Raynard van Tonder
Raynard van Tonder is a 22-year-old batsman from South Africa. He began his first-class career playing for Free State in October 2016 in the 2016–17 Sunfoil 3-Day Cup. He played his first List A game for the same team the same month in 2016–17 CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge. In September 2017, Raynard played his first T20 game in the 2017 Africa T20 Cup for Free State.
South Africa, Free State, South Africa Under-19, Knights, South Africa Emerging Players
He was appointed captain of the South Africa squad for the U-19 World Cup in December 2017. His performance in the tournament saw him named by the ICC the rising star of the squad. In July 2018, Raynard was listed among the members of the Cricket South Africa Emerging Squad. In September 2019, Free State included Raynard in their squad for the 2019–20 CSA Provincial T20 Cup.
Raynard has not yet played Test cricket.
Van Tonder is yet to play an ODI match.
Raynard van Tonder has not made his T20I debut yet.
Records and Facts
He scored the most runs, 348, for South Africa in the U-19 World Cup. Van Tonder made an unbeaten 250 in October 2018 in a 2018–19 CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup match versus Gauteng. With 843 runs in 8 games, he was the highest scorer in the 2019–20 CSA 4-Day Franchise Series.
In 33 first-class games, Raynard has scored 2593 runs at 49.86 with 6 tons and 13 fifties including his top score of 250 not out. In Free State’s game against Gauteng in the CSA 3-day Provincial Cup, in October 2018, Gauteng batted first and scored 344. When Free State replied Raynard came to the crease after Free State had lost a wicket without any runs on the board. Raynard shared partnerships of 74 for the 3rd wicket, 63 for the 4th and 161 for the 5th, en route to his score of 250 not out in 364 balls with 26 fours and 2 sixes. His innings helped Free State to a score of 462/9 declared — a first-innings lead of 118 — before the with Gauteng reaching 66/3 in their second knock.
In 21 List A games, Raynard has made 508 runs at 24.19 with 5 fifties, including the highest score of 63. In 14 T20 matches, he has scored 273 runs at 27.30 with a top score of 76 not out, his only half-century.