JJ Smuts

Country: South Africa
Born: September 21, 1988, Grahamstown, Cape Province
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left arm Orthodox
Playing role: Batting Allrounder

JJ Smuts Bio

Jon-Jon Trevor Smuts, the charismatic cricket player from South Africa, has established himself as one of the most entertaining and aggressive opening batsmen in shorter formats of the game. Even though he may not be famous enough to be called Jon-Jon twice, his batting prowess and left-arm spin have made him a beloved figure in cricketing circles.

Smuts’ cricketing journey began at a tender age of six when he started playing the sport. Since then, he has shown immense dedication and passion for the game, honing his skills over the years. His natural talent and hard work paid off when he was selected to represent South Africa in the Under-19 World Cup in Sri Lanka in 2007-08. In the tournament, it was Smuts’ impressive knock of 58 that helped his team reach the final, although they eventually lost to India. This performance earned him the well-deserved Man-of-the-Match award.

Although it took Smuts some time to establish himself at the highest level of the game, his patience and persistence paid off. Despite his exceptional batting average of 43.64 in the 2011-12 season, it was in limited-overs cricket where he truly shone. In the 2014-15 one-day cup, he finished as the third-highest run-scorer with an impressive tally of 592 runs at an average of 59.20, including six half-centuries. His reputation as a powerful hitter earned him a contract in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in 2016.

Smuts’ skill with the bat continued to flourish, and he emerged as the leading run-scorer in South Africa’s domestic T20 competition in the 2016-17 season. His outstanding performances finally garnered attention from the national selectors, and he was chosen to represent South Africa in the T20 squad against Sri Lanka in January 2017.

Off the field, Smuts is known for his amiable personality and love for the game. His warm nature and affability make him popular among teammates and fans alike. When not playing cricket, Smuts enjoys spending time with his family and friends and is actively involved in various philanthropic endeavors.

As of now, Jon-Jon Trevor Smuts’ cricketing journey is far from over. With his aggressive batting style, consistent performances, and ability to contribute as a left-arm spinner, he has the potential to achieve great heights in the cricketing world. Fans eagerly await his future accomplishments, hoping that the name “Jon-Jon” will become synonymous with excellence in the sport.

Overall, Smuts has proven himself to be a true asset to South African cricket, and his career trajectory and achievements are a testament to his talent, determination, and love for the game.

JJ Smuts Career Stats

JJ Smuts Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 13 13 0 174 45 13.38 165 105.45 0 0 18 6 1 0
ODIs 6 5 1 180 84 45 229 78.6 0 1 20 1 3 0
FC 114 204 16 6065 150* 32.26 10112 59.97 9 33 867 31 63 0
List A 159 152 10 5172 173* 36.42 6269 82.5 9 32 581 55 46 0
T20s 191 185 17 4452 121 26.5 3514 126.69 3 23 466 141 42 0

JJ Smuts Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 13 10 136 178 1 1/19 1/19 178 7.85 136 0 0 0
ODIs 6 4 180 164 4 2/42 2/42 41 5.46 45 0 0 0
FC 114 159 12024 6234 205 6/47 10/165 30.4 3.11 58.6 13 7 2
List A 159 127 5307 4323 113 4/4 4/4 38.25 4.88 46.9 4 0 0
T20s 191 155 2711 3074 112 3/12 3/12 27.44 6.8 24.2 0 0 0

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