Louis van der Westhuizen

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Louis van der Westhuizen
Personal information
Full name Louis Petrus van der Westhuizen
Born (1988-03-31) 31 March 1988 (age 30)
Windhoek, Khomas Region, Namibia
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Slow left-arm orthodox
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 39 85 45
Runs scored 1,555 1,334 917
Batting average 23.56 18.52 21.32
100s/50s 0/10 0/7 2/4
Top score 85* 97 145
Balls bowled 2,578 2,174 791
Wickets 36 65 47
Bowling average 38.11 27.49 18.87
5 wickets in innings 1 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 5/90 4/14 3/11
Catches/stumpings 13/– 36/– 7/–
Source: CricketArchive, 12 February 2018

Louis van der Westhuizen (born March 31, 1988) is a Namibian cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and a slow left-arm bowler. He has played first-class cricket for the senior Namibian cricket team since 2006, having previously lined up for the Under-19s.

Van der Westhuizen played for the Namibians in the Under-19s World Cup in 2006. Generally speaking, van der Westhuizen occupies the position of opening batsman for the Namibian side in limited-overs cricket. He was also part of the Namibian Under-19 team which won the Under-19 African Championship in 2007.

Van der Westhuizen has success as a batsman in the Twenty20 format of the game. Playing against Kenya in a Twenty20 match, he scored 145 runs from 50 balls, then the third-highest individual score of all time in top level Twenty20.[1][2] He also scored an innings of 159*, with 16 sixes, against Kenya in Kampala during the 2011 ICC World Cricket League Africa Region Twenty20 Division One tournament (which is not considered a top-level Twenty20 tournament).[3]

In January 2018, he was named in Namibia's squad for the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament.[4]


  1. ^ "Namibia v Kenya, 2011/12". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Individual Scores of 100 and More in a Twenty20 Match". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Namibia continues its winning ways". International Cricket Council. 13 July 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Six teams vying for the final two spots in ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 29 January 2018.

External links

  • Louis van der Westhuizen at Cricket Archive
  • Louis van der Westhuizen at Cricinfo
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