Rilee Rossouw

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Rilee Rossouw
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Personal information
Full name Rilee Roscoe Rossouw
Born (1989-10-09) 9 October 1989 (age 27)
Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right arm off break
Role Top order batsman
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 112) 21 August 2014 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI 12 October 2016 v Australia
ODI shirt no. 27
T20I debut (cap 63) 5 November 2014 v Australia
Last T20I 25 March 2016 v West Indies
T20I shirt no. 27
Domestic team information
Years Team
2007–2013 Free State
2010–present Knights (squad no. 9)
2012 Basnahira Cricket Dundee
2014–2015 Royal Challengers Bangalore
2017–present Hampshire
2017-Present Quetta Gladiators
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 36 15 78 130
Runs scored 1,239 327 5,837 4,668
Batting average 38.71 29.72 44.21 38.57
100s/50s 3/7 0/2 18/24 9/29
Top score 132 78 319 137
Balls bowled 45 78 45
Wickets 1 3 1
Bowling average 44.00 23.33 44.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/17 1/1 1/17
Catches/stumpings 22/– 9/– 102/– 73/–
Source: CricketArchive, 10 January 2017

Rilee Roscoe Rossouw (born 9 October 1989 in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State) is a South African cricketer who played internationally for South Africa until 2016. In South Africa he played domestic cricket for the Knights and Free State before signing a deal with Hampshire County Cricket Club in England in January 2017. 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. He was included in the Free State cricket team squad for the 2015 Africa T20 Cup.[8]

Rossouw played in the 2017 Season of the Pakistan Super League for the Quetta Gladiators as a replacement player. Where it was reported that he earned around $370,000.

International cricket[edit]

While attending Grey College in Bloemfontein Rossouw was selected to represent a South African schools team.[9] He made his debut for South Africa under-19s in the second 'Test' against Bangladesh in December 2007.[10] 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.[11]

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 Dean Elgar and Jonathan Vandiar.[12]

He made his One Day International debut against Zimbabwe in August 2014He was run out on without even opening his account.He couldn't open his account in the second match as well.He scored his first fifty in his 9th ODI.[13]

He made his Twenty20 International debut for South Africa against Australia on 5 November 2014.[14] He was the man of the match for his score of 78 off 50 balls.

On 5 January 2017, Rossouw signed a Kolpak deal with Hampshire County Cricket Club which made him ineligible to represent South Africa anymore, ending his international career.[15] His last act as an international cricketer was to incorrectly spell the name of his coach Russell Domingo as Russel Domingo in his resignation mail sent from his mobile phone.[15]

International centuries[edit]

One Day International centuries[edit]

Rilee Rossouw's One Day International centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 128 11  West Indies South Africa Johannesburg, South Africa New Wanderers Stadium 2015 Won
2 132 14  West Indies South Africa Centurion, South Africa SuperSport Park 2015 Won
3 122 36  Australia South Africa Cape Town, South Africa Newlands Cricket Ground 2016 Won

International Awards[edit]

One-Day International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 West Indies SuperSport Park, Centurion 28 January 2015 132 (98 balls, 9x4, 8x6) ; 1 ct.  South Africa won by 131 runs.[16]

Man of the Series awards[edit]

S No Series Season Series Performance Result
1 Australia in South Africa 2016/17 311 runs, 1 100s, 2 50s, Avg-77.75  South Africa won the series 5-0.[17]

Twenty20 International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match Awards[edit]

# Series Season Match Performance Result
1 South Africa in Australia 2014 1 ct. ; 78 (50 balls, 7x4, 3x6)  South Africa won by 7 wickets.[18]


  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. ^ Free State Squad / Players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  9. ^ SA schools cricket team announced,, Retrieved on 11 April 2009
  10. ^ South Africa Under-19s v Bangladesh Under-19s, Bangladesh Under-19s in South Africa 2007/08 (2nd Test), CricketArchive, Retrieved on 11 April 2009
  11. ^ ICC Under-19 World Cup 2007/08 – Batting and Fielding for South Africa Under-19s, CricketArchive, Retrieved on 11 April 2009
  12. ^ Rossouw century puts South Africa in command, Cricinfo, Retrieved on 9 October 2010
  13. ^ "South Africa tour of Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI: Zimbabwe v South Africa at Bulawayo, Aug 21, 2014". 
  14. ^ "South Africa tour of Australia (November 2014), 1st T20I: Australia v South Africa at Adelaide, Nov 5, 2014". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "Rossouw gives up SA career for Kolpak deal with Hampshire". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  16. ^ "West Indies in South Africa ODI Series, 2015 - 5th ODI". 
  17. ^ "Australia tour of South Africa, 2016/17". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 12 October 2016. 
  18. ^ "South Africa in Australia T20I Series - 1st T20I – Australia v South Africa Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 25 February 2015. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 

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