Louis van der Westhuizen
|Full name||Louis Petrus van der Westhuizen|
31 March 1988 |
Windhoek, Khomas Region, Namibia
|Bowling style||Slow left-arm orthodox|
Source: CricketArchive, 17 January 2017
Louis van der Westhuizen (born March 31, 1988) is a Namibian cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and a slow left-arm bowler. He has played first-class cricket for the senior Namibian cricket team since 2006, having previously lined up for the Under-19s.
Van der Westhuizen played for the Namibians in the Under-19s World Cup in 2006. Generally speaking, van der Westhuizen occupies the position of opening batsman for the Namibian side in limited-overs cricket. He was also part of the Namibian Under-19 team which won the Under-19 African Championship in 2007.
Van der Westhuizen has success as a batsman in the Twenty20 format of the game. Playing against Kenya in a Twenty20 match, he scored 145 runs from 50 balls, then the third-highest individual score of all time in top level Twenty20. He also scored an innings of 159*, with 16 sixes, against Kenya in Kampala during the 2011 ICC World Cricket League Africa Region Twenty20 Division One tournament (which is not considered a top-level Twenty20 tournament).
- "Namibia v Kenya, 2011/12". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 November 2011.
- "Individual Scores of 100 and More in a Twenty20 Match". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 November 2011.
- "Namibia continues its winning ways". International Cricket Council. 13 July 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
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