Sarel Erwee was born on 10 November 1989 in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, in South Africa. He is a left-handed opening batsman and bowls occasional right-arm off-spin.
South Africa, Dolphins, KwaZulu Natal Inland, South Africa A, Durban Heat
Erwee’s first List A match was for KwaZulu-Natal versus KZN Inland in January 2008. He batted in the lower order and scored only a single on debut. His maiden first-class match was versus South Western Districts in October 2008 in which he scored eight runs. KZN Inland included him in their squad for the Africa T20 Cup in 2015.
Erwee cracked his maiden T20 hundred in November 2017, making an unbeaten 103 for Dolphins against Cape Cobras in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge. KZN Inland picked him in September 2018 in their team for the Africa T20 Cup. The next month, Durban Heat selected Erwee in their team for the inaugural season of the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament. Durban again picked him in September 2019 for the 2019 edition of the same competition.
In December 2020, South Africa named Erwee in their Test squad for a series versus Sri Lanka. In January 2021, he was included in the Test squad for an away series versus Pakistan.
Erwee hasn’t played any Tests yet.
He hasn’t made his ODI debut to date.
Erwee hasn’t starred in any T20Is until now.
Records and Facts
As of February 2021, Erwee has featured in 87 first-class matches, cracking 5,275 runs at a 37.94 average and a 52.56 scoring rate with 34 fifties and 8 hundreds. Erwee’s highest score in a first-class innings is 200 not out. He has taken 69 catches in this format.
With his occasional off-spin, Erwee has bagged 7 wickets in first-class cricket at a 58.57 average and an 83.7 strike rate.
Erwee has played 74 List A matches to date in which he has smacked 2,607 runs at a 40.10 average and an 83.85 strike rate with 17 fifties and 4 hundreds. Erwee’s highest List A score is 116 not out. He has taken 29 catches in List A games.
Erwee has appeared in 59 T20 matches to date in which he has smashed 1,260 runs at a 24.70 average and a 122.68 strike rate with 7 fifties and 1 hundreds. Erwee’s highest score in a T20 match is 103 not out. He has taken 27 catches in this format.
Erwee has snared 6 scalps in T20s at a 10.66 average, 6.00 economy rate and 10.6 strike rate. His best T20 bowling figures are 2/14.