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Stiaan van Zyl (born 19 September 1987) is a South African cricketer who plays for Sussex County Cricket Club as a left-handed batsman who bowls right-arm medium pace.[1]

Stiaan van Zyl
Personal information
Full nameStiaan van Zyl
Born (1987-09-19) 19 September 1987 (age 31)
Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium
RoleTop-order batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 319)17 December 2014 v West Indies
Last Test27 August 2016 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2006–2011Boland
2007–presentCape Cobras (squad no. 74)
2013–2017Western Province
2017–presentSussex (squad no. 74)
2017–presentChittagong Vikings
Career statistics
Competition Test FC LA T20
Matches 12 168 120 68
Runs scored 395 10,738 3,400 1,434
Batting average 26.33 44.74 34.69 26.55
100s/50s 1/0 27/47 5/18 0/9
Top score 101* 228 114* 86*
Balls bowled 403 5,564 1,056 120
Wickets 6 68 20 7
Bowling average 24.66 37.27 46.35 22.85
5 wickets in innings 0 1 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 3/20 5/32 4/24 2/14
Catches/stumpings 6/– 97/– 34/– 20/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 9 June 2019

Previously, he represented his national side before ending his career by signing Kolpak deal. He made his debut for Boland in the SAA Provincial Challenge against Kei.[2] He usually opened in limited overs games when Graeme Smith or Robin Peterson were absent.

He made his Test match debut for South Africa against the West Indies on 17 December 2014 at SuperSport Park in Centurion, scoring a century.[3] He became the 100th batsman to score a century on debut in Test cricket.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Player Profile: Stiaan van Zyl". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Pool B Kei v Boland at Stellenbosch, 26-28 October 2006". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  3. ^ "West Indies tour of South Africa, 1st Test: South Africa v West Indies at Centurion, Dec 17-21, 2014". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Records / Test matches / Batting records / Hundred on debut". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 December 2014.

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