Picture of Zander de Bruyn

Zander de Bruyn

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast medium
Played for:
South Africa, Surrey, Somerset, Highveld Lions, Abahani Limited
Roles played:
Home country:
South Africa
July 05, 1975, Johannesburg, Transvaal


Zander de Bruyn drew a lot of comparison with former South African captain Hansie Cornje when he first appeared on the international fold. A tall and elegant lad from Johannesburg, de Bruyn is a right handed batsman and a right-arm medium pace bowler. He started off his career by playing for Transvaal cricket team but his career prospered in 2002 when he moved on to play for Easterns.

de Bruyn had the knack of breaking partnerships at crucial intervals. In the 2003-04 season, he emulated the great Barry Richards by becoming the second player in South African domestic season to reach 1000 runs in the Super Sport Series. He played a crucial role in the Easterns series win over Western Province where he scored a match-winning 169 in the final. Throughout the season, de Bruyn averaged over 60 and from that season he was pretty consistent in his performances, and was rewarded with a call-up to the Test squad. de Bruyn scored 83 on debut and impressed, but he wasn't able to cement his place in the national side. He continued to perform in the domestic setup and was named captain of the Warriors side. In 2009 he moved on to play for the Lions franchise. He also plays for Surrey in the English County Championships.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 3 5 155 1 38.75 37.89 0 1 83
CLT20 11 8 121 2 20.16 88.32 0 0 43*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 3 3 216 92 3 2/32 / 30.66 2.55 0 0 0 5
CLT20 11 9 126 205 6 2/19 / 34.16 9.76 0 0 0 5
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
CLT20 0 0 2


South Africa Vs India at Green Park, Kanpur - Nov 20, 2004
Last played:
South Africa Vs England at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth - Dec 17, 2004
Somerset Vs Hyderabad at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - Oct 10, 2009
Last played:
Highveld Lions Vs Sydney Sixers at Newlands, Cape Town - Oct 18, 2012