JJ Smuts

South Africa
Age
September 21, 1988 (33 years)
Role
All Rounder
Birth Place
Cape Province
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
South Africa
Bowling Style
Slow left-arm orthodox

An attacking and a hard-hitting batsman, Jon-Jon Smuts first came into the limelight around 2008. It was in 2007 that Smuts made his first-class and List A debut but it wasn’t until the 2008 Under-19 World Cup that he was noticed. He may have scored only 163 runs in the tournament but his only fifty came in the all-important semifinal in which he became the top scorer (58) for South Africa Under-19. He even was a part of the South African squad that won the 2010 Emerging Players Tournament in Australia.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
-
-
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

South Africa, Eastern Province, South Africa A, South Africa Under-19, Warriors, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Nelson Mandela Bay Stars, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, Glasgow Giants, Quinny’s Kites

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
6
5
1
180
84
45
229
78.6
0
1
20
1
T20I
13
13
0
174
45
13.38
165
105.45
0
0
18
6
Test
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
6
4
180
164
4
2/42
5.47
41
45
0
0
0
T20I
13
10
136
178
1
1/19
7.85
178
136
0
0
0
Test
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

Since then, he has been around domestic cricket. He has played over a hundred games in each of the three formats. However, it was only in 2017 that Smuts got a taste of international cricket. Smuts made his international debut against Sri Lanka in a T20I series in early 2017. However, he failed to make any contribution of note, scoring just 36 runs in three innings. Later that year, he travelled to England and didn’t have a great series there either.

His poor run in T20Is continued in 2018 as he failed twice in a row against India. Hence, Smuts was ousted from the team. He returned in early 2020 to face England and Australia and his mediocre run in T20Is continued.

Smuts even made his ODI debut in February 2020. He played four games and has done well. He has scored 163 runs with the bat and has picked up three wickets.