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Hardus Viljoen Biography, Height, Age, Family, Wife, IPL, Stats & Facts

Hardus Viljoen Biography – An amazing journey of an amazing fast bowler of South Africa!

Family Background:

Hardus Viljoen was born on March 06, 1989, in Witbank (now eMalahleni), South Africa. His father’s name is Piet Viljoen. His mother’s name is Riana Koen.

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Hardus with his parents

He has a sister named Yolandi Viljoen, and a brother named Waldo Viljoen.

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Viljoen’s siblings

Hardus is married to Rhemi Rynners, sister of cricketer Faf du Plessis, since December 2019. His wife is a key account manager at SUPERGROUP: Henkel.

Hardus Viljoen Biography:

Hardus Viljoen's Profile:
Personal Life:
Full NameGerhardus C Viljoen
Nickname Hardus
Date of BirthMarch 06, 1989
Age31 years (in 2020)
NationalityrSouth African
ReligionChristianity
Zodiac/Sun SignPisces
Birth PlaceWitbank, South Africa
SchoolNot known
CollegeNot known
Physical Stats:
Height6ft. 4”
(1.93 m)
(193 cm)
WeightNot known
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorGray
Family & Relationships:
Father
Piet Viljoen
MotherRiana Koen
Siblings1 Sister (Yolandi Viljoen) and 1 Brother (Waldo Viljoen)
Marital StatusMarried
WifeRhemi Viljoen
Career:
ProfessionCricketer
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm fast
Major TeamsSouth Africa, South Africa A, Easterns, Kent, Derbyshire, Titans, Lions, Kings XI Punjab, Multan Sultans, Lahore Qalandars, St Lucia Zouks, Paarl Rocks.
International
Test Debut
South Africa vs England at Johannesburg (January 14, 2016)
ODI Debut
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T20I Debut-
First-Class DebutEasterns vs Eastern Province at Benoni (October 23, 2008)
List-A Debut KwaZulu-Natal vs Easterns at Durban (January 25, 2009)
T-20 DebutEasterns vs North West at Benoni (October 1, 2011)

Cricket Career of Hardus Viljoen:

Hardus made his first-class debut for Easterns on October 23, 2008. He scored 38 runs and took 2 wickets in the first innings. Also, in the second innings of the match, he again picked 2 wickets and remained not out at the score of 24. His maiden first-class wicket was JJ Smuts.

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The next year, on January 25, he started his List-A career for the same team by playing against KwaZulu-Natal in the Provincial One-Day Challenge. He bowled 9 overs in the match with an economy of 3.22, also, picked 2 wickets.

on October 01, 2011, he made his T20 debut for Easterns against North West. He bowled the full quota of his overs but couldn’t manage to get any wicket. Then, he started playing for the Titans and Lions and playing for both the teams till so far.

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Later, on January 14, 2016, he played his first and only international Test match against England. He scored 20* runs in the match with a strike-rate of  125.00. He took the wicket of Alastair Cook on the very first bowl of his international cricket career. Also, it was his only wicket of that match.

The same year, in August, he started playing county cricket for Kent. He played a very few matches for them, and soon signed a contract with Derbyshire.

Cricket Stats:

Cricket Stats:
Bowling Stats:
TestsFirst-ClassList-AT20s
Matches111595125
Innings219993121
Wickets1445131140
Economy4.943.565.928.10
Average94.0026.9832.3725.56
Best Bowling (Match)1/9415/1706/195/16

League cricket:

In 2018, he played two matches for Multan Sultans in PSL. Then, he played only two matches in the 2019 BPL for Chittagong Vikings. The same year, he played another couple of matches for Lahore Qalandars in PSL.

Then, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) bought Hardus Viljoen at Rs. 75 lakh at the IPL auction. He played six matches for KXIP in the 2019 IPL season. His maiden IPL wicket was Sunil Narine.

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The franchise also retained him for the 2020 IPL.

Later, he played for St Lucia Stars in the 2019 Caribbean Premier League (CPL). He played 8 matches and picked 6 wickets in the tournament. The same year, he played for Paarl Rocks in the Mzansi Super League (MSL) in which he took six wickets for the team.

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IPL Stats:

Viljoen's IPL Stats
YearMatchesWicketsBBMAverageStrike-Rate4w/5w
2018672/39 31.7119.710/0

Facts about Hardus Viljoen:

  • His full name is Gerhardus C Viljoen.
  • He was the second-highest wicket-taker for the Easterns in the 2010-11 season.
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Hardus with his wife and Faf du Plessis

  • International South African cricketer Faf du Plessis is Viljoen’s brother-in-law.
  • Apart from cricket, he loves Rugby.
  • In 2016, he became the 20th cricketer to take a wicket on the first ball of his debut test match.
  • He is an avid dog lover.

Frequently asked questions on Google:


Q1: What is Viljoen’s jersey no.?

Ans: Jersey no. 7.


Q2: Who is the wife of Hardus Viljoen?

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Hardus Viljoen with his wife

Ans: Rhemi Viljoen


Q3: What is the height of Hardus Viljoen?

Ans: 6ft. 4” (1.93 m)

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Q4: What is the age of Hardus Viljoen?

Ans: 31 years (in 2020)


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