Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Rilee Roscoe Rossouw was born on 9 October, 1989 in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State of SA. He is a 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 left-hand batsman and 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.
While attending Grey College in Bloemfontein Rilee 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 also 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.
Roussow 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. Rossouw made his One Day International debut against Zimbabwe in August 2014. He was run out on without even opening his account and couldn’t open his account in the second match as well. He scored his first fifty in his 9th ODI.