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Roelof van der Merwe      

Full name Roelof Erasmus van der Merwe

Born December 31, 1984, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Current age 32 years 85 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 24 15 6 174 48 19.33 132 131.81 0 0 12 7 12 0
First-class 58 94 14 2833 205* 35.41 4099 69.11 5 18 340 31 43 0
List A 144 116 36 1992 93 24.90 1991 100.05 0 8 154 61 51 0
Twenty20 158 117 30 1775 89* 20.40 1376 128.99 0 8 157 70 61 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 24 23 480 546 29 2/3 2/3 18.82 6.82 16.5 0 0 0
First-class 58 97 7720 3904 102 4/45 8/104 38.27 3.03 75.6 4 0 0
List A 144 135 6356 5040 194 5/26 5/26 25.97 4.75 32.7 9 4 0
Twenty20 158 152 3006 3534 145 3/16 3/16 24.37 7.05 20.7 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 Hong Kong v Netherlands at Dubai (DSC), Jan 18, 2017 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Limpopo v Northerns at Duiwelskloof, Dec 7-9, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Hong Kong v Netherlands at Mong Kok, Feb 10-13, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Northerns v North West at Pretoria, Oct 15, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Hong Kong v Netherlands at Mong Kok, Feb 18, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Titans v Warriors at Benoni, Mar 28, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Hong Kong v Netherlands at Dubai (DSC), Jan 18, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
28, 2/36 Netherlands v Hong Kong Mong Kok 18 Feb 2017 LA
62, 1/60 Netherlands v Hong Kong Mong Kok 16 Feb 2017 LA
2/103, 135, 0/35, 2 Netherlands v Hong Kong Mong Kok 10 Feb 2017 FC
0/29, 8 Netherlands v Hong Kong Dubai (DSC) 18 Jan 2017 T20I # 584
2/26, 6 Netherlands v Scotland Abu Dhabi 17 Jan 2017 T20I # 582
1/25, 35* Netherlands v Oman Abu Dhabi 15 Jan 2017 T20I # 579
0, 0/15, 3/59 Somerset v Notts Taunton 20 Sep 2016 FC
0, 0/0, 22, 0/32 Somerset v Warwickshire Taunton 6 Sep 2016 FC
2/62, 5 Somerset v Warwickshire Birmingham 29 Aug 2016 LA
3/99, 102*, 2/54 Somerset v Hampshire Taunton 23 Aug 2016 FC
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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Jan 15, 2017

Roelof van der Merwe and Max O'Dowd are all smiles after clinching victory, Netherlands v Oman, Desert T20, Group B, Abu Dhabi, January 15, 2017

Roelof van der Merwe and Max O'Dowd are all smiles after clinching victory

© Peter Della Penna

Jan 15, 2017

Roelof van der Merwe squirts an attempted yorker through point off Bilal Khan, Netherlands v Oman, Desert T20, Group B, Abu Dhabi, January 15, 2017

Roelof van der Merwe squirts an attempted yorker through point off Bilal Khan

© Peter Della Penna

Aug 25, 2016

Roelof van der Merwe struck a half-century, Somerset v Hampshire, County Championship, Division One, Taunton, 3rd day, August 25, 2016

Roelof van der Merwe struck a half-century

© Getty Images

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South Africa Player of the Year 2009

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