Full name Theunis Booysen de Bruyn
Born October 8, 1992, Pretoria
Current age 27 years 112 days
Major teams South Africa, Knights, Northerns, Northerns Under-19s, South Africa A, South Africa Under-19s, Titans
Playing role Middle-order batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Education High School Menlopark
|Test debut||New Zealand v South Africa at Hamilton, Mar 25-29, 2017 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v South Africa at Ranchi, Oct 19-22, 2019 scorecard|
|T20I debut||South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Jan 20, 2017 scorecard|
|Last T20I||South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, Jan 22, 2017 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Namibia v Northerns at Windhoek, Feb 13-15, 2014 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Titans v Lions at Centurion, Jan 20-22, 2020 scorecard|
|List A debut||Titans v Dolphins at Centurion, Oct 10, 2014 scorecard|
|Last List A||Titans v Dolphins at Centurion, Mar 31, 2019 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Knights v Titans at Kimberley, Feb 2, 2014 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Cape Town Blitz v Tshwane Spartans at Cape Town, Dec 1, 2019 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|120||Titans||v Lions||Centurion||20 Jan 2020||FC|
|8, 0/12, 0, 0/6||Titans||v Cape Cobras||Cape Town||13 Jan 2020||FC|
|54, 1||Titans||v Warriors||Centurion||6 Jan 2020||FC|
|5||Spartans||v Blitz||Cape Town||1 Dec 2019||T20|
|5||Spartans||v Paarl Rocks||Centurion||29 Nov 2019||T20|
|0||Spartans||v Jozi Stars||Johannesburg||24 Nov 2019||T20|
|40||Spartans||v Durban Heat||Centurion||21 Nov 2019||T20|
|42||Spartans||v Paarl Rocks||Paarl||17 Nov 2019||T20|
|6||Spartans||v Giants||Centurion||13 Nov 2019||T20|
|30||South Africa||v India||Ranchi||19 Oct 2019||Test # 2365|
A hard-hitting right-hander, who is also handy as a seam bowler, Theunis de Bruyn has emerged as one of South Africa's most promising cricketers in the post-Graeme Smith era.
De Bruyn came to prominence as a schoolboy, when he was named under-17 player of the tournament in 2010, where his 269 for Northerns against Free State was one of the highlights. He played for South Africa's Under-19 side at the 2012 age-group World Cup, alongside Quinton de Kock, and finished as the team's third highest run-scorer.
A hip operation paused his progress in the two years that followed but his potential was not forgotten and he made his T20 debut for the Titans franchise before he had played any provincial cricket. He also played for his university side - Tuks - and led it to the Campus Cricket World Finals, a competition in which he was also named player of the series.
De Bruyn made his first-class franchise debut after just four matches for his provincial side and established himself as one of the Titans' most reliable players in all formats. In the 2014/15 season, he led their run charts in the triumphant one-day cup campaign. The following season, he was the second highest run-scorer for the Titans in the 20-over competition and third highest run-scorer in the first-class competition with 602 runs at 37.62. His consistency earned him a call up to the South Africa A side. He moved from the Titans to the Knights for the 2016/17 season and was named their captain.
De Bruyn also had an unenviable task in 2018 when after much excitement about Virat Kohli's anticipated involvement with Surrey for a short county stint, Kohli pulled out, leaving de Bruyn (who had five Tests at that time with a top score of 48) to replace the most famous cricketer in the world.