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JJ Smuts      

Full name Jon-Jon Trevor Smuts

Born September 21, 1988, Grahamstown, Cape Province

Current age 31 years 326 days

Major teams South Africa, Eastern Province, South Africa A, South Africa Under-19s, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Warriors

Playing role Batting allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Relation Brother - KR Smuts

Jon-Jon Trevor Smuts
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 5 4 1 163 84 54.33 211 77.25 0 1 18 1 2 0
T20Is 11 11 0 166 45 15.09 151 109.93 0 0 17 6 1 0
First-class 104 190 12 5771 150* 32.42 9568 60.31 9 33 829 28 58 0
List A 138 132 10 4416 173* 36.19 5458 80.90 6 30 490 47 42 0
T20s 146 142 14 3481 121 27.19 2765 125.89 3 17 359 109 34 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 5 3 132 97 3 2/42 2/42 32.33 4.40 44.0 0 0 0
T20Is 11 8 94 138 1 1/19 1/19 138.00 8.80 94.0 0 0 0
First-class 104 143 9890 5332 156 6/50 10/165 34.17 3.23 63.3 10 3 2
List A 138 108 4275 3573 87 4/4 4/4 41.06 5.01 49.1 3 0 0
T20s 146 116 1985 2287 84 3/15 3/15 27.22 6.91 23.6 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut South Africa v England at Cape Town, Feb 4, 2020 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v Australia at Potchefstroom, Mar 7, 2020 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Jan 20, 2017 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 21, 2020 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Eastern Province v KwaZulu-Natal at Port Elizabeth, Feb 15-17, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class Titans v Warriors at Centurion, Jan 6-9, 2020 scorecard
List A debut Eastern Province v Border at Port Elizabeth, Nov 11, 2007 scorecard
Last List A South Africa v Australia at Potchefstroom, Mar 7, 2020 scorecard
T20s debut Warriors v Zimbabwe at Port Elizabeth, Mar 25, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 21, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/42, 84 South Africa v Australia Potchefstroom 7 Mar 2020 ODI # 4254
41 South Africa v Australia Bloemfontein 4 Mar 2020 ODI # 4252
0/15, 7 South Africa v Australia Johannesburg 21 Feb 2020 T20I # 1046
13 South Africa v England Durban 14 Feb 2020 T20I # 1041
20, 0/22 South Africa v England East London 12 Feb 2020 T20I # 1039
31, 0/12 South Africa v England Johannesburg 9 Feb 2020 ODI # 4242
- South Africa v England Durban 7 Feb 2020 ODI # 4238
1/43, 7* South Africa v England Cape Town 4 Feb 2020 ODI # 4234
35, 0/52, 4, 0/26 Warriors v Titans Centurion 6 Jan 2020 FC
0, 6/50, 4/117 Warriors v Dolphins Durban 19 Dec 2019 FC
Profile

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.
ESPNcricinfo staff

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Mar 7, 2020

Jon-Jon Smuts made his maiden international fifty, Australia v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Potchefstroom, March 7, 2020

Jon-Jon Smuts made his maiden international fifty

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Mar 4, 2020

Jon-Jon Smuts heaves through midwicket, Australia v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Bloemfontein, March 4, 2020

Jon-Jon Smuts heaves through midwicket

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Feb 14, 2020

Jon-Jon Smuts was bowled behind his legs, South Africa v England, 2nd T20I, Durban, February 14, 2020

Jon-Jon Smuts was bowled behind his legs

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