Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the centre of, a 20-metre pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps. The batting side scores runs by striking the ball bowled at the wicket with the bat, while the bowling and fielding side tries to prevent this and dismiss each player. Means of dismissal include being bowled, when the ball hits the stumps and dislodges the bails, by the fielding side catching the ball after it is hit by the bat, but before it hits the ground; when ten players have been dismissed, the innings ends and the teams swap roles. The game is adjudicated by two umpires, aided by a third umpire and match referee in international matches, they communicate with two off-field scorers. There are various formats ranging from Twenty20, played over a few hours with each team batting for a single innings of 20 overs, to Test matches, played over five days with unlimited overs and the teams each batting for two innings of unlimited length.
Traditionally cricketers play in all-white kit, but in limited overs cricket they wear club or team colours. In addition to the basic kit, some players wear protective gear to prevent injury caused by the ball, a hard, solid spheroid made of compressed leather with a raised sewn seam enclosing a cork core, layered with wound string. Cricket's origins are uncertain and the earliest definite reference is in south-east England in the middle of the 16th century, it spread globally with the expansion of the British Empire, leading to the first international matches in the second half of the 19th century. The game's governing body is the International Cricket Council, which has over 100 members, twelve of which are full members who play Test matches; the game's rules are held in a code called the Laws of Cricket, owned and maintained by Marylebone Cricket Club in London. The sport is followed in the Indian subcontinent, the United Kingdom, southern Africa and the West Indies, its globalisation occurring during the expansion of the British Empire and remaining popular into the 21st century.
Women's cricket, organised and played separately, has achieved international standard. The most successful side playing international cricket is Australia, having won seven One Day International trophies, including five World Cups, more than any other country, having been the top-rated Test side more than any other country. Cricket is one of many games in the "club ball" sphere that involve hitting a ball with a hand-held implement. In cricket's case, a key difference is the existence of a solid target structure, the wicket, that the batsman must defend; the cricket historian Harry Altham identified three "groups" of "club ball" games: the "hockey group", in which the ball is driven to and fro between two targets. It is believed that cricket originated as a children's game in the south-eastern counties of England, sometime during the medieval period. Although there are claims for prior dates, the earliest definite reference to cricket being played comes from evidence given at a court case in Guildford on Monday, 17 January 1597.
The case concerned ownership of a certain plot of land and the court heard the testimony of a 59-year-old coroner, John Derrick, who gave witness that: "Being a scholler in the ffree schoole of Guldeford hee and diverse of his fellows did runne and play there at creckett and other plaies". Given Derrick's age, it was about half a century earlier when he was at school and so it is certain that cricket was being played c. 1550 by boys in Surrey. The view that it was a children's game is reinforced by Randle Cotgrave's 1611 English-French dictionary in which he defined the noun "crosse" as "the crooked staff wherewith boys play at cricket" and the verb form "crosser" as "to play at cricket". One possible source for the sport's name is the Old English word "cryce" meaning a staff. In Samuel Johnson's Dictionary, he derived cricket from "cryce, Saxon, a stick". In Old French, the word "criquet" seems to have meant a kind of stick. Given the strong medieval trade connections between south-east England and the County of Flanders when the latter belonged to the Duchy of Burgundy, the name may have been derived from the Middle Dutch "krick", meaning a stick.
Another possible source is the Middle Dutch word "krickstoel", meaning a long low stool used for kneeling in church and which resembled the long low wicket with two stumps used in early cricket. According to Heiner Gillmeister, a European language expert of Bonn University, "cricket" derives from the Middle Dutch phrase for hockey, met de sen. Gillmeister has suggested that not only the name but the sport itself may be of Flemish origin. Although the main object of the game has always been to score the most runs, the early form of cricket differed from the modern game in certain key technical aspects; the ball was bowled underarm by the bowler and all along the ground towards a batsman armed with a bat that, in shape, resembled a hockey stick.
South African cricket team in Australia in 2005–06
The South African cricket team toured Australia for cricket matches during the 2005–06 season. South Africa had played two One Day International series during this season, beating New Zealand 4–0 at home before travelling to India and drawing the series there 2–2; the team had been playing 14 successive ODIs before arriving in Australia, with their last Test match against West Indies in April and May 2005. South Africa played one first class warm-up match, one three-day warm-up match without first class status, one one-day match before they embarked on the three-Test series, which began on 16 December and ended on 6 January, they participated in the 2005–06 VB Series, a three-team one-day tournament, along with Australia and Sri Lanka, where they finished last. The hosts Australia, came off a win in the Frank Worrell Trophy Test series against West Indies in November, where they won all three matches in the series, they spent a week in New Zealand playing three ODIs for the Chappell–Hadlee Trophy while South Africa played their first warm-up games.
