JJ Smuts      

Full name Jon-Jon Trevor Smuts

Born September 21, 1988, Grahamstown, Cape Province

Current age 30 years 151 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 8 8 0 126 45 15.75 114 110.52 0 0 14 5 1 0
First-class 98 179 10 5452 150* 32.26 8972 60.76 9 31 789 26 53 0
List A 124 119 7 3923 173* 35.02 4866 80.62 6 26 439 43 37 0
T20s 122 121 12 2998 107* 27.50 2397 125.07 2 15 314 94 29 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
T20Is 8 6 76 101 1 1/19 1/19 101.00 7.97 76.0 0 0 0
First-class 98 132 8576 4766 134 6/80 10/165 35.56 3.33 64.0 8 1 1
List A 124 96 3800 3187 77 4/4 4/4 41.38 5.03 49.3 3 0 0
T20s 122 95 1594 1812 75 3/15 3/15 24.16 6.82 21.2 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 Warriors v Dolphins at East London, Jan 21-24, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Eastern Province v Border at Port Elizabeth, Nov 11, 2007 scorecard
Last List A Lions v Warriors at Johannesburg, Feb 13, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Warriors v Zimbabwe at Port Elizabeth, Mar 25, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s Paarl Rocks v Nelson Mandela Bay Giants at Paarl, Dec 12, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1* Warriors v Lions Johannesburg 13 Feb 2019 LA
1/46, 15 Warriors v Cape Cobras Paarl 8 Feb 2019 LA
10, 3/34, 20 Warriors v Dolphins East London 21 Jan 2019 FC
0/4, 38, 0/29, 70* Warriors v Cape Cobras Cape Town 14 Jan 2019 FC
36, 1/81, 75*, 1/6 Warriors v Titans East London 4 Jan 2019 FC
1/27, 63, 0/59, 44 Warriors v Cape Cobras Port Elizabeth 19 Dec 2018 FC
11, 0/27 Giants v Paarl Rocks Paarl 12 Dec 2018 T20
0/19, 26 Giants v Spartans Port Elizabeth 8 Dec 2018 T20
62* Giants v Durban Heat Durban 5 Dec 2018 T20
0/22, 10 Giants v Jozi Stars Port Elizabeth 2 Dec 2018 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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Nov 23, 2018

JJ Smuts celebrates a half-century, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants v Durban Heat, Mzansi Super League 2018, Port Elizabeth, November 23, 2018

JJ Smuts celebrates a half-century

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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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