JJ Smuts      

Full name Jon-Jon Trevor Smuts

Born September 21, 1988, Grahamstown, Cape Province

Current age 29 years 87 days

Major teams South Africa, Eastern Province, South Africa A, South Africa Under-19s, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Warriors

Playing role Batting allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Relation Brother - KR Smuts

Jon-Jon Trevor Smuts
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
T20Is Insights on t20i 6 6 0 110 45 18.33 96 114.58 0 0 11 5 1 0
First-class 85 156 8 4823 150* 32.58 7792 61.89 9 28 702 23 47 0
List A 110 106 4 3523 173* 34.53 4434 79.45 6 23 395 37 32 0
T20s Insights on t20 111 110 10 2763 107* 27.63 2193 125.99 2 13 285 89 27 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
T20Is Insights on t20i 6 4 52 72 1 1/19 1/19 72.00 8.30 52.0 0 0 0
First-class 85 110 7188 3990 111 6/80 10/165 35.94 3.33 64.7 7 1 1
List A 110 83 3056 2611 62 4/4 4/4 42.11 5.12 49.2 2 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 111 87 1474 1658 68 3/15 3/15 24.38 6.74 21.6 0 0 0
Career statistics
T20I debut South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Jan 20, 2017 scorecard
Last T20I England v South Africa at Cardiff, Jun 25, 2017 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Eastern Province v KwaZulu-Natal at Port Elizabeth, Feb 15-17, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class Knights v Warriors at Kimberley, Oct 23-26, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Eastern Province v Border at Port Elizabeth, Nov 11, 2007 scorecard
Last List A South Africa A v India A at Pretoria, Jul 26, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Warriors v Zimbabwe at Port Elizabeth, Mar 25, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s Titans v Warriors at Centurion, Dec 13, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
8, 0/19 Warriors v Titans Centurion 13 Dec 2017 T20
48, 0/22 Warriors v Cape Cobras East London 10 Dec 2017 T20
69*, 1/9 Warriors v Lions Potchefstroom 8 Dec 2017 T20
0, 2/31 Warriors v Dolphins Port Elizabeth 3 Dec 2017 T20
1/29, 53 Warriors v Titans Benoni 1 Dec 2017 T20
1/21, 12 Warriors v Cape Cobras Paarl 29 Nov 2017 T20
1/37, 10 Warriors v Lions Cape Town 26 Nov 2017 T20
23, 2/33 Warriors v Knights Bloemfontein 24 Nov 2017 T20
0/22, 20 Warriors v Titans East London 17 Nov 2017 T20
18, 0/9 Warriors v Knights Port Elizabeth 10 Nov 2017 T20
Profile

So good they named him twice? Perhaps not yet, but Jon-Jon Smuts is an aggressive, clean-hitting opening batsman who has made a name as one of the most entertaining cricketers to watch in shorter formats. He has been a cricketer since he could see over the top of a pair of pads at the age of six, he is unusual in that he opens the batting in all three formats, and he is no mean left-arm spinner. Smuts was part of the South African squad that reached the semi-finals of the Under-19 World Cup against Pakistan in Sri Lanka in 2007-08. In fact, it was Smuts' 58 - which earned him Man-of-the-Match honours - that put the South Africans in the final, which they lost to India. Smuts was also in the South African squad that won the 2010 Emerging Players Tournament in Australia.
But it took Smuts several seasons before he was able to break through at the highest level. Despite finishing fifth in the first-class competition's batting charts in the 2011-12 season, when he averaged 43.64, Smuts positioned himself more as a limited-overs cricketer. He was third among run-scorers in the 2014-15 season's one-day cup, scoring 592 runs at 59.20 with six fifties to his name. His reputation for big hitting earned him a CPL contract in 2016. Smuts finished as the leading run-scorer in South Africa's domestic T20 competition in the 2016-17 season and was finally selected in South Africa's T20 squad to play Sri Lanka in three matches in January 2017.
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Nov 8, 2017

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Jun 23, 2017

JJ Smuts struck some meaty blows in his 45, England v South Africa, 2nd T20I, Taunton, June 23, 2017

JJ Smuts struck some meaty blows in his 45

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Jan 25, 2017

Jon-Jon Smuts hits down the ground, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20, Cape Town, January 25, 2017

Jon-Jon Smuts hits down the ground

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