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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 - 2019

Full Name

Roelof Erasmus van der Merwe

Born

December 31, 1984, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Age

36y 175d

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
T20I43291245475*26.70345131.59023613190
FC73115163330205*33.63473870.2862038046590
List A187152442901165*26.86293298.9411123279790
T2024117358253889*22.061927131.70010223901000
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI1515789658183/273/2736.555.0043.80000
T20I4342895938544/354/3517.376.2816.50100
FC73115928345941344/228/10434.282.9669.20700
List A187175819166542495/265/2626.724.8732.801240
T20241233474256232265/325/3224.887.1120.90110
Roelof Erasmus van der Merwe
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Somerset vs Essex00/3509-Jun-2021TauntonT20
Smrst 2nd XI vs Glouc 2nd XI282/2707-Jun-2021TauntonOTHERT20
Somerset vs Hampshire880/51 & 0/1603-Jun-2021TauntonFC
Smrst 2nd XI vs Worcs 2nd XI01/3331-May-2021Barnt GreenOTHERT20
Somerset vs Surrey----13-May-2021TauntonFC

Photos


Roelof van der Merwe goes wild after winning another lbw appeal
Roelof van der Merwe celebrates the wicket of Simon Harmer
Roelof van der Merwe brings out the reverse-sweep
Roelof van der Merwe and Dom Bess rescued Somerset after a collapse
Roelof van der Merwe celebrates a breakthrough
Roelof van der Merwe drives