JJ Smuts      

Full name Jon-Jon Trevor Smuts

Born September 21, 1988, Grahamstown, Cape Province

Current age 30 years 0 days

Major teams South Africa, Eastern Province, South Africa A, 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 Insights on t20i 8 8 0 126 45 15.75 114 110.52 0 0 14 5 1 0
First-class 89 163 8 4978 150* 32.11 8120 61.30 9 28 717 25 47 0
List A 122 117 6 3907 173* 35.19 4846 80.62 6 26 438 43 36 0
T20s Insights on t20 113 112 10 2779 107* 27.24 2211 125.68 2 13 288 89 27 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
T20Is Insights on t20i 8 6 76 101 1 1/19 1/19 101.00 7.97 76.0 0 0 0
First-class 89 117 7578 4175 120 6/80 10/165 34.79 3.30 63.1 7 1 1
List A 122 95 3740 3141 76 4/4 4/4 41.32 5.03 49.2 3 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 113 89 1498 1687 68 3/15 3/15 24.80 6.75 22.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
T20I debut South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Jan 20, 2017 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v India at Centurion, Feb 21, 2018 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Eastern Province v KwaZulu-Natal at Port Elizabeth, Feb 15-17, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class Dolphins v Warriors at Durban, Mar 22-25, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Eastern Province v Border at Port Elizabeth, Nov 11, 2007 scorecard
Last List A Warriors v Dolphins at Durban, Feb 2, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Warriors v Zimbabwe at Port Elizabeth, Mar 25, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s South Africa v India at Centurion, Feb 21, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
44, 1/23 Warriors v Dolphins Durban 22 Mar 2018 FC
0/17, 4, 0/13, 41 Warriors v Knights East London 15 Mar 2018 FC
44, 0/20, 4, 3/54 Warriors v Titans East London 1 Mar 2018 FC
0/15, 2 South Africa v India Centurion 21 Feb 2018 T20I # 654
0/14, 14 South Africa v India Johannesburg 18 Feb 2018 T20I # 652
2, 3/31, 16, 2/27 Warriors v Lions East London 8 Feb 2018 FC
0/32 Warriors v Dolphins Durban 2 Feb 2018 LA
1/45, 74* Warriors v Titans Centurion 30 Jan 2018 LA
11, 3/46 Warriors v Cape Cobras Port Elizabeth 26 Jan 2018 LA
3/31, 43 Warriors v Knights East London 24 Jan 2018 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.
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Nov 8, 2017

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Jun 23, 2017

JJ Smuts struck some meaty blows in his 45, England v South Africa, 2nd T20I, Taunton, June 23, 2017

JJ Smuts struck some meaty blows in his 45

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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

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