Roelof van der Merwe      

Full name Roelof Erasmus van der Merwe

Born December 31, 1984, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Current age 34 years 262 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 30 19 7 298 75* 24.83 208 143.26 0 1 23 11 15 0
First-class 66 107 15 3125 205* 33.96 4477 69.80 6 18 361 38 53 0
List A 186 151 43 2854 165* 26.42 2853 100.03 1 11 230 79 79 0
T20s 207 151 46 2241 89* 21.34 1690 132.60 0 9 199 86 88 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 30 29 624 697 38 4/35 4/35 18.34 6.70 16.4 1 0 0
First-class 66 110 9011 4458 129 4/22 8/104 34.55 2.96 69.8 6 0 0
List A 186 174 8149 6630 248 5/26 5/26 26.73 4.88 32.8 12 4 0
T20s 207 201 4095 4966 196 5/32 5/32 25.33 7.27 20.8 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 Netherlands v Zimbabwe at Rotterdam, Jun 25, 2019 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Limpopo v Northerns at Duiwelskloof, Dec 7-9, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton, Sep 16-18, 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 Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton, Aug 30, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
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
1/40, 17 Somerset v Gloucs Bristol 23 Aug 2019 T20
1/12, 1 Somerset v Warwickshire Birmingham 18 Aug 2019 FC
2*, 0/27 Somerset v Kent Taunton 10 Aug 2019 T20
1/8 Somerset v Hampshire Southampton 9 Aug 2019 T20
9, 5/32 Somerset v Essex Chelmsford 7 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.

  • Read More
Latest Articles
Latest Photos

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

© Getty Images

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

© Getty Images

May 27, 2018

Roelof van der Merwe drives, Somerset v Middlesex, Royal London Cup, Taunton, May 27, 2018

Roelof van der Merwe drives

© Getty Images

Notes

South Africa Player of the Year 2009