JJ Smuts      

Full name Jon-Jon Trevor Smuts

Born September 21, 1988, Grahamstown, Cape Province

Current age 28 years 184 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 103 99 4 3439 173* 36.20 4302 79.93 6 23 382 37 30 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 103 78 2846 2405 60 4/4 4/4 40.08 5.07 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 Warriors v Lions at Port Elizabeth, Mar 23, 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
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
6, 1/15 Warriors v Dolphins Port Elizabeth 3 Mar 2017 LA
33, 4/4 Warriors v Knights Kimberley 25 Feb 2017 LA
0/44, 9 Warriors v Cape Cobras East London 22 Feb 2017 LA
2/51, 15 Warriors v Lions Johannesburg 19 Feb 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

Results
Knights v Dolphins at Bloemfontein - Apr 3-6, 2014
Match drawn
LIONS v Cape Cobras at Johannesburg - Apr 3-6, 2014
Cape Cobras won by an innings and 165 runs
Titans v Warriors at Centurion - Apr 3-6, 2014
Titans won by 87 runs
Gauteng v KZN-Inland at Johannesburg - Apr 5, 2014
KZN-Inland won by 8 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
Border v KZ-Natal at East London - Mar 30, 2014
Border won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
E. Province v W Province at Port Elizabeth - Mar 30, 2014
W Province won by 7 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Free State v Easterns at Bloemfontein - Mar 30, 2014
Free State won by 3 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Namibia v Gauteng at Windhoek - Mar 30, 2014
Gauteng won by 4 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
North West v Northerns at Potchefstroom - Mar 30, 2014
North West won by 7 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
Cape Cobras v Warriors at Cape Town - Mar 27-30, 2014
Cape Cobras won by 184 runs
Titans v Knights at Centurion - Mar 27-30, 2014
Titans won by 32 runs
Dolphins v LIONS at Durban - Mar 27-30, 2014
Dolphins won by 238 runs
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