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Roelof van der Merwe      

Full name Roelof Erasmus van der Merwe

Born December 31, 1984, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Current age 29 years 194 days

Major teams 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 13 6 3 57 48 19.00 50 114.00 0 0 2 4 6 0
First-class 37 60 10 1576 87 31.52 2280 69.12 0 14 200 17 28 0
List A 121 101 32 1625 93 23.55 1600 101.56 0 5 129 52 38 0
Twenty20 120 85 18 1383 89* 20.64 1100 125.72 0 7 127 53 44 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 13 13 264 305 14 2/14 2/14 21.78 6.93 18.8 0 0 0
First-class 37 62 4794 2478 58 4/59 7/143 42.72 3.10 82.6 2 0 0
List A 121 115 5457 4292 170 5/26 5/26 25.24 4.71 32.1 9 4 0
Twenty20 120 116 2340 2736 117 3/18 3/18 23.38 7.01 20.0 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 West Indies v South Africa at North Sound, May 19, 2010 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Limpopo v Northerns at Duiwelskloof, Dec 7-9, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Titans v Knights at Centurion, Mar 27-30, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Northerns v North West at Pretoria, Oct 15, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Cape Cobras v Titans at Cape Town, Nov 15, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Titans v Warriors at Benoni, Mar 28, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 St Lucia Zouks v Jamaica Tallawahs at St George's, Jul 12, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/24 Zouks v Tallawahs St George's 12 Jul 2014 T20
87, 29, 0/16 Titans v Knights Centurion 27 Mar 2014 FC
0/21, 10, 0/39, 51 Titans v Cape Cobras Paarl 6 Mar 2014 FC
3/31, 3, 0/19 Northerns v Free State Centurion 27 Feb 2014 FC
1/37, 4, 0/4 Titans v Knights Kimberley 13 Feb 2014 FC
0/47, 4 Titans v Dolphins Durban 6 Feb 2014 T20
0/22 Titans v Knights Kimberley 2 Feb 2014 T20
17, 0/31 Titans v Dolphins Centurion 29 Jan 2014 T20
0/15 Titans v Lions Benoni 26 Jan 2014 T20
1/10 Titans v Warriors East London 24 Jan 2014 T20
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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Sep 22, 2013

Roelof van der Merwe exults after dismissing M Vijay, Chennai Super Kings v Titans, Champions League 2013, Group B, Ranchi, September 22, 2013

Roelof van der Merwe exults after dismissing M Vijay

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Aug 6, 2013

Roelof van der Merwe exults after taking a wicket, South Africa A v Australia A, tri-series, Pretoria, August 6, 2013

Roelof van der Merwe exults after taking a wicket

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Apr 21, 2013

Roelof van der Merwe bowls in his first game of the season, Delhi Daredevils v Mumbai Indians, IPL, Delhi, April 21, 2013

Roelof van der Merwe bowls in his first game of the season

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Notes

South Africa Player of the Year 2009

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle
Jul 16-20, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
NPS v Sth Africa A at Palmerston
Jul 20, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
India A v Sth Africa A at Darwin
Jul 22, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
Australia A v Sth Africa A at Palmerston
Jul 24, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
2nd Test: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC)
Jul 24-28, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
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