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Jacques Rudolph

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Slow left-arm orthodox
Played for:
South Africa, Africa XI, Glamorgan, Northerns B, Northerns, Rest of South Africa, South Africa A, South Africa Pres XI, Surrey, Titans, UCB Invitation XI, Yorkshire, Diamond Eagles, South Africa Under-19, Jamaica Tallawahs
Roles played:
Batsman
ICC Rank:
Batting:
80
Bowling:
0
Home country:
South Africa
Born:
May 04, 1981, Springs, Transvaal

Profile

Perhaps the biggest highlight of his career would be an unbeaten 222 on his Test debut against Bangladesh. Jacques Rudolph made his way into the South African national team in 2003, amid utter chaos of racial discrimination and internal politics. His sheer volume of domestic runs helped him a great deal as he put up a record-breaking third wicket partnership for his team with fellow team-mate, Boeta Dippenaar in the same match.

An elegant left-handed batsman with a flair for cover drive and a mixture of perfect footwork and balance, Rudolph was a victim of some unfortunate incidents in South African cricket history which obstructed his entry into international cricket time and again. But, soon after he debuted internationally, his batting silenced the critics. His innings of 105 not-out saved South Africa from a defeat at Perth in 2005; following which his form subsided. In 2007, he gave up his international career with South Africa and moved to Yorkshire as a Kolpak player on a three-year deal. However, consistent performances in South Africa’s domestic circuit in the 2011-12 season granted him a Test recall for the home series against Australia. An integral part of the Titans side in the domestic circuit since 2004, Rudolph was included in the T20 squad for the 2012 Champions League T20.
 


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 48 83 2622 9 35.43 43.81 6 11 222*
ODI 45 39 1174 6 35.57 68.05 0 7 81
T20 1 1 6 1 - 85.71 0 0 6*
CLT20 9 8 274 2 45.66 117.09 0 2 83*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 48 19 664 432 4 1/1 / 108 3.90 0 0 0 2
ODI 45 1 24 26 0 0/26 / - 6.5 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 29 0 1
ODI 11 0 4
CLT20 3 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2003-2012
 
ODI:
2003-2006
 
T20:
2006-2006
 
CLT20:
2012-2013
Test
Debut:
South Africa Vs Bangladesh at Chittagong Stadium (MA Aziz Stadium), Chittagong - Apr 24, 2003
Last played:
South Africa Vs Australia at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide - Nov 22, 2012
ODI
Debut:
South Africa Vs India at Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka - Apr 13, 2003
Last played:
South Africa Vs Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney - Feb 05, 2006
T20
Debut:
South Africa Vs Australia at Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane - Queensland - Jan 09, 2006
Last played:
South Africa Vs Australia at Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane - Queensland - Jan 09, 2006
CLT20
Debut:
Titans Vs Perth Scorchers at SuperSport Park, Centurion - Oct 13, 2012
Last played:
Titans Vs Trinidad and Tobago at Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad - Sep 30, 2013
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