South Africa started with a draw, batting out 126 overs in the fourth innings to draw the match at the WACA, though they finished on a total of five for 287, well short of the winning target of 491. In the second Test match, South Africa trailed by 44 on first innings, but a century from Matthew Hayden took Australia to a lead of 365 before declaring, Shane Warne took four wickets in the second innings as Australia bowled their way to a 184-run win. South Africa came back to earn a lead of 92 on first innings in the third Test at the SCG, but after 70 fourth-day overs were lost due to rain South Africa declared in the first session of the fifth day to give themselves a chance of victory and a series win. However, Ricky Ponting hit 143 not out to become the first batsman to hit centuries in both innings of his 100th Test, in the process took Australia past the winning target to secure a 2–0 win. Western Australia beat the South Africans by an innings and 48 runsSouth Africa began their tour on 5 December, 11 days before the first Test match, with a three-day tour match against Western Australia, who were still without a win in the first class form of the game.
However, an elbow injury to Jacques Kallis and a finger injury to Graeme Smith weakened the tourists' batting, Adam Voges hit 101 for Western Australia, putting on 156 in 43.2 overs with Marcus North. Western Australia were three for 73 at lunch after André Nel, Shaun Pollock and Charl Langeveldt had grabbed a wicket each, but Nel and Langeveldt were both taken for four runs an over, with only Langeveldt getting any further wickets, to end with four for 104. Nicky Boje got one wicket before Justin Langer declared the innings closed on eight for 391. South Africa added 71 in the first 21 overs, but first class debutant Shawn Gillies, born in Jamaica had two wickets in his first over in first class cricket. Cricket Australia's report described Gillies' bowling as "continually troubling the batsmen". Ben Edmondson took the next three wickets either side of the tea break, spinner Beau Casson rounded it off with four wickets, leaving South Africa all out for 179. Following on 212 behind, South Africa's batsmen yielded eight catches, with three wickets falling in six overs after lunch on day three, Ashwell Prince's 49 remained their top score thus far on tour as they were bowled out for 164 in the second innings.
Beau Casson took another four-wicket-haul, ending with eight wickets for the match, while Steve Magoffin ended with three for 37. Gillies was only called upon to bowl four overs, conceding 17 without taking a wicket, as Western Australia recorded their first first-class win of the season. Graeme Smith, South Africa's captain, claimed that he did not think the result was "a concern", was confident his side would do "the hard work going into the first Test". South Africans beat Cricket Australia Chairman's XI by eight wickets Western Australia XI drew with South Africans The third match of the South Africans' tour was against Western Australia, but this time against a team containing only two of the players they had played the previous week, none of the players that had players the Warriors' recent Pura Cup game. Yet, the Western Australia team outscored them on first innings after 145 from 20-year-old Luke Pomersbach, which gave them a lead of eight before declaring. Jacques Rudolph made a double ton for the South Africans, who scored 395 runs despite four wickets from Matthew Petrie, Western Australia lost one wicket in reply before time ran out and the match ended in a draw.
After three warm-up matches, with one win, one draw and one loss, the South African team was ready for the top-ranked Australians, though they had to make do without Jacques Kallis. After the early wicket of Matthew Hayden who mis-timed a shot to Jacques Rudolph in the gully on his second ball, Australia batted to lunch with no further loss, having added 96 in the first 26 overs before lunch they continued with 15 in four overs after it – before Justin Langer top edged a shot to Graeme Smith, Makhaya Ntini had his second wicket, he was to get more – after Shaun Pollock had removed Ricky Ponting lbw for 71, Brad Hodge and Mike Hussey batted together until tea, with the score on three for 175. But Ntini took three wickets with thirteen balls, had Hodge and Adam Gilchrist all caught, despite a stand of 33 between Shane Warne and Brett Lee, Australia were bowled out for 258 after André Nel took a brace including Nathan Bracken and Glenn McGrath in the 76th over. South Africa batted for seven overs before stumps on day one, Brett Lee was taken out of the att
Johan van der Wath
Johannes Jacobus van der Wath is a South African cricketer. Van der Wath is an attacking right-handed batsman who bats in the lower middle order coming in and increasing the strike rate, he is an aggressive right-arm medium-fast bowler who takes wickets with the new ball. Van der Wath started his career off in 1995 with the Easterns in South Africa where he played one One Day match; the following year he made his first class debut but only played one more match after that before joining Free State for the beginning of the 1997 South African season. He scored his highest first class score of 113* in 2002 while playing for Free State. After 7 seasons with the club he joined the Eagles, it was here where he produced performances good enough for the Protea selectors to take notice of him and in his second season he made his international debut. He was banned from playing in South Africa. While still playing in South Africa, he joined Sussex in 2005 as an overseas player for the English season playing in 17 matches altogether.
