Theunis de Bruyn

Theunis Booysen de Bruyn (born 8 October 1992) is a South African cricketer who represents Knights. He is a right-handed batsman who also bowls right arm medium fast.

Theunis de Bruyn
Personal information
Full nameTheunis Booysen de Bruyn
Born (1992-10-08) 8 October 1992 (age 28)
Pretoria, Transvaal Province, South Africa
BowlingRight-arm medium fast
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 330)25 March 2017 v New Zealand
Last Test19 October 2019 v India
T20I debut (cap 65)20 January 2017 v Sri Lanka
Last T20I22 January 2017 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Competition Test T20I FC LA
Matches 8 2 60 40
Runs scored 290 26 4,317 1,239
Batting average 19.33 13.00 45.92 38.71
100s/50s 1/0 0/0 12/19 3/6
Top score 101 19 202* 152*
Balls bowled 102 756 162
Wickets 0 11 3
Bowling average 38.81 43.66
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 2/24 2/37
Catches/stumpings 8/– 2/– 56/– 15/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 21 October 2019

Domestic careerEdit

On 19 January 2015, de Bruyn became the third quickest South African batsman to reach 1,000 first-class runs, doing so in 20 innings.[1] He was included in the Northerns cricket team squad for the 2015 Africa T20 Cup.[2]

In August 2017, he was named in Bloem City Blazers' squad for the first season of the T20 Global League.[3] However, in October 2017, Cricket South Africa initially postponed the tournament until November 2018, with it being cancelled soon after.[4]

In June 2018, he was named in the squad for the Titans team for the 2018–19 season.[5] In September 2018, he was named in the Titans' squad for the 2018 Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy.[6] In October 2018, during the 2018–19 CSA 4-Day Franchise Series tournament, de Bruyn scored his 4,000th run in first-class cricket.[7]

In October 2018, he was named in Tshwane Spartans' squad for the first edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament.[8][9] He was the joint-leading run-scorer in the 2018–19 CSA T20 Challenge tournament, with 348 runs in seven matches.[10]

In September 2019, he was named in the squad for the Tshwane Spartans team for the 2019 Mzansi Super League tournament.[11]

International careerEdit

In December 2016 he was added to South Africa's Test squad for their series against Sri Lanka.[12] He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for South Africa against Sri Lanka on 20 January 2017.[13] He made his Test debut for South Africa against New Zealand on 25 March 2017.[14]

De Bruyn was included in South Africa's squad for their Test match series in England which began in July 2017. He played the first match of the series, scoring 49 runs in the match with a top score of 48 in the first innings as South Africa lost the match by 211 runs.[15] He was dropped for the following Test. He was recalled to replace Vernon Philander, who suffered back spasm in the buildup to the final Test. In July 2018, in the second Test against Sri Lanka, he scored his first century in Tests, his 101 equalling the record of Jonty Rhodes' 101* as the highest 4th innings score by a South African in Asia.[16][17]

In March 2019, de Bruyn was awarded a contract by Cricket South Africa for the 2019-2020 season and was one on 16 players to be given a contract.[18]

In October 2019, during the third Test of the series against India, de Bruyn replaced Dean Elgar as a concussion substitute in South Africa's squad.[19]


  1. ^ Tennant, Ivo (19 January 2015). "De Bruyn, Bavuma build lead over England Lions". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  2. ^ Northerns Squad / Players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  3. ^ "T20 Global League announces final team squads". T20 Global League. Archived from the original on 5 September 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Cricket South Africa postpones Global T20 league". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Multiply Titans Announce Contracts 2018-19". Multiply Titans. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Titans name strong squad for Abu Dhabi T20 league". Sport24. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Nortje and De Bruyn take Day Two honours". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Mzansi Super League - full squad lists". Sport24. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Mzansi Super League Player Draft: The story so far". Independent Online. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  10. ^ "CSA T20 Challenge, 2018/19: Most runs". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  11. ^ "MSL 2.0 announces its T20 squads". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  12. ^ "Uncapped Theunis de Bruyn in South Africa Test squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  13. ^ "Sri Lanka tour of South Africa, 1st T20I: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Jan 20, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  14. ^ "South Africa tour of New Zealand, 3rd Test: New Zealand v South Africa at Hamilton, Mar 25–29, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  15. ^ "Moeen's ten-for leads England rout of SA". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  16. ^ "Proteas crash to series defeat despite De Bruyn's ton". Sport24. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  17. ^ "Sri Lanka overcome South Africa rearguard to complete sweep". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  18. ^ "Cricket SA award national contracts to De Bruyn and Hendricks". Crucbuzz. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  19. ^ "Ranchi Test: Theunis de Bruyn comes in as concussion substitute for Dean Elgar". India Today. Retrieved 21 October 2019.

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