Stephan Myburgh

Stephanus Johannes Myburgh (born 28 February 1984) is a Dutch-South African cricketer who has played at One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) level for the Dutch national side. He is a left-handed batsman and right-arm offbreak bowler.

Stephan Myburgh
Personal information
Full nameStephanus Johannes Myburgh
Born (1984-02-28) 28 February 1984 (age 36)
Pretoria, Transvaal Province, South Africa
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingRight-arm off break
RoleBatsman
RelationsJG Myburgh (brother)
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 54)12 September 2011 v Kenya
Last ODI3 August 2018 v Nepal
T20I debut (cap 23)13 March 2012 v Canada
Last T20I8 August 2019 v UAE
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2005–2010Northerns
2011–2012KwaZulu-Natal Inland
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 13 33 23 85
Runs scored 294 741 760 2,399
Batting average 24.50 24.70 21.71 30.36
100s/50s 0/2 0/5 0/3 1/16
Top score 56 71* 85 105
Balls bowled 60 76
Wickets 0 2
Bowling average 27.50
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match n/a n/a n/a
Best bowling 2/30
Catches/stumpings 2/– 5/– 19/– 14/–
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 22 October 2019

International careerEdit

During the 2014 ICC World Twenty20, Myburgh showcased what he can do in each match that Dutch played. On 21 March 2014 against Ireland, Myburgh equalled the record of the second-fastest fifty in Twenty20 International with Paul Stirling of Ireland. He scored the fifty with 17 balls, where Dutch required to win the game in 14 overs to qualify for the Super 10 stage. With blistering innings by Myburgh, Netherlands won the match in 13.5 overs with 6 wickets remaining. Myburgh adjudged man of the match as well.[1]

He was the third highest run scorer in the tournament after Virat Kohli and fellow dutch Tom Cooper with 224 runs in 7 T20I matches. He scored 3 fifties in the tournament with average of 32.00 and amazing strike rate of 154.48. Myburgh is the highest boundary maker of the tournament as well, with 26 fours and 13 sixes. He was named in the 'Team of the Tournament' for the 2014 T20 World Cup by the ICC and Cricinfo.[2][3]

In July 2018, he was named in the Netherlands' One Day International (ODI) squad, for their series against Nepal.[4] In April 2020, he was one of seventeen Dutch-based cricketers to be named in the team's senior squad.[5]

T20 careerEdit

In August 2017, he was named in Pretoria Mavericks' squad for the first season of the T20 Global League.[6] However, in October 2017, Cricket South Africa initially postponed the tournament until November 2018, with it being cancelled soon after.[7]

In July 2019, he was selected to play for the Rotterdam Rhinos in the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam cricket tournament.[8][9] However, the following month the tournament was cancelled.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stephan Myburgh scores second fastest fifty in T20Is". Cricket Country. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  2. ^ https://www.icc-cricket.com/news/180042
  3. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/world-t20/content/story/735589.html
  4. ^ "Selecties Nederlands XI voor Lord's en Nepal". KNCB. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Dutch men's squads announced". Cricket Europe. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  6. ^ "T20 Global League announces final team squads". T20 Global League. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Cricket South Africa postpones Global T20 league". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Eoin Morgan to represent Dublin franchise in inaugural Euro T20 Slam". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Euro T20 Slam Player Draft completed". Cricket Europe. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Inaugural Euro T20 Slam cancelled at two weeks' notice". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 August 2019.

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