 7272 60.97 8 25 647 18 46 0
List A 95 92 3 2920 132 32.80 3736 78.15 4 21 337 22 28 0
Twenty20 98 97 9 2428 107* 27.59 1942 125.02 2 11 249 78 21 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
T20Is 3 2 28 41 1 1/19 1/19 41.00 8.78 28.0 0 0 0
First-class 80 102 6437 3684 100 6/80 10/165 36.84 3.43 64.3 5 1 1
List A 95 70 2551 2192 50 3/16 3/16 43.84 5.15 51.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 98 75 1282 1395 60 3/15 3/15 23.25 6.52 21.3 0 0 0
Career statistics
T20I debut South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Jan 20, 2017 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Sri Lanka at Cape Town, Jan 25, 2017 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Eastern Province v KwaZulu-Natal at Port Elizabeth, Feb 15-17, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class KwaZulu-Natal v Eastern Province at Durban, Jan 12-14, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Eastern Province v Border at Port Elizabeth, Nov 11, 2007 scorecard
Last List A Warriors v Cape Cobras at East London, Feb 22, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Warriors v Zimbabwe at Port Elizabeth, Mar 25, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 South Africa v Sri Lanka at Cape Town, Jan 25, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/44, 9 Warriors v Cape Cobras East London 22 Feb 2017 LA
2/51, 15 Warriors v Lions Johannesburg 19 Feb 2017 LA
19, 0/22 South Africa v Sri Lanka Cape Town 25 Jan 2017 T20I # 591
4, 1/19 South Africa v Sri Lanka Johannesburg 22 Jan 2017 T20I # 590
13 South Africa v Sri Lanka Centurion 20 Jan 2017 T20I # 589
0/44, 24 E. Province v KZ-Natal Durban 15 Jan 2017 LA
0/40, 7 E. Province v KZ-Natal Durban 12 Jan 2017 FC
1/46, 10 E. Province v Border Port Elizabeth 8 Jan 2017 LA
10, 1/50, 0 E. Province v Border Port Elizabeth 5 Jan 2017 FC
0/16, 16 Warriors v Titans Centurion 16 Dec 2016 T20
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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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

© AFP

Jul 9, 2016

JJ Smuts took a return catch to dismiss Dwayne Smith cheaply, Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, CPL 2016, Providence, July 9, 2016

JJ Smuts took a return catch to dismiss Dwayne Smith cheaply

© CPL/Sportsfile

Country Fixtures Country Results
Pool B: E. Province v KZN-Inland at Port Elizabeth - Feb 23-25
KZN-Inland 270 E. Province 58/1 (18 ov)
Cross Pool: North West v Gauteng at Potchefstroom - Feb 23-25
Gauteng 196/2 (64 ov)
Cape Cobras v Titans at Cape Town
Feb 24, 2017 (14:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 07:00 EST | 06:00 CST | 04:00 PST)
Dolphins v LIONS at Durban
Feb 24, 2017 (14:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 07:00 EST | 06:00 CST | 04:00 PST)
3rd ODI: New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington
Feb 25, 2017 (14:00 local | 01:00 GMT | 20:00 EST -1d | 19:00 CST -1d | 17:00 PST -1d)
Knights v Warriors at Kimberley
Feb 25, 2017 (14:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 07:00 EST | 06:00 CST | 04:00 PST)
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