Rilee Rossouw Profile
October 9, 1989
A stylish top-order left-hander, who can change his gravy depending on the situation of the game. With a brilliant and strong drive, Rossouw first made his mark at the 2008 Under-19 World Cup, where he amassed two fifties as the Proteas finished runners-up.
Showing lots of potential, the left-hander made his domestic debut for Free State in November 2007 even before the Under-19 World Cup. He finished as the highest run getter in the South African first-class competition in 2009-10, tallying 1189 runs at an impressive average of 66.05. Showing his full repertoire , the southpaw hit the then fastest 300 in South African domestic history. Rossouw had very good first-class performances in the seasons to come but his International debut was still a long way away until 2014.
Despite not starting off well in the International circuit, Rossouw made an instant impact in his very first T20I, where he scored a game-changing 78 against Australia in November 2014. The 20-over format is where the southpaw has always been in demand. With 558 runs to his name, Rossouw finished the 2018-19 Bangladesh Premier League as the top run getter. He was a part of the title-winning Quetta team in the 2019 Pakistan Super League and went on to win it again two years later with Multan Sultans. He continued his fine form the following year by amassing 275 runs as Sultans finished runners-up.
In 2022, Rossouw scripted history by becoming the first batter to score consecutive centuries in T20I’s from a full member country, one against India and another against Bangladesh in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. His century against Bangladesh also made him the first and so far only SA batter to score a century at a T20 World Cup.