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Roelof van der Merwe
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Roelof van der Merwe

Netherlands|Allrounder
Roelof van der Merwe

INTL CAREER: 2009 - 2021

Full Name

Roelof Erasmus van der Merwe

Born

December 31, 1984, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Age

36y 293d

Also Known As

Roela

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

Playing Role

Allrounder

Education

Waterkloof

TEAMS

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.

van der Merwe played in the 2004 Under-19 World Cup before he made his domestic debut in 2006 for Northerns, scoring a duck, and the rest of his playing time that season was rather bland. But when he moved to franchise cricket with the Titans for the 2007-08 season, he found success. van der Merwe topped the wickets tally in the MTN Domestic Championship and finished third in the Standard Bank Pro20 Series, contributing handy run in both tournaments. The Titans won both titles and van der Merwe was named Player of the Year, MTN Domestic Championship Player of the Year, Standard Bank Pro20 Series Player of the Year and the Newcomer of the Year for the Titans. He was later named Domestic Newcomer of the Year at the SA Cricket awards. The following season van der Merwe's 30 wickets were pivotal as the Titans retained the MTN Domestic Championship.

van der Merwe was then picked up for South Africa's two Twenty20 matches against Australia in March 2009 and was catapulted him into the big lights. There was also a contract for the IPL's Bangalore franchise, the Royal Challengers.
Cricinfo staff April 2009

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODI1583965719.2095101.05018340
T20I44301245475*25.22346131.21023613200
FC77122163483205*32.85497570.0162139848610
List A187152442901165*26.86293298.9411123279790
T2025718766269389*22.252042131.88010237951060
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI1515789658183/273/2736.555.0043.80000
T20I4443919973544/354/3518.016.3517.00100
FC77120975247681424/228/10433.572.9368.60800
List A187175819166542495/265/2626.724.8732.801240
T20257248503260282425/325/3224.907.1820.70210
Roelof Erasmus van der Merwe
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Roelof van der Merwe claimed two in two balls to lift Somerset
Roelof van der Merwe roars after taking the wicket of Josh Bohannon
Roelof van der Merwe is framed by lights and fireworks during the game
Roelof van der Merwe claimed a fine boundary catch
Roelof van der Merwe drives during his 76
Roelof van der Merwe scoops the ball