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Roelof van der Merwe

Netherlands|Allrounder
Roelof van der Merwe
INTL CAREER: 2009 - 2021
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Full Name

Roelof Erasmus van der Merwe

Born

December 31, 1984, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Age

37y 184d

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
ODI1683965719.2095101.05018360
T20I46321246075*23.00353130.31023713200
FC79126163521205*32.00507669.3662140448610
List A188152442901165*26.86293298.9411123279810
T2027219770279389*21.992102132.870102431031140
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI1616825685193/273/2736.054.9843.4000
T20I4644931995544/354/3518.426.4117.2100
FC791231001048951454/228/10433.752.9369.0800
List A188176822766812505/265/2626.724.8732.91240
T20272262524263102475/325/3225.547.2221.2210
Roelof Erasmus van der Merwe
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Recent Matches - Player
MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Somerset vs Middlesex9*0/1501-Jul-2022Lord'sT20
Somerset vs Glamorgan--0/824-Jun-2022CardiffT20
Somerset vs Hampshire00/3823-Jun-2022TauntonT20
Somerset vs Surrey31/2021-Jun-2022The OvalT20
Somerset vs Essex--0/2119-Jun-2022ChelmsfordT20
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Roelof van der Merwe smashed 48 off 15 balls to snatch victory
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