He joined his second English county in 2007 playing for Northamptonshire, but didn't finish the season after being called up by South Africa for the World Twenty20, he was replaced by Nicky Boje. The next year his was signed as a Kolpak player, however just before the season started he was banned by the ECB for playing in the now defunct Indian Cricket League alongside four other players including Northampton's new signing Andrew Hall. A month after an appeal, he and Hall were allowed to play again, a spokesman said it was a "unlawful, unreasonable and discriminatory" ban. During that year, Johan recorded his best first class figures of 7/60 and took 43 wicket altogether that season. In 2009, he was an important team member of the Northants Steelbacks Twenty20 Cup squad that got to the finals day at Edgbaston. During the group stages he won the match against Worcestershire Royals scoring the 22 needed in the last over that kept Northamptonshire's winning run going; that season proved to be Johan's best season at Northants as he took over 50 first class wickets and scored just under 500 runs.
Van der Wath and Riki Wessels were unable to play for the county in the 2010 season. 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, he played for Under 19's South African team in 97 making two appearances against Pakistan, making the step up to'A' cricket four years 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 ODI's and 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, played his first game at the Telstra Dome, in Melbourne.
He retired from International Cricket in 2007 after South Africa banned him due to him playing in the rebel Indian Cricket League. Two years 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. Johan van der Wath at ESPNcricinfo Johan van der Wath at CricketArchive
Shaun Maclean Pollock OIS is a South African cricket commentator and former cricketer and a former captain of all formats. A genuine bowling all-rounder, Pollock along with Allan Donald formed a formidable bowling partnership for many years. From 2000 to 2003 he was the captain of the South African cricket team, played for Africa XI, World XI, Dolphins and Warwickshire, he was chosen as the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2003. On 11 January 2008 he announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket after his 303rd One Day International on 3 February. Pollock now works as a commentator on SuperSport’s coverage of South African cricket, he is joint 10th in the all-time best bowler ratings in the LG ICC Ratings, has taken over 400 wickets and at the time of his retirement was one of only six players to have scored 3000 runs and taken 300 wickets in Test matches. In June 2007 he represented an Africa XI in an ODI game against an Asia XI in Bangalore. Playing as a specialist batsman, Pollock scored 130 from number 7 in the batting order, the highest score by an ODI batsman in that position.
The record would however not last long, MS Dhoni bettered it in the series. He was the leading wicket taker for South Africa in Tests until Dale Steyn overtook him on 26 December 2018, he scored over 3,700 test runs in his 108 Test matches. Shaun Pollock was a bowling all-rounder. After Hansie Cronje was banned from cricket for life, Pollock took over the captaincy in April 2000, he was removed from the captaincy after South Africa's performance in the 2003 Cricket World Cup. Although no longer captain, he retained his place in the team. After a disappointing Test series tour of Australia in 2005/2006, he faced criticism for losing his wicket taking ability, he has the lowest economy rate of any bowler to have taken 300 ODI wickets, he is the first South African and only the tenth player to take 400 Test wickets. In September 2007 he was dropped from the South African test side for the first time in his career. Pollock was readded to the test series against the West Indies, whereupon he announced his retirement, effective on 3 February 2008.
He stated that "I realise I have been blessed by God and feel I have nurtured my talents to the best of my abilities." After South Africa sealed a series victory against the West Indies, Graeme Smith paid tribute to Pollock, stating "It's important that people celebrate what he's given to South African cricket and what he's achieved as an individual." Shaun Pollock represented Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, Durham Dynamos in the 2008 Twenty20 Cup in England. Pollock took four wickets in four balls on his first appearance for Warwickshire – in a limited-overs game v Leicestershire at Birmingham in 1996, he recently received the SA Player's Player award and the SA ODI Player of the Year Award. In Summer 2008 he played for Durham County Cricket Club in the North East of England and along with fellow South African Albie Morkel was used in the Twenty20 Cup competition. Of the 18 players who have bowled at least 2,000 balls for South Africa in ODIs, Pollock's economy rate of 3.65 runs per over was the second best behind that of Fanie de Villiers.
