JJ Smuts      

Full name Jon-Jon Trevor Smuts

Born September 21, 1988, Grahamstown, Cape Province

Current age 28 years 121 days

Major teams 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
First-class 80 148 8 4434 150* 31.67 7272 60.97 8 25 647 18 46 0
List A 93 90 3 2896 132 33.28 3700 78.27 4 21 333 22 28 0
Twenty20 95 94 9 2392 107* 28.14 1912 125.10 2 11 244 77 21 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 80 102 6437 3684 100 6/80 10/165 36.84 3.43 64.3 5 1 1
List A 93 68 2455 2097 48 3/16 3/16 43.68 5.12 51.1 0 0 0
Twenty20 95 73 1254 1354 59 3/15 3/15 22.94 6.47 21.2 0 0 0
Career 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 KwaZulu-Natal v Eastern Province at Durban, Jan 15, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Warriors v Zimbabwe at Port Elizabeth, Mar 25, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Titans v Warriors at Centurion, Dec 16, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/44, 24 E. Province v KZ-Natal Durban 15 Jan 2017 LA
0/40, 7 E. Province v KZ-Natal Durban 12 Jan 2017 FC
1/46, 10 E. Province v Border Port Elizabeth 8 Jan 2017 LA
10, 1/50, 0 E. Province v Border Port Elizabeth 5 Jan 2017 FC
0/16, 16 Warriors v Titans Centurion 16 Dec 2016 T20
1/17, 11 Warriors v Lions Port Elizabeth 13 Dec 2016 T20
0/24, 21 Warriors v Titans East London 11 Dec 2016 T20
0/23, 107* Warriors v Dolphins East London 7 Dec 2016 T20
1/25, 1 Warriors v Lions Durban 4 Dec 2016 T20
0/15, 33 Warriors v Titans Centurion 2 Dec 2016 T20
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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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

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Jul 5, 2016

JJ Smuts has a bowl in the CPL, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots v Barbados Tridents, CPL 2016, Basseterre, July 5, 2016

JJ Smuts has a bowl in the CPL

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Oct 1, 2011

JJ Smuts delivered an attacking start, Kolkata Knight Riders v Warriors, CLT20, Bangalore, October 1, 2011

JJ Smuts delivered an attacking start

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Results
LIONS v Titans at Johannesburg - Apr 7, 2013
LIONS won by 30 runs
Boland v Gauteng at Paarl - Apr 7, 2013
Gauteng won by 6 wickets (with 36 balls remaining)
Border v North West at East London - Apr 7, 2013
Border won by 44 runs
Easterns v KZN-Inland at Benoni - Apr 7, 2013
Easterns won by 6 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
Griq West v S West D at Kimberley - Apr 7, 2013
S West D won by 8 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
Namibia v W Province at Windhoek - Apr 7, 2013
W Province won by 34 runs
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