Full name Rilee Roscoe Rossouw
Born October 9, 1989, Bloemfontein, Orange Free State
Current age 27 years 62 days
Major teams South Africa, Eagles, Free State, Knights, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Africa A, South Africa Under-19s
Playing role Top-order batsman
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|ODI debut||Zimbabwe v South Africa at Bulawayo, Aug 21, 2014 scorecard|
|Last ODI||South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Oct 12, 2016 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Australia v South Africa at Adelaide, Nov 5, 2014 scorecard|
|Last T20I||South Africa v West Indies at Nagpur, Mar 25, 2016 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Free State v Easterns at Bloemfontein, Nov 8-10, 2007 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Dolphins v Knights at Durban, Apr 7-10, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Free State v Easterns at Bloemfontein, Nov 11, 2007 scorecard|
|Last List A||South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Oct 12, 2016 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Cape Cobras v Eagles at Cape Town, Apr 11, 2008 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||South Africa v West Indies at Nagpur, Mar 25, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|-||Sth Africans||v Victoria XI||Melbourne||19 Nov 2016||Other OD|
|22||Sth Africans||v SOA XI||Adelaide||27 Oct 2016||Other|
|8, 77||Sth Africans||v CA XI||Adelaide||22 Oct 2016||Other|
|122||South Africa||v Australia||Cape Town||12 Oct 2016||ODI # 3795|
|33*||South Africa||v Australia||Port Elizabeth||9 Oct 2016||ODI # 3792|
|18||South Africa||v Australia||Durban||5 Oct 2016||ODI # 3790|
|75||South Africa||v Australia||Johannesburg||2 Oct 2016||ODI # 3787|
|63||South Africa||v Australia||Centurion||30 Sep 2016||ODI # 3785|
|7||South Africa||v Australia||Providence||7 Jun 2016||ODI # 3741|
|61||South Africa||v West Indies||Providence||3 Jun 2016||ODI # 3739|
A stylish top-order batsman with an elegant and authoritative drive, Rilee Rossouw is a long-format player who made his name in shorter formats.
Rossouw returned from the 2008 Under-19 World Cup to play for the Eagles franchise, (later renamed Knights), where he was their highest run-getter in the 2008-09 season. In 2009-10, he went one better and was the leading run-scorer in the first-class competition with 1189 runs at an average of 66.05. In the next season, he was the second-highest run-getter in the one-day cup.
He was rewarded with a place in the South Africa A squad which toured Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in 2010. Rossouw averaged over 40 in first-class cricket in three of the four seasons which followed - 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 - and despite regular appearances in A sides, he was still unable to break into to the Test team.
Instead, it was in shorter formats where he had more opportunities. In 2014, Rossouw picked up an IPL contract with Royal Challengers Bangalore, although playing opportunities were limited in a star-studded squad. Eventually, in August that year, he was included in a South Africa's ODI squad.
He toured Zimbabwe for a visit that also included a tri-series against Australia. He had a nightmarish start to international cricket and racked up four ducks in his first six innings. The South African selectors, though, had seen evidence of his quality over seasons in the domestic game and persisted with him. He was also included in the T20 squad for the Australia tour in November 2014, where he scored 78 in his first match in Adelaide.
In January 2015, Rossouw scored his first international century, against West Indies in Johannesburg, in a match in which several records were broken including the fastest ODI century at the time, scored by AB de Villiers. Rossouw had done enough to be included in the 2015 World Cup squad where he played in six matches, including the quarter-final and semi-final. Rossouw was also part of South Africa's 2016 World T20 squad, bagging a duck in the only match he played. He was signed by Leicestershire for the 2016 NatWest T20 Blast.
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