Roelof van der Merwe      

Full name Roelof Erasmus van der Merwe

Born December 31, 1984, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Current age 31 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 21 12 5 125 48 17.85 102 122.54 0 0 5 7 11 0
First-class 52 84 13 2507 205* 35.30 3664 68.42 3 18 310 24 41 0
List A 137 110 35 1815 93 24.20 1817 99.88 0 6 144 55 45 0
Twenty20 155 114 29 1726 89* 20.30 1346 128.23 0 8 150 70 60 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 21 20 408 466 26 2/3 2/3 17.92 6.85 15.6 0 0 0
First-class 52 86 6390 3340 82 4/59 7/143 40.73 3.13 77.9 2 0 0
List A 137 128 6009 4771 183 5/26 5/26 26.07 4.76 32.8 9 4 0
Twenty20 155 149 2934 3454 142 3/16 3/16 24.32 7.06 20.6 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 Dharamsala, Mar 13, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Limpopo v Northerns at Duiwelskloof, Dec 7-9, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Somerset v Lancashire at Taunton, May 1-4, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Northerns v North West at Pretoria, Oct 15, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton, Jul 26, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Titans v Warriors at Benoni, Mar 28, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Glamorgan v Somerset at Cardiff, Jul 22, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/50, 41 Somerset v Middlesex Taunton 26 Jul 2016 LA
5, 3/54 Somerset v Glamorgan Taunton 24 Jul 2016 LA
7, 0/36 Somerset v Glamorgan Cardiff 22 Jul 2016 T20
2, 1/20 Somerset v Middlesex Taunton 15 Jul 2016 T20
0/28, 5 Somerset v Surrey The Oval 8 Jul 2016 T20
0/28, 24* Somerset v Kent Taunton 7 Jul 2016 T20
10*, 0/23 Somerset v Gloucs Taunton 1 Jul 2016 T20
1/4, 17* Somerset v Middlesex Lord's 23 Jun 2016 T20
0/17 Somerset v Hampshire Taunton 19 Jun 2016 T20
18*, 3/16 Somerset v Gloucs Bristol 17 Jun 2016 T20
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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May 2, 2016

Roelof van der Merwe removed Steven Croft for 94, Somerset v Lancashire, County Championship, Division One, Taunton, 2nd day, May 2, 2016

Roelof van der Merwe removed Steven Croft for 94

© Getty Images

Mar 13, 2016

Roelof van der Merwe dives to stop the ball, Ireland v Netherlands, World T20 qualifiers, Group A, Dharamsala, March 13, 2016

Roelof van der Merwe dives to stop the ball

© AFP

Sep 15, 2015

Roelof van der Merwe sets off for a single as rain comes down during his 62 not out, Netherlands v Scotland, WCL Championship, Amstelveen, September 15, 2015

Roelof van der Merwe sets off for a single as rain comes down during his 62 not out

© Peter Della Penna

Notes

South Africa Player of the Year 2009

Country Fixtures Country Results
Netherlands v Afghanistan at The Hague - Jul 29-Aug 1
Netherlands 117 Afghanistan 145/4 (48 ov)
Neth U19 v Guernsey U19 at Rotterdam
Jul 30, 2016 (11:00 local | 09:00 GMT | 05:00 EDT | 04:00 CDT | 02:00 PDT)
Netherlands v Nepal at Amstelveen
Aug 13, 2016 (11:00 local | 09:00 GMT | 05:00 EDT | 04:00 CDT | 02:00 PDT)
Netherlands v Nepal at Amstelveen
Aug 15, 2016 (11:00 local | 09:00 GMT | 05:00 EDT | 04:00 CDT | 02:00 PDT)
Division 3: Gloucs Women v Neth Women in England (venue TBA)
Aug 28, 2016
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