Shaun Pollock has the record for the most number of test centuries when batting at number 9 position. He holds the record for playing the most number of ODI innings before scoring a century. Shaun Pollock holds the record for becoming the first test captain to be stranded or to be remained unbeaten on 99 in a test innings, he too holds the record for taking the most number of ODI wickets. Shaun Pollock's career-best ranking and rating in the cricket ratings as determined by the International Cricket Council are as follows: Test Batting 37th. Test Bowling 1st. Test All-rounders 1st. ODI Batting 34th. ODI Bowling 1st ODI All-rounders best 1st. Pollock comes from a family of Scottish ancestry, his paternal grandfather, Andrew Pollock, who played for Orange Free State, was born in Edinburgh. He attended Northwood School in KwaZulu-Natal, he is married to Patricia "Trish" Lauderdale and has two daughters and Georgia. Jemma was born in August 2003, Georgia in July 2006. Lauderdale was a finalist in the Miss South Africa pageant in the early'90s and worked for MTN, a South African telecom company.
He is a devout Christian. Pollock is a graduate of the University of Natal with a bachelor's degree in commerce. Shaun Pollock at ESPNcricinfo
The captain of a cricket team referred to as the skipper, is the appointed leader, having several additional roles and responsibilities over and above those of the other players. As in other sports, the captain is experienced and has good communication skills, is to be one of the most regular members of the team, as the captain has a say in team selection. Before the game the captains toss for innings. During the match the captain decides the team's batting order, who will bowl each over, where each fielder will be positioned. While the captain has the final say, decisions are collaborative. A captain's knowledge of the complexities of cricket strategy and tactics, shrewdness in the field, may contribute to the team's success. Due to the smaller coaching/management role played out by support staff, as well as the need for greater on-field decision-making, the captain of a cricket team shoulders more responsibility for results than team captains in other sports. Before the start of a match the home captain tosses a coin and the away captain calls heads or tails.
The captain who wins the toss bowl first. The decision depends on the condition of the pitch and whether it is to deteriorate, the weather conditions and the weather forecast; the decision depends on the relative strengths of the team's batting and bowling. For instance in Test Cricket, a side with only fast bowlers may choose to bowl first to try to take advantage of any early moisture in the pitch, knowing that it will be harder to take wickets in the match. A side with a weak opening batting pair may choose to bowl first in order to protect their batsmen; the captain decides where the fielders will stand, in consultation with the bowler and sometimes other senior players. The fielding positions will be dictated by the type of bowler, the batsman's batting style, the captain's assessment of the state of the match; the captain decides. If a batsman is seeking to dominate the current bowler, the captain may ask someone else to bowl. If the regular bowlers are not achieving the desired results, the captain may decide to use non-regular bowlers to attempt to unsettle the batsmen.
The captain may change the bowlers around to introduce variation, to prevent the batsmen getting "set". In limited overs cricket the captain additionally has to make certain that bowlers bowl no more than their allotted maximum number of overs, that experienced bowlers are available at the end of the batting side's innings, when the batsmen are looking to take risks to attack and score quickly. In the longer forms of cricket, when a new ball becomes available the captain decides whether to use it; when the team bats, the captain decides the batting order. In professional cricket the captain changes the established batting order only for exceptional reasons, because batsmen tend to specialise in batting at certain positions. However, in certain circumstances it may be in the team's interest to change the batting order. If quick runs are needed, a attacking batsman may be promoted up the order. A player who is'in form' may be promoted to a higher batting position, at the expense of a player who is'out of form'.
If a wicket falls near the end of a day's play if the light is failing, or if the bowlers seem confident, the captain may choose to send in a non-specialist batsman, referred to as a nightwatchman. If the nightwatchman does not get out before the end of that day's play the specialist batsman will have been protected, will not need to bat until the following day when conditions are to have improved. If the nightwatchman does get out, the cost of losing a late wicket will have been minimised, because the specialist batsman is still available to bat; the captain may declare the team's innings closed at any time, but only does so as an attacking ploy, for instance if the captain thinks the team has enough runs to win the match, or if a sudden change in conditions has made it advantageous to bowl rather than bat. In a two-innings match, if the situation arises the captain decides; the captain is consulted on whether an injured batsman from the opposing team may use a runner when batting. Permission is given if the batsman has become injured during the course of the match, but if the batsman was carrying the injury at the start of the match the captain may refuse.
