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Roelof van der Merwe      

Full name Roelof Erasmus van der Merwe

Born December 31, 1984, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Current age 35 years 94 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 15 8 3 96 57 19.20 95 101.05 0 1 8 3 4 0
T20Is 43 29 12 454 75* 26.70 345 131.59 0 2 36 13 19 0
First-class 67 108 15 3185 205* 34.24 4528 70.34 6 19 364 42 53 0
List A 187 152 44 2901 165* 26.86 2932 98.94 1 11 232 79 79 0
T20s 232 167 55 2443 89* 21.81 1874 130.36 0 10 214 88 95 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 15 15 789 658 18 3/27 3/27 36.55 5.00 43.8 0 0 0
T20Is 43 42 895 938 54 4/35 4/35 17.37 6.28 16.5 1 0 0
First-class 67 112 9139 4519 133 4/22 8/104 33.97 2.96 68.7 7 0 0
List A 187 175 8191 6654 249 5/26 5/26 26.72 4.87 32.8 12 4 0
T20s 232 224 4568 5410 223 5/32 5/32 24.26 7.10 20.4 1 1 0
Career statistics
ODI debut South Africa v Australia at Centurion, Apr 5, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI Netherlands v Zimbabwe at Deventer, Jun 21, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v Australia at Centurion, Mar 29, 2009 scorecard
Last T20I Netherlands v Papua New Guinea at Dubai (DSC), Nov 2, 2019 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Limpopo v Northerns at Duiwelskloof, Dec 7-9, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Somerset v Essex at Taunton, Sep 23-26, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Northerns v North West at Pretoria, Oct 15, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Pakistan Shaheens v Marylebone Cricket Club at Lahore, Feb 16, 2020 scorecard
T20s debut Titans v Warriors at Benoni, Mar 28, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s Multan Sultans v Marylebone Cricket Club at Lahore, Feb 19, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/10 M.C.C. v Sultans Lahore 19 Feb 2020 T20
1/25, 9 M.C.C. v Northern Lahore 17 Feb 2020 T20
47*, 1/24 M.C.C. v Shaheens Lahore 16 Feb 2020 LA
2/17, 1* M.C.C. v Qalandars Lahore 14 Feb 2020 T20
5*, 0/9 Spartans v Paarl Rocks Paarl 16 Dec 2019 T20
1/26 Spartans v Giants Port Elizabeth 13 Dec 2019 T20
16*, 0/24 Spartans v Giants Port Elizabeth 3 Dec 2019 T20
1/35, 10* Spartans v Blitz Cape Town 1 Dec 2019 T20
3/15 Spartans v Paarl Rocks Centurion 29 Nov 2019 T20
5, 2/11 Spartans v Jozi Stars Johannesburg 24 Nov 2019 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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Oct 22, 2019

Roelof van der Merwe goes wild after winning another lbw appeal, Netherlands v Singapore, ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier, Dubai, October 22, 2019

Roelof van der Merwe goes wild after winning another lbw appeal

© Peter Della Penna

Sep 26, 2019

Roelof van der Merwe celebrates the wicket of Simon Harmer, Somerset v Essex, County Championship, Division One, Taunton, September 26, 2019

Roelof van der Merwe celebrates the wicket of Simon Harmer

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Sep 24, 2019

Roelof van der Merwe brings out the reverse-sweep, Somerset v Essex, County Championship, Division One, Taunton, September 24, 2019

Roelof van der Merwe brings out the reverse-sweep

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Notes

South Africa Player of the Year 2009