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Full name Stiaan van Zyl
Born September 19, 1987, Cape Town
Current age 26 years 313 days
Major teams Boland, Cape Cobras, South Africa A, Western Province
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|First-class debut||Kei v Boland at Stellenbosch, Oct 26-28, 2006 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Lions v Cape Cobras at Johannesburg, Apr 3-6, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Kei v Boland at Stellenbosch, Oct 29, 2006 scorecard|
|Last List A||Cape Cobras v Titans at Cape Town, Nov 15, 2013 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Cape Cobras v Dolphins at Cape Town, Mar 26, 2008 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Cape Cobras v Dolphins at Cape Town, Feb 9, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|5||Cape Cobras||v Lions||Johannesburg||3 Apr 2014||FC|
|143, 22||Cape Cobras||v Warriors||Cape Town||27 Mar 2014||FC|
|7, 14||Cape Cobras||v Knights||Kimberley||13 Mar 2014||FC|
|71, 86||Cape Cobras||v Titans||Paarl||6 Mar 2014||FC|
|7, 0/4, 99||Cape Cobras||v Dolphins||Paarl||20 Feb 2014||FC|
|6, 17||Cape Cobras||v Lions||Cape Town||13 Feb 2014||FC|
|46||Cape Cobras||v Dolphins||Cape Town||9 Feb 2014||T20|
|24, 21*||Sth Afr XI||v South Africa||Johannesburg||4 Feb 2014||Other|
|23||Cape Cobras||v Warriors||Cape Town||2 Feb 2014||T20|
|24||Cape Cobras||v Lions||Johannesburg||31 Jan 2014||T20|
Cape Cobras batsman Stiaan van Zyl finished in the top five of the SuperSport batting averages during the 2007-08 the season as he made his mark on the domestic scene. The Cobras finished last and winless in the previous year's competition and had been combing the winelands and peninsulas for answers to their batting woes.
van Zyl, coming into the side with Ashwell Prince and JP Duminy on international duty, immediately impressed with his determination to battle it out at the crease. And, for a 20-year-old, he showed unusual daring in being willing to leave the ball.
"From the first time I saw him bat for Boland, I really liked him," Shukri Conrad, the Cobras coach, said. "Being able to let the fifty-fifty [deliveries] go was his biggest asset and he can bat for long periods. Some guys you feel strongly about and you want to back them even if they go through a barren patch. But Stiaan has fully justified the selectors' choice and he is a quiet, unassuming lad."
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