As well as decisions taken either before or during a match, captains often have some responsibility for the good running of the cricket club. For instance, they may decide when the team is to practise, for how long. In professional cricket the captain has some say in who will form the squad from which teams are selected, may decide how young up-and-coming players are to be encouraged and improved, how members of the squad who are not selected for first-team matches are to gain match practice. Prior to July 2015, the captain was responsible for deciding when to take batting and bowling powerplays in limited overs matches; the captain may be assisted in some instances joint vice-captains. This is useful if the captain is forced to leave the field of play during fielding; some teams allocate the vice-captain a more or less formal role in assisting with team selection, dis
2005–06 VB Series
The 2005–06 edition of the VB Series was a three-team One Day International men's cricket tournament held in Australia in January and February 2006, between the hosting nation's team, South Africa and Sri Lanka.. The teams played each other four with five points awarded for a win and a possible bonus point awarded either to the winners or losers depending on run rate; the top two teams on points went through to the best-of-three finals series. All matches were day-night matches except the final meeting between Sri Lanka. South Africa had been touring Australia for a month, but did not win any of their four first-class matches, lost the Test series 0–2. Before that, they had been playing 14 successive ODIs, with their last series being a 2–2 draw in India. Sri Lanka were touring New Zealand before this series, completing a tour that should have been played in 2004–05 but was postponed because of the Asian tsunami, their last ODI series before, a 1–6 loss in India. At the start of the series, they were seventh on the ICC ODI Championship table.
South Africans won by 94 runs The South Africans scored twice as much as Queensland in this match, as both Boeta Dippenaar and Jacques Rudolph outscored Queensland's first eight partnerships. Mitchell Johnson, Andy Bichel and Michael Kasprowicz had taken a wicket each in the first twelve overs, the tourists were three for 44, but Dippenaar and Rudolph added 88 for the fourth wicket before Rudolph was caught behind off Kasprowicz. Though Johnson added two more wickets, Dippenaar ended with 80 from the opening position, the South Africans' innings totalled 205. During the first 61 balls off the innings, Queensland lost six wickets. Five batsmen went for single-figure scores, as Garnett Kruger and Shaun Pollock shared the six scalps between them. A five-over partnership worth 22 between Bichel and wicket-keeper Chris Hartley took Queensland past 50, before Monde Zondeki had two men caught in the sixteenth over. Queensland were bowled out for 111, Bichel sharing a 50-run stand with Nathan Hauritz before he was caught off Johan Botha's bowling.
Charl Langeveldt, South Africa's substitute whose main asset was his bowling, was not used. Victoria won by seven wickets Victoria, who had qualified for the Twenty20 Big Bash final three days earlier, had Allan Wise take five wickets when they hosted the Sri Lankans at the Central Reserve in Glen Waverley, Melbourne. After rain had proceedings delayed early on, reduced each team's innings to 40 overs, Wise got a wicket in his opening over, continued to end with figures of 8–2–25–5. Seven of the conceded runs were due to wides; when Wise had his final wicket – that of Chamara Kapugedera – the Sri Lankans were six for 57, though Kumar Sangakkara put on 43 with Farveez Maharoof for the seventh wicket, the total was still 120. Nearly a third of, due to extras, as 25 wides and eight leg-byes were conceded by Victoria; the hosts lost three for 44 in the first 11 overs, but Michael Klinger and Andrew McDonald saw the Bushrangers home with an unbroken partnership of 77. South Africans won by 46 runsHalf-centuries from Jacques Kallis and Ashwell Prince, who shared a fourth-wicket stand worth 109, took the visitors to a total of seven for 234 after losing two wickets in the first four overs, though captain Chris Simpson took three for 40 and top-scored with 55 in the reply, the Academy team was bowled out for 188, with Andrew Hall and Johan Botha taking three wickets each.
