JJ Smuts      

Full name Jon-Jon Trevor Smuts

Born September 21, 1988, Grahamstown, Cape Province

Current age 32 years 168 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 13 13 0 174 45 13.38 165 105.45 0 0 18 6 1 0
First-class 107 196 13 5887 150* 32.16 9796 60.09 9 33 843 29 61 0
List A 142 136 10 4578 173* 36.33 5643 81.12 7 30 509 49 43 0
T20s 154 150 14 3624 121 26.64 2887 125.52 3 17 380 111 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 13 10 136 178 1 1/19 1/19 178.00 7.85 136.0 0 0 0
First-class 107 148 10412 5549 166 6/50 10/165 33.42 3.19 62.7 10 3 2
List A 142 112 4473 3710 93 4/4 4/4 39.89 4.97 48.0 3 0 0
T20s 154 124 2129 2448 86 3/15 3/15 28.46 6.89 24.7 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 Pakistan v South Africa at Lahore, Feb 14, 2021 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Eastern Province v KwaZulu-Natal at Port Elizabeth, Feb 15-17, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class Warriors v Cape Cobras at Port Elizabeth, Dec 13-16, 2020 scorecard
List A debut Eastern Province v Border at Port Elizabeth, Nov 11, 2007 scorecard
Last List A Cape Cobras v Warriors at Potchefstroom, Jan 30, 2021 scorecard
T20s debut Warriors v Zimbabwe at Port Elizabeth, Mar 25, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s Lions v Warriors at Durban, Feb 27, 2021 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
23, 1/18 Warriors v Lions Durban 27 Feb 2021 T20
33, 0/22 Warriors v Knights Durban 25 Feb 2021 T20
16, 1/19 Warriors v Titans Durban 24 Feb 2021 T20
0/12, 20 Warriors v Cape Cobras Durban 23 Feb 2021 T20
29, 0/21 Warriors v Dolphins Durban 21 Feb 2021 T20
14, 0/29 Warriors v Lions Durban 20 Feb 2021 T20
1, 0/20 South Africa v Pakistan Lahore 14 Feb 2021 T20I # 1122
0/20, 7 South Africa v Pakistan Lahore 13 Feb 2021 T20I # 1121
48, 0/32 Warriors v Cape Cobras Potchefstroom 30 Jan 2021 LA
102, 0/37 Warriors v Lions Potchefstroom 28 Jan 2021 LA
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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