Roelof van der Merwe      

Full name Roelof Erasmus van der Merwe

Born December 31, 1984, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Current age 35 years 338 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 71 114 16 3242 205* 33.08 4636 69.93 6 19 370 43 57 0
List A 187 152 44 2901 165* 26.86 2932 98.94 1 11 232 79 79 0
T20s 241 173 58 2570 89* 22.34 1946 132.06 0 10 224 93 99 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 71 113 9175 4527 134 4/22 8/104 33.78 2.96 68.4 7 0 0
List A 187 175 8191 6654 249 5/26 5/26 26.72 4.87 32.8 12 4 0
T20s 241 233 4742 5616 226 5/32 5/32 24.84 7.10 20.9 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 Gloucestershire at Taunton, Aug 22-25, 2020 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 Gloucestershire v Somerset at Bristol, Sep 20, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
17*, 0/20 Somerset v Gloucs Bristol 20 Sep 2020 T20
0/27 Somerset v Northants Taunton 18 Sep 2020 T20
2/15 Somerset v Glamorgan Cardiff 16 Sep 2020 T20
1/30, 4 Somerset v Gloucs Taunton 13 Sep 2020 T20
0/30, 15 Somerset v Worcs Taunton 11 Sep 2020 T20
0/8, 25 Somerset v Bears Taunton 4 Sep 2020 T20
25*, 0/28 Somerset v Worcs Birmingham 3 Sep 2020 T20
0/13 Somerset v Glamorgan Taunton 1 Sep 2020 T20
0/38, 41* Somerset v Northants Northampton 30 Aug 2020 T20
1 Somerset v Gloucs Taunton 22 Aug 2020 FC
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

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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