Roelof van der Merwe      

Full name Roelof Erasmus van der Merwe

Born December 31, 1984, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Current age 34 years 287 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 15 8 3 96 57 19.20 95 101.05 0 1 8 3 4 0
T20Is 34 23 9 377 75* 26.92 271 139.11 0 2 29 13 18 0
First-class 67 108 15 3185 205* 34.24 4528 70.34 6 19 364 42 53 0
List A 186 151 43 2854 165* 26.42 2853 100.03 1 11 230 79 79 0
T20s 211 155 48 2320 89* 21.68 1753 132.34 0 10 205 88 91 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 15 15 789 658 18 3/27 3/27 36.55 5.00 43.8 0 0 0
T20Is 34 33 691 760 40 4/35 4/35 19.00 6.59 17.2 1 0 0
First-class 67 112 9139 4519 133 4/22 8/104 33.97 2.96 68.7 7 0 0
List A 186 174 8149 6630 248 5/26 5/26 26.73 4.88 32.8 12 4 0
T20s 211 205 4162 5029 198 5/32 5/32 25.39 7.24 21.0 1 1 0
Career statistics
ODI debut South Africa v Australia at Centurion, Apr 5, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI Netherlands v Zimbabwe at Deventer, Jun 21, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v Australia at Centurion, Mar 29, 2009 scorecard
Last T20I Hong Kong v Netherlands at Al Amerat, Oct 10, 2019 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Limpopo v Northerns at Duiwelskloof, Dec 7-9, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Somerset v Essex at Taunton, Sep 23-26, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Northerns v North West at Pretoria, Oct 15, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Netherlands v Zimbabwe at Deventer, Jun 21, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Titans v Warriors at Benoni, Mar 28, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s Hong Kong v Netherlands at Al Amerat, Oct 10, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
50*, 0/4 Netherlands v Hong Kong Al Amerat 10 Oct 2019 T20I # 927
0, 0/13 Netherlands v Oman Al Amerat 9 Oct 2019 T20I # 924
7, 2/14 Netherlands v Nepal Al Amerat 7 Oct 2019 T20I # 920
22*, 0/32 Netherlands v Ireland Al Amerat 5 Oct 2019 T20I # 911
60, 4/41, 0/20 Somerset v Essex Taunton 23 Sep 2019 FC
29*, 1/45, 2 Somerset v Hampshire Southampton 16 Sep 2019 FC
10, 3/14, 30, 1/45 Somerset v Yorkshire Taunton 10 Sep 2019 FC
0/54 Somerset v Middlesex Taunton 30 Aug 2019 T20
2, 2/34 Somerset v Surrey The Oval 27 Aug 2019 T20
7, 1/26 Somerset v Glamorgan Taunton 24 Aug 2019 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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Sep 26, 2019

Roelof van der Merwe celebrates the wicket of Simon Harmer, Somerset v Essex, County Championship, Division One, Taunton, September 26, 2019

Roelof van der Merwe celebrates the wicket of Simon Harmer

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Sep 24, 2019

Roelof van der Merwe brings out the reverse-sweep, Somerset v Essex, County Championship, Division One, Taunton, September 24, 2019

Roelof van der Merwe brings out the reverse-sweep

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Sep 17, 2019

Roelof van der Merwe and Dom Bess rescued Somerset after a collapse, Hampshire v Somerset, County Championship, Division One, Ageas Bowl, September 17, 2019

Roelof van der Merwe and Dom Bess rescued Somerset after a collapse

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Notes

South Africa Player of the Year 2009