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Roelof van der Merwe      

Full name Roelof Erasmus van der Merwe

Born December 31, 1984, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Current age 32 years 325 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 Insights on odi 13 7 3 39 12 9.75 41 95.12 0 0 3 2 3 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 24 15 6 174 48 19.33 132 131.81 0 0 12 7 12 0
First-class 61 99 14 2866 205* 33.71 4148 69.09 5 18 342 32 45 0
List A 157 128 39 2342 165* 26.31 2298 101.91 1 8 193 69 59 0
T20s Insights on t20 172 129 35 1954 89* 20.78 1503 130.00 0 8 172 77 68 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs Insights on odi 13 13 705 561 17 3/27 3/27 33.00 4.77 41.4 0 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 24 23 480 546 29 2/3 2/3 18.82 6.82 16.5 0 0 0
First-class 61 102 8132 4093 113 4/22 8/104 36.22 3.01 71.9 5 0 0
List A 157 148 6923 5543 210 5/26 5/26 26.39 4.80 32.9 9 4 0
T20s Insights on t20 172 166 3324 3926 160 3/13 3/13 24.53 7.08 20.7 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 Hong Kong v Netherlands at Dubai (DSC), Jan 18, 2017 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Limpopo v Northerns at Duiwelskloof, Dec 7-9, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton, Sep 25-28, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Northerns v North West at Pretoria, Oct 15, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Kenya v Netherlands at East London, Oct 8, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Titans v Warriors at Benoni, Mar 28, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s Nottinghamshire v Somerset at Nottingham, Aug 24, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
9, 2/35 Netherlands v Kenya East London 8 Oct 2017 LA
0/35, 6 Netherlands v Kenya East London 6 Oct 2017 LA
0, 1/18, 24, 4/22 Somerset v Middlesex Taunton 25 Sep 2017 FC
27*, 0/22 Somerset v Notts Nottingham 24 Aug 2017 T20
3/13 Somerset v Hampshire Southampton 18 Aug 2017 T20
0/45, 10* Somerset v Glamorgan Taunton 13 Aug 2017 T20
2, 1/28 Somerset v Kent Taunton 12 Aug 2017 T20
1/28, 36 Somerset v Surrey Taunton 6 Aug 2017 T20
15, 3/34 Somerset v Gloucs Bristol 4 Aug 2017 T20
16, 0/12 Somerset v Sussex Taunton 30 Jul 2017 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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Aug 12, 2017

Roelof van der Merwe's rolling scoop shot didn't quite come off, Somerset v Kent, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Taunton, August 12, 2017

Roelof van der Merwe's rolling scoop shot didn't quite come off

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Apr 28, 2017

Roelof van der Merwe finished unbeaten on 165, Somerset v Surrey, Royal London Cup, South Group, Taunton, April 28, 2017

Roelof van der Merwe finished unbeaten on 165

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Apr 28, 2017

Roelof van der Merwe and Dean Elgar added 213 to rescue Somerset from 22 for 5, Somerset v Surrey, Royal London Cup, South Group, Taunton, April 28, 2017

Roelof van der Merwe and Dean Elgar added 213 to rescue Somerset from 22 for 5

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South Africa Player of the Year 2009

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