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Johan van der Wath

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Full Name
Johannes Jacobus van der Wath

) 10 January 1978 (age 46)

Birth Place
Newcastle, Natal Province, South Africa

Bowling Allrounder

Johannes van

Batting style
Right Handed

Bowling style
Right Arm Medium-fast

Johan van der Wath (Cricketer)
Competition ODIs FC LA T20
Matches 10 117 175 100
Runs scored 89 3,745 2,418 826
Batting average 14.83 24.47 24.42 17.20
100s/50s 0/0 2/17 0/11 0/0
Top score 37* 154 91 48*
Balls bowled 526 19,949 7,697 2,005
Wickets 13 405 216 103
Bowling average 42.38 25.60 28.19 24.65
5 wickets in innings 0 21 0 0
10 wickets in match - 1 - -
Best bowling 2/21 7/60 4/26 4/24
Catches/stumpings 3/- 35/- 39/- 10/-

Johannes Jacobus van der Wath (born 10 January 1978) is a South African cricketer.


Playing style

Johan van der Wath (Cricketer) playing cricket
Cricket Photos | Wisden Cricketer SA

Van der Wath is an attacking right-handed batsman who usually bats in the lower middle order coming in and increasing the strike rate. He is also an aggressive right-arm medium-fast bowler who regularly takes wickets with the new ball.

Indian Cricket League

Van der Wath only played two seasons of the Indian Cricket League before cancelling his own contract. He played for the Mumbai Champs alongside fellow international cricketers Nathan Astle, Tino Best and Michael Kasprowicz. He played 23 matches with a highest score of 43* against Ahmedabad Rockets and his best figures were 3/24 versus Chennai Superstars.

For the 2011 season he has joined Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL.

International career

He played for Under 19s South African team in 97 making two appearances against Pakistan, making the step up to A cricket four years later, playing up until 2006. Although Johan never played test cricket, he was a regular in the Protea one day side between 2006 and 2007 playing 10 ODIs and also 8 international Twenty20 matches. It was during this period in one of the matches, he scored a quick fire 35 from 18 balls on the way to the World Famous Chase of 434 against Australia. His debut came when Jacques Kallis was injured during the VB Series in Australia, and played his first game at the Telstra Dome, in Melbourne. He retired from International Cricket in 2007 after South Africa also banned him due to him playing in the rebel Indian Cricket League. Two years later though, Johan along with Northants team mate Andrew Hall were allowed to play for their country again after ending their contracts with the ICL before the deadline of 31 May 2009 set by Cricket South Africa.


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