Rudi van Vuuren      

Full name Rudolph Janse van Vuuren

Born September 20, 1972, Windhoek

Current age 42 years 31 days

Major teams Namibia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 5 5 2 26 14 8.66 38 68.42 0 0 2 1 0 0
List A 21 16 9 60 14* 8.57 94 63.82 0 0 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 5 5 300 298 8 5/43 5/43 37.25 5.96 37.5 0 1 0
List A 21 1038 844 28 5/43 5/43 30.14 4.87 37.0 0 1 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Namibia v Pakistan at Kimberley, Feb 16, 2003 scorecard
Last ODI Namibia v Netherlands at Bloemfontein, Mar 3, 2003 scorecard
ODI statistics
List A debut 2001/02
Last List A Matabeleland v Namibia at Harare, Nov 17, 2004 scorecard
Profile

A doctor by proffesion, Rudi van Vuuren is unique in that he represented his country at the 2003 cricket World Cup in South Africa and at the rugby World Cup in Australia later that year. His five matches in cricket's version were mixed affairs - van Vuuren was hammered for a then-record 28 in one over by Darren Lehmann, but he gained some solace in taking 5 for 43 against England. A decent fly-half, he was injured for much of Namibia's rugby campaign, including their 142-0 defeat against the defending champions Australia, but he came on to make history as a late replacement against Romania.
Martin Williamson

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Feb 19, 2003

World Cup, 2003 - England v Namibia at Port Elizabeth, 19 February 2003

Namibia's top wicket-taker Van Vuuren appeals successfully against Michael Vaughan

© Reuters

Feb 19, 2003

World Cup, 2003 - England v Namibia at Port Elizabeth, 19 February 2003

Bjorn Kotze and Rudi Van Vuuren celebrate taking the wicket of Michael Vaughan

© Reuters

Tour Results
South Africa v Australia at Centurion - Mar 14, 2014
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 30 balls remaining)
South Africa v Australia at Durban - Mar 12, 2014
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth - Mar 9, 2014
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town - Mar 1-5, 2014
Australia won by 245 runs
South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth - Feb 20-23, 2014
South Africa won by 231 runs
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