Roelof van der Merwe      

Full name Roelof Erasmus van der Merwe

Born December 31, 1984, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Current age 34 years 200 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 63 102 14 3053 205* 34.69 4357 70.07 6 18 355 36 46 0
List A 186 151 43 2854 165* 26.42 2853 100.03 1 11 230 79 79 0
T20s 195 143 44 2196 89* 22.18 1647 133.33 0 9 196 85 81 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 63 106 8738 4342 123 4/22 8/104 35.30 2.98 71.0 6 0 0
List A 186 174 8149 6630 248 5/26 5/26 26.73 4.88 32.8 12 4 0
T20s 195 189 3843 4596 183 4/35 4/35 25.11 7.17 21.0 1 0 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 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 Netherlands v Zimbabwe at Deventer, Jun 21, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Titans v Warriors at Benoni, Mar 28, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s Glamorgan v Somerset at Cardiff, Jul 18, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/17 Somerset v Glamorgan Cardiff 18 Jul 2019 T20
0/20 Smrst 2nd XI v MCC YC Taunton 11 Jul 2019 Other T20
1, 0/25 Smrst 2nd XI v Glam 2nd XI Newport 8 Jul 2019 Other T20
1/23, 6 Smrst 2nd XI v Glam 2nd XI Newport 8 Jul 2019 Other T20
12, 4/35 Netherlands v Zimbabwe Rotterdam 25 Jun 2019 T20I # 811
75*, 1/21 Netherlands v Zimbabwe Rotterdam 23 Jun 2019 T20I # 808
0/40, 57 Netherlands v Zimbabwe Deventer 21 Jun 2019 ODI # 4167
1/57 Netherlands v Zimbabwe Deventer 19 Jun 2019 ODI # 4164
0/52 Somerset v Hampshire Lord's 25 May 2019 LA
11, 3/29 Somerset v Notts Nottingham 12 May 2019 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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May 27, 2018

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

Roelof van der Merwe drives

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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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Notes

South Africa Player of the Year 2009