Roelof van der Merwe | Dutch-South African Professional Cricketer

Roelof van der Merwe, nicknamed “the Bulldog” for his tenacity and competitive spirit, is a Dutch-South African cricketer who has had a unique and fascinating…

Roelof van der Merwe

Roelof van der Merwe, nicknamed “the Bulldog” for his tenacity and competitive spirit, is a Dutch-South African cricketer who has had a unique and fascinating career.
Born in Johannesburg in 1984, van der Merwe initially represented South Africa in international cricket, playing 13 ODIs and 13 T20Is between 2009 and 2011.

CategoryDetail
NameRoelof van der Merwe
GirlfriendWillene
BornJune 30, 1984
Age38 years old
Height1.73 m (5 feet 8 inches)
Playing StyleLeft-arm orthodox spin bowler,
Lower-order batsman
Teams Played ForSouth Africa (international),
Netherlands (international),
Royal Challengers Bangalore (IPL),
Delhi Daredevils (IPL),
Brisbane Heat (Big Bash League),
Somerset County Cricket Club (England),
and many more

All Match Stats

International Cricket (South Africa):

FormatMatchesRunsBestWic
One-Day Internationals1317140*14

International Cricket (Netherlands):

FormatMatchesRunsBestWic
One-Day Internationals8689968*82
Twenty20 Internationals3333240*50

T20 Franchise Cricket:

LeagueMatchesRunsBestWic
(IPL)3613328*22
(CPL)4721425*34
(BBL)6421830*52
The Hundred103622*16
Other T20
Leagues
6679661*104

Domestic Cricket:

LeagueMatRunsBestWit
English County
Championship
2018845*20
South African
Domestic Cricket
5227438*56

A Career Studded with Highlights Across Two Nations

Roelof van der Merwe, the Dutch-South African cricketing globetrotter, has carved a unique path with a treasure trove of highlights. Here are some of his most remarkable achievements:

International Glory:

Dual International Feat: One of the few cricketers to represent two international teams in ODIs, switching allegiance from South Africa to the Netherlands in 2015.

Netherlands World Cup Hero: Played a pivotal role in Netherlands’ qualification for the 2021 T20 World Cup and the 2023 Cricket World Cup, showcasing his leadership and all-round skills.

Historic Win Architect: Delivered a crucial cameo of 29 runs off 19 balls in Netherlands’ historic victory over South Africa at the 2023 Cricket World Cup, etching his name in cricket history.

Franchise Stardom:

IPL Champion: Lifted the coveted IPL trophy with the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2011, proving his mettle in the high-pressure franchise arena.

Caribbean Champion: Claimed the Caribbean Premier League title with the Barbados Royals in 2023, demonstrating his adaptability and impact across leagues.

T20 Globetrotter: Excelled in various T20 leagues like the Big Bash League and The Hundred, establishing himself as a sought-after all-rounder across continents.

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