Rilee Rossouw

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Rilee Rossouw
Personal information
Full name Rilee Roscoe Rossouw
Born (1989-10-09) 9 October 1989 (age 24)
Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right arm off break
Domestic team information
Years Team
2007–2013 Free State
2010–present Knights (squad no. 9)
2012 Basnahira Cricket Dundee
FC debut 8 November 2007 Free State v Easterns
LA debut 11 November 2007 Free State v Easterns
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 68 85 55
Runs scored 4,984 2,973 1,362
Batting average 44.10 37.16 26.70
100s/50s 16/22 5/18 0/8
Top score 319 131 76
Balls bowled 24
Wickets 2
Bowling average 7.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/1
Catches/stumpings 88/– 48/– 19/–
Source: CricketArchive, 10 March 2014

Rilee Roscoe Rossouw (born 9 October 1989 in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State) is a South African cricketer who plays for the Knights and Free State. He is a left-hand batsman and a right arm off-spin bowler.

Domestic cricket[edit]

Rossouw made his first-class debut in November 2007 for Free State against Easterns, batting at number three he topscored in the match with 83, an innings that included 13 fours.[1] At the end of his maiden season he made the step-up to franchise cricket playing three Twenty20 matches for the Eagles.[2]

Rossouw was a regular in the Eagles team during the 2008/09 season, in the SuperSport Series he was the team's leading scorer with 765 runs including three centuries.[3] His maiden first-class century came against the Titans in November 2008, he made 106 including 20 boundaries.[4] In the return fixture in March 2009 he scored 109 in a team total of 178, no other batsman passed 16.[5] Again the innings was in vain as the Eagles lost to the league champions. In the one-day format he also scored a maiden century, he struck 131 off 108 balls against the Warriors.[6]

Rossouw scored 1,261 runs at 57.61 in the 2009/10 season, this included a score of 319 off 291 balls against the Titans. The innings was the fastest triple century in South African domestic cricket and included 47 fours and 8 sixes. Alongside Dean Elgar he shared a second wicket partnership of 480 in 84 overs, the largest South African partnership for any wicket.[7]

Rossouw played in the IPL 2011 for Royal Challengers Bangalore and replaced Nic Maddinson in IPL 2014 for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

International cricket[edit]

While attending Grey College in Bloemfontein Rossouw was selected to represent a South African schools team.[8] He made his debut for South Africa under-19s in the second 'Test' against Bangladesh in December 2007.[9] He also played against India prior to the 2008 U/19 Cricket World Cup.[2] At the World Cup he played all six matches scoring 136 runs at an average of 34.00 as South Africa reached the final.[10]

Roussow was selected in the South Africa A squad for the tours of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in 2010, on the latter he scored 131 from 151 balls against Sri Lanka A, sharing century stands with Elgar and Jonathan Vandiar.[11]


  1. ^ Free State v Easterns, South African Airways Provincial Three-Day Challenge 2007/08 (Pool B), CricketArchive, Retrieved on 11 April 2009
  2. ^ a b Player Oracle: RR Rossouw, CricketArchive, Retrieved on 11 April 2009
  3. ^ SuperSport Series 2008/09 – Batting and Fielding for Eagles, CricketArchive, Retrieved on 11 April 2009
  4. ^ Titans v Eagles, SuperSport Series 2008/09, CricketArchive, Retrieved on 11 April 2009
  5. ^ Eagles v Titans, SuperSport Series 2008/09, CricketArchive, Retrieved on 11 April 2009
  6. ^ Warriors v Eagles, MTN Domestic Championship 2008/09, CricketArchive, Retrieved on 11 April 2009
  7. ^ Rilee Rossouw enters record books with triple ton, Cricinfo, Retrieved on 25 March 2010
  8. ^ SA schools cricket team announced,, Retrieved on 11 April 2009
  9. ^ South Africa Under-19s v Bangladesh Under-19s, Bangladesh Under-19s in South Africa 2007/08 (2nd Test), CricketArchive, Retrieved on 11 April 2009
  10. ^ ICC Under-19 World Cup 2007/08 – Batting and Fielding for South Africa Under-19s, CricketArchive, Retrieved on 11 April 2009
  11. ^ Rossouw century puts South Africa in command, Cricinfo, Retrieved on 9 October 2010

External links[edit]

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