JJ Smuts      

Full name Jon-Jon Trevor Smuts

Born September 21, 1988, Grahamstown, Cape Province

Current age 28 years 251 days

Major teams South Africa, Eastern Province, South Africa Under-19s, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Warriors

Playing role Batting allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Relation Brother - KR Smuts

Jon-Jon Trevor Smuts
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
T20Is 3 3 0 36 19 12.00 30 120.00 0 0 5 1 0 0
First-class 80 148 8 4434 150* 31.67 7272 60.97 8 25 647 18 46 0
List A 107 103 4 3486 173* 35.21 4378 79.62 6 23 390 37 32 0
Twenty20 98 97 9 2428 107* 27.59 1942 125.02 2 11 249 78 21 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
T20Is 3 2 28 41 1 1/19 1/19 41.00 8.78 28.0 0 0 0
First-class 80 102 6437 3684 100 6/80 10/165 36.84 3.43 64.3 5 1 1
List A 107 80 2942 2496 62 4/4 4/4 40.25 5.09 47.4 2 0 0
Twenty20 98 75 1282 1395 60 3/15 3/15 23.25 6.52 21.3 0 0 0
Career statistics
T20I debut South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Jan 20, 2017 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Sri Lanka at Cape Town, Jan 25, 2017 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Eastern Province v KwaZulu-Natal at Port Elizabeth, Feb 15-17, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class KwaZulu-Natal v Eastern Province at Durban, Jan 12-14, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Eastern Province v Border at Port Elizabeth, Nov 11, 2007 scorecard
Last List A Yorkshire v South Africa A at Leeds, May 27, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Warriors v Zimbabwe at Port Elizabeth, Mar 25, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 South Africa v Sri Lanka at Cape Town, Jan 25, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
9 Sth Africa A v Yorkshire Leeds 27 May 2017 LA
1/61, 13 Warriors v Titans Centurion 31 Mar 2017 LA
11, 1/30 Warriors v Knights Bloemfontein 27 Mar 2017 LA
14 Warriors v Knights Bloemfontein 26 Mar 2017 LA
4/25, 51 Warriors v Lions Port Elizabeth 23 Mar 2017 LA
39, 0/16 Warriors v Titans Benoni 21 Mar 2017 LA
132, 0/54 Warriors v Knights Port Elizabeth 17 Mar 2017 LA
173*, 1/30 Warriors v Cape Cobras Cape Town 12 Mar 2017 LA
0/40 Warriors v Dolphins Durban 10 Mar 2017 LA
0/29, 85 Warriors v Titans East London 5 Mar 2017 LA
Profile

So good they named him twice? Perhaps not yet, but Jon-Jon Smuts is an aggressive, clean-hitting opening batsman who has made a name as one of the most entertaining cricketers to watch in shorter formats. He has been a cricketer since he could see over the top of a pair of pads at the age of six, he is unusual in that he opens the batting in all three formats, and he is no mean left-arm spinner. Smuts was part of the South African squad that reached the semi-finals of the Under-19 World Cup against Pakistan in Sri Lanka in 2007-08. In fact, it was Smuts' 58 - which earned him Man-of-the-Match honours - that put the South Africans in the final, which they lost to India. Smuts was also in the South African squad that won the 2010 Emerging Players Tournament in Australia.
But it took Smuts several seasons before he was able to break through at the highest level. Despite finishing fifth in the first-class competition's batting charts in the 2011-12 season, when he averaged 43.64, Smuts positioned himself more as a limited-overs cricketer. He was third among run-scorers in the 2014-15 season's one-day cup, scoring 592 runs at 59.20 with six fifties to his name. His reputation for big hitting earned him a CPL contract in 2016. Smuts finished as the leading run-scorer in South Africa's domestic T20 competition in the 2016-17 season and was finally selected in South Africa's T20 squad to play Sri Lanka in three matches in January 2017.
ESPNcricinfo staff

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Jan 25, 2017

Jon-Jon Smuts hits down the ground, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20, Cape Town, January 25, 2017

Jon-Jon Smuts hits down the ground

© AFP

Jan 20, 2017

Jon-Jon Smuts goes over the leg side, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I, Centurion, January 20, 2017

Jon-Jon Smuts goes over the leg side

© AFP

Jul 9, 2016

JJ Smuts took a return catch to dismiss Dwayne Smith cheaply, Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, CPL 2016, Providence, July 9, 2016

JJ Smuts took a return catch to dismiss Dwayne Smith cheaply

© CPL/Sportsfile

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st unofficial ODI: Eng Lions v Sth Africa A at Nottingham
Jun 1, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Group B: Sri Lanka v South Africa at The Oval
Jun 3, 2017 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
2nd unofficial ODI: Eng Lions v Sth Africa A at Northampton
Jun 3, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
3rd unofficial ODI: Eng Lions v Sth Africa A at Northampton
Jun 5, 2017 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
Group B: Pakistan v South Africa at Birmingham
Jun 7, 2017 (13:30 local | 12:30 GMT | 08:30 EDT | 07:30 CDT | 05:30 PDT)
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