JJ Smuts

JJ Smuts

South Africa|batting allrounder
JJ Smuts

INTL CAREER: 2017 - 2021

Full Name

Jon-Jon Trevor Smuts


September 21, 1988, Grahamstown, Cape Province


32y 214d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

Playing Role

Batting allrounder




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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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
List A143137104595173*36.18566181.1673051149440
List A14311345213777944/44/440.185.0148.00300
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Recent Matches - Player

South Africa vs Pakistan171/6707-Apr-2021CenturionODI # 4287
Warriors vs Cape Cobras200/7807-Mar-2021Cape TownFC
Warriors vs LIONS231/1827-Feb-2021DurbanT20
Warriors vs Knights330/2225-Feb-2021DurbanT20
Warriors vs Titans161/1924-Feb-2021DurbanT20


Jon-Jon Smuts made his maiden international fifty
Jon-Jon Smuts heaves through midwicket
Jon-Jon Smuts was bowled behind his legs
Jon-Jon Smuts and Rassie van der Dussen saw South Africa home
Jon-Jon Smuts celebrates his maiden ODI wicket
JJ Smuts celebrates a half-century