Picture of Roelof van der Merwe

Roelof van der Merwe

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Slow left-arm orthodox
Played for:
South Africa, Northerns, South Africa A, South African Invitation XI, Titans, Bangalore, Delhi, South Africa Under-19, Somerset, Brisbane Heat
Roles played:
AllRounder
Home country:
South Africa
Born:
December 31, 1984, Johannesburg, Transvaal

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.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
ODI 13 7 39 3 9.75 95.12 0 0 12
T20 13 6 57 3 19 114 0 0 48
IPL 21 15 159 4 14.45 112.76 0 0 35
CLT20 18 12 143 3 15.88 140.19 0 1 73
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
ODI 13 13 705 561 17 3/27 / 33 4.77 0 0 0 14
T20 13 13 264 305 14 2/14 / 21.78 6.93 0 0 0 5
IPL 21 21 443 498 21 3/20 / 23.71 6.74 0 0 0 12
CLT20 18 15 330 349 15 2/18 / 23.26 6.34 0 0 0 4
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 3 0 1
T20 6 0 1
IPL 8 0 2
CLT20 5 0 2

Career

Span:
ODI:
2009-2010
 
T20:
2009-2010
 
IPL:
2009-2013
 
CLT20:
2009-2013
ODI
Debut:
South Africa Vs Australia at SuperSport Park, Centurion - Apr 05, 2009
Last played:
South Africa Vs West Indies at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad - Jun 03, 2010
T20
Debut:
South Africa Vs Australia at SuperSport Park, Centurion - Mar 29, 2009
Last played:
South Africa Vs West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, St Peter's, Antigua - May 19, 2010
IPL
Debut:
Bangalore Vs Kolkata at Kingsmead, Durban - Apr 29, 2009
Last played:
Delhi Vs Chennai at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - May 14, 2013
CLT20
Debut:
Bangalore Vs Cape Cobras at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore - Karnataka - Oct 08, 2009
Last played:
Titans Vs Trinidad and Tobago at Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad - Sep 30, 2013
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