Stiaan van Zyl was born on 19 September, 1987. He is a South African cricketer who plays for Sussex County Cricket Club. A left-handed batsman, who bowls right-arm medium pace. He made his debut for Boland in the SAA Provincial Challenge against Kei. He usually opened in limited overs games when Graeme Smith or Robin Peterson were absent and has been incredibly successful.
He made his Test match debut for South Africa against the West Indies on 17 December 2014 at SuperSport Park in Centurion, scoring a century. He became the 100th batsman to score a century on debut in Test cricket.