• Rudi Second

    • Role: Wicket Keeper
    • Batting: Right Hand Batter
    • Bowling:
    • Nickname: Rudi
    • Date of Birth: July 17, 1989
    • Place of Birth: South Africa




Rilee Rossouw is a highly-rated left-hand top-order batsman who began his first-class career at No. 3 for Free State.

He played for South African Schools in 2006 and made his first-class debut a year later.

Rossouw, who was selected in South Africa's Under-19 squad for the 2008 World Cup.

It was in the 2008-09 domestic season that Rossouw showcased his potential, finishing as the Eagles' highest run-getter.

He began the next season with a hundred against Cape Cobras during which he became one of the youngest South Africans to make 1000 first-class runs. His career best figure of 127 against India A in 2014.

His Twenty20 debut was in 2008 for Eagles.

His 20 over career best figure of 76 against the Lions in 2012/2013.

He received his first International call up to represent the Proteas against Zimbabwe in 2014.


Format M IN NO R HS AVG SR 100S 50S CT ST
First-class 96 157 17 6237 210 44.55 51.81 17 28 326 13
List A 72 68 9 2580 135* 43.72 76.33 6 14 81 14
Twenty20 36 29 6 630 66* 27.39 105.52 0 3 22 2
Format Mat Balls runs wkts bbm avg econ sr 4w 5w
First-class 96 390 278 4 4/105 69.50 4.27 97.5 1 0
List A 72 0 0 0 - - - - 0 0
Twenty20 36 0 0 0 - - - - 0 0

Record-setting Knights in control against Cobras

Rudi Second, Werner Coetsee, Hashim Amla and Justin Ontong all scored unbeaten centuries on day three of the Sunfoil Series clash between the VKB Knights and WSB Cape Cobras at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein where the hosts closed in a strong position on Thursday

Rudi Second ton raises Knights hopes

AN unbeaten century from Rudi Second rekindled the VKB Knights' interest in the Momentum One-Day Cup after they seized a 74-run bonus-point win over the Warriors at Buffalo Park in East London on Sunday.

Second keeps Knights in touch with Dolphins

RUDI SECOND’S 10th first-class century prevented the Sunfoil Dolphins from getting their noses too far in front as Keshav Maharaj’s five-wicket haul put the pressure on the VKB Knights in their Sunfoil Series clash at the Diamond Oval

Knights move up the table

THE VKB Knights lifted themselves off the foot of the Momentum One-Day Cup table as they held their nerve to beat The Unlimited Titans by three wickets in a tense encounter at the Diamond Oval.

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