Roelof van der Merwe      

Full name Roelof Erasmus van der Merwe

Born December 31, 1984, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Current age 31 years 343 days

Major teams Netherlands, South Africa, Brisbane Heat, Delhi Daredevils, Northerns, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Somerset, South Africa A, South Africa Under-19s, St Lucia Zouks, Titans

Also known as Roela

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Education Waterkloof

Roelof Erasmus van der Merwe
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 13 7 3 39 12 9.75 41 95.12 0 0 3 2 3 0
T20Is 21 12 5 125 48 17.85 102 122.54 0 0 5 7 11 0
First-class 57 92 14 2696 205* 34.56 3938 68.46 4 18 324 26 42 0
List A 142 114 36 1902 93 24.38 1913 99.42 0 7 149 56 50 0
Twenty20 155 114 29 1726 89* 20.30 1346 128.23 0 8 150 70 60 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 13 13 705 561 17 3/27 3/27 33.00 4.77 41.4 0 0 0
T20Is 21 20 408 466 26 2/3 2/3 17.92 6.85 15.6 0 0 0
First-class 57 95 7396 3766 100 4/45 8/104 37.66 3.05 73.9 4 0 0
List A 142 133 6242 4944 191 5/26 5/26 25.88 4.75 32.6 9 4 0
Twenty20 155 149 2934 3454 142 3/16 3/16 24.32 7.06 20.6 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut South Africa v Australia at Centurion, Apr 5, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v South Africa at Port of Spain, Jun 3, 2010 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v Australia at Centurion, Mar 29, 2009 scorecard
Last T20I Ireland v Netherlands at Dharamsala, Mar 13, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Limpopo v Northerns at Duiwelskloof, Dec 7-9, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Somerset v Nottinghamshire at Taunton, Sep 20-22, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Northerns v North West at Pretoria, Oct 15, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Warwickshire v Somerset at Birmingham, Aug 29, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Titans v Warriors at Benoni, Mar 28, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Glamorgan v Somerset at Cardiff, Jul 22, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0, 0/15, 3/59 Somerset v Notts Taunton 20 Sep 2016 FC
0, 0/0, 22, 0/32 Somerset v Warwickshire Taunton 6 Sep 2016 FC
2/62, 5 Somerset v Warwickshire Birmingham 29 Aug 2016 LA
3/99, 102*, 2/54 Somerset v Hampshire Taunton 23 Aug 2016 FC
1/22 Somerset v Worcs Taunton 17 Aug 2016 LA
1/40, 56 Netherlands v Nepal Amstelveen 15 Aug 2016 LA
2/12, 4* Netherlands v Nepal Amstelveen 13 Aug 2016 LA
0, 4/59, 47, 4/45 Somerset v Durham Taunton 4 Aug 2016 FC
22, 2/37 Somerset v Hampshire Southampton 2 Aug 2016 LA
0, 2/63, 18 Netherlands v Afghanistan The Hague 29 Jul 2016 FC
Profile

With just a clutch of domestic and Under-19 matches to his credit, Roelof van der Merwe marked his Twenty20 international debut for South Africa with a quickfire 48 and 1 for 30. He was duly named Man of the Match. It marked a quick rise for a tidy left-arm spinner who can hit the ball hard.

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Aug 25, 2016

Roelof van der Merwe struck a half-century, Somerset v Hampshire, County Championship, Division One, Taunton, 3rd day, August 25, 2016

Roelof van der Merwe struck a half-century

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May 2, 2016

Roelof van der Merwe removed Steven Croft for 94, Somerset v Lancashire, County Championship, Division One, Taunton, 2nd day, May 2, 2016

Roelof van der Merwe removed Steven Croft for 94

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Mar 13, 2016

Roelof van der Merwe dives to stop the ball, Ireland v Netherlands, World T20 qualifiers, Group A, Dharamsala, March 13, 2016

Roelof van der Merwe dives to stop the ball

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Notes

South Africa Player of the Year 2009

Tour Results
Sri Lanka v India at Pallekele - Aug 7, 2012
India won by 39 runs
Sri Lanka v India at Pallekele - Aug 4, 2012
India won by 20 runs
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) - Jul 31, 2012
India won by 6 wickets (with 46 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) - Jul 28, 2012
India won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v India at Hambantota - Jul 24, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 181 balls remaining)
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