The 14 overs sent down by Garnett Kruger and Kallis cost an aggregate of 92 runs to the two bowlers, while the other 29.3 cost 95. Sri Lanka's two most experienced bowlers, Chaminda Vaas and Muttiah Muralitharan, had combined bowling figures of 20–1–140–0, Australia's total of five for 318 was enough in securing a bonus point. Damien Martyn, playing his first international for three months after he was dropped from the Test side and missed the Chappell–Hadlee Trophy through injury, top-scored with 70, Simon Katich and Andrew Symonds hit half-centuries. 80 runs came off the sixth-wicket partnership between Michael Clarke and Mike Hussey, which lasted 66 balls. When Sri Lanka replied, they lost both openers within the first three overs, Michael Vandort, who batted at three, made his 48 runs at a run rate of just below 2.5 an over, 40% of the required rate. Though Mahela Jayawardene made a half-century, Sri Lanka's final total was not enough to prevent Australia from gaining a bonus point. Australia won the toss and had Adam Gilchrist drag a ball from Shaun Pollock onto his own stumps with the first ball of the match, to see Ricky Ponting at the crease in the first over.
Pollock took the next two wickets, Katich for 0 and Martyn for 12, ended with bowling figures of 10–2–30–3, Andrew Hall backed up Pollock's efforts with wickets in successive overs to leave Australia at six for 71. Michael Hussey and Brett Lee added 123 in nearly 27 overs, making half-centuries in the process, before two run outs left Australia all out for 228. South Africa's first 45 overs yielded 182 runs, leaving them 47 to get off the last 30 deliveries, with Boeta Dippenaar's 74 coming at a rate just above 4 an over, but Justin Kemp and Mark Boucher took 17 off Lee's final over, including one six from Kemp over long on, with ten balls remaining South Africa needed five runs. A tropical storm caused a "brief delay" before Kemp secured victory with seven balls to spare when he drove a ball from Nathan
Rilee Roscoe Rossouw is a former South African cricketer who played internationally for South Africa until 2016. In South Africa he played domestic cricket for the Knights and Free State before signing a deal with Hampshire County Cricket Club in England in January 2017, he is a right arm off-spin bowler. Rossouw made his first-class debut in November 2007 for Free State against Easterns, batting at number three he topscored in the match with 83, an innings that included 13 fours. At the end of his maiden season he made the step-up to franchise cricket playing three Twenty20 matches for the Eagles. Rossouw was a regular in the Eagles team during the 2008/09 season, in the SuperSport Series he was the team's leading scorer with 765 runs including three centuries, his maiden first-class century came against the Titans in November 2008, he made 106 including 20 boundaries. In the return fixture in March 2009 he scored 109 in a team total of 178, no other batsman passed 16. Again the innings was in vain.
In the one-day format he scored a maiden century, he struck 131 off 108 balls against the Warriors. Rossouw scored 1,261 runs at 57.61 in the 2009/10 season, this included a score of 319 off 291 balls against the Titans. The innings was the fastest triple century in South African domestic cricket and included 47 fours and 8 sixes. Alongside Dean Elgar he shared a second wicket partnership of 480 in 84 overs, the largest South African partnership for any wicket. Rossouw played in the IPL 2011 for Royal Challengers Bangalore and replaced Nic Maddinson in IPL 2014 for Royal Challengers Bangalore, he was included in the Free State cricket team squad for the 2015 Africa T20 Cup. Rossouw played in the 2017 Season of the Pakistan Super League for the Quetta Gladiators as a replacement player. Where it was reported that he earned around $370,000, he played for Khulna Titans in BPL 2017. In October 2018, he was named in the squad for the Rangpur Riders team, following the draft for the 2018–19 Bangladesh Premier League.
He was the leading run-scorer for the team in the tournament. While attending Grey College in Bloemfontein Rossouw was selected to represent a South African schools team, he made his debut for South Africa under-19s in the second'Test' against Bangladesh in December 2007. He played against India prior to the 2008 U/19 Cricket World Cup. At the World Cup he played all six matches scoring 136 runs at an average of 34.00 as South Africa reached the final. Rossouw was selected in the South Africa A squad for the tours of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in 2010, on the latter he scored 131 from 151 balls against Sri Lanka A, sharing century stands with Dean Elgar and Jonathan Vandiar, he made his One Day International debut against Zimbabwe in August 2014. He made his Twenty20 International debut for South Africa against Australia on 5 November 2014, he was the man of the match for his score of 78 off 50 balls. On 5 January 2017, Rossouw signed a Kolpak deal with Hampshire County Cricket Club which made him ineligible to represent South Africa anymore, ending his international career.
His last act as an international cricketer was to score a 122 at Newlands where South Africa beat Australia in 5-0 whitewash and win The Player of the Series award. Rilee Rossouw at ESPNcricinfo Rilee rossouw: player profile from RoyalChallengers Rilee Rossouw on Twitter