Full Name

Matheus Christiaan van Zyl

Born

April 06, 1980, Grootfontein

Age

41y 75d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium fast

TEAMS

Career-best figures of 8 for 34 against Ireland in Dublin during an Intercontinental Cup match really served to make a name for Ian Van Zyl among Namibian cricket watchers, but he has struggled to reach such heights since.

He began his career as a medium-fast bowler, but a fully fledged No. 11. Over time his batting has improved enough for Namibia to occasionally use him as a pinch-hitter in short formats of the game, although he remains more likely to be seen swinging at the end of an innings.

He bowls with good control and remains part of the Namibian squad for the Intercontinental Cup in 2007, but he will need more performances like he had in May 2006 if he is to keep some of the younger Namibian bowlers out of the side.

Alan Curr October 2007

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50sCtSt
FC1626103265020.3773244.5301111
List A241662314823.100090
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC1617271123328/3435.093.9053.90010
List A24825776234/174/1733.735.6435.80200

Photos


Ian van Zyl, player portrait
Ian van Zyl steams in during his 8 for 34