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Name : Roelof van der Merwe

Birth Info : 01 Jan ,1970 , at Johannesburg, Transvaal

Status : All Rounder Batting : Batting: Right Handed Bowling : Bowling: Slow left-arm orthodox

Player Profile

A slow left-arm spinner, Roelof van der Merwe is a South African cricketer who plays domestic cricket for Titans and Northerns, and has represented South Africa in ODIs. He also played in the 2004 Under-19 World Cup.

Also known as “Roela”, he made his domestic debut with Northerns in 2006, but found success when he moved to franchise cricket with the Titans in the 2007-08 season. He was the leading wicket-taker in the MTN Domestic Championship and third in the Standard Bank Pro20 series, where the Titans won both titles and van der Merwe was named Player of the Year along with Newcomer of the Year at the SA Cricket awards.

A hard-hitter of the ball, van der Merwe was then selected for the South African T20 side and made his T20I debut in 2009. He also bagged an IPL contract from the Bangalore in the same year. In 2011, he was signed by the Delhi.


Fast Facts

  • Roelof van der Merwe was the second highest wicket taker in the 2007-08 MTN Domestic Championship and became the highest wicket taker in the 2008-09 edition.
  • He was given the 'South African Newcomer of the Year' award in 2009.
  • He has also been recipient of awards such as the South Africa's Domestic Player of the Year, MTN Domestic Championship Player of the Year, Standard Bank Pro20 Series Player of the Year and was also awarded as Titans Newcomer of the Year.

Player Batting Detail

Field

Test

ODI

IPL

T20

Matches

-

-

21

24

Innings

-

7

15

15

NotOuts

-

3

4

6

Runs

-

39

159

174

Highest

-

12

35

48

Avarage

-

9.75

14.45

19.33

Strike Rate

-

109.09

184.21

160.00

Hundreds

-

0

0

0

Fifties

-

0

0

0

Fours

-

3

11

12

Player Bowling Detail

Field

Test

ODI

IPL

T20

Matches

-

13

21

24

Innings

-

13

21

23

Balls

-

705

443

480

Runs

-

561

498

174

TenWickets

-

0

0

0

FiveWickets

-

33.00

23.71

18.82

FourWickets

-

0

0

0

Average

-

33.00

23.71

18.82

EconomyRate

-

4.77

6.74

6.82

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