|Full name Marais Erasmus|
Nickname Connor, Eraser
Name Marais Erasmus
|Batting style Right-hand batsman|
Role Cricket Umpire
|Born 27 February 1964 (age 51) (1964-02-27) George, Cape Province, South Africa|
First-class debut 8 December 1988 Boland v South African Defence Force
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Under The Skin : In conversation with Marais Erasmus Part 2 of 3
Marais Erasmus (born 27 February 1964) is a South African former first-class cricketer who is currently serving as an international cricket umpire. He is a member of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires and stands in matches of all three formats of international cricket – Test matches, One Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).
- Under The Skin In conversation with Marais Erasmus Part 2 of 3
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- Playing career
- Umpiring career
- Umpiring statistics
Billy bowden tried holding marais erasmus s hand while walk
Erasmus played first-class cricket for Boland cricket team from 1988/89 to 1996/97 as a fast-medium bowler and useful lower-order batsman. His highest score of 103 not out came while batting at number seven in the second innings (after 51 not out in the first innings) against the visiting Warwickshire cricket team in the 1991/92 season. His best bowling figures of 6–22 came against the touring New Zealand cricket team in the 1994/95 season, in a match that had to be abandoned early on the second day due to the dangerous pitch at Boland Bank Park.
Erasmus began umpiring in first-class cricket in South Africa in the 2002/03 season. He stood in his first International match when he made his T20I umpiring debut in the match between South Africa and Australia at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on 24 February 2006. He made his debut as an umpire in ODIs when he stood in the match between Kenya and Canada at the Gymkhana Club Ground in Nairobi on 18 October 2007.
Erasmus was appointed to the International Panel of ICC Umpires as an on-field umpire in 2008 and was subsequently promoted to the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires in 2010. He made his Test umpiring debut when he stood in the match between Bangladesh and India at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong from 17–21 January 2010.
Erasmus was a part of the panel of eighteen umpires selected to stand in matches during the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. He made his umpiring debut in the World Cup when he stood in the match between Kenya and New Zealand at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on 20 February 2011. Erasmus went on to stand in the quarter-final between hosts India and Australia at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad on 24 March 2011.
Erasmus was included in the panel of twenty umpires selected for officiating in matches during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup hosted by Australia and New Zealand. He stood in the opening match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on 14 February 2015. He went on to stand in the quarter-final between hosts Australia and Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide on 20 March 2015.
Erasmus won the David Shepherd Trophy for the ICC Umpire of the Year 2016. He is the fifth umpire overall and the first South African to win this award in its history. During the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy held in England and Wales, he stood in the semi-final between the hosts England and Pakistan at the Cardiff Wales Stadium in Cardiff on 14 June 2017. Erasmus went on to stand in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy Final between arch-rivals India and Pakistan at The Oval in London on 18 June 2017.
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