JJ Smuts Biography, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Children, Stats & Facts

JJ Smuts Biography – South Africa’s batting allrounder who started playing cricket at the of six!

Family Background of JJ Smuts:

JJ’s father’s name is Neil Smuts, and his mother’s name is Diane Smuts. He has a brother, Kelly Smuts, who is also a cricketer. Kelly is currently playing for Eastern Province at the domestic level.

JJ Smuts with his wife

JJ Smuts’ wife’s name is Judy Smuts. He and Judy have been married since 2014.

JJ Smuts with his children

The couple has two daughters, Chloe and Daisy, and a son named Brody Smuts.

Early Life:

JJ Smuts was born on the 21st of September 1988 in Cape Province, South Africa. He started playing cricket at a very young age when he first saw his father playing it.

JJ smuts with his brother

He would play with his younger brother, Kelly, in their backyard. Even their father used to throw balls at them a lot. Later, he moved to Graeme College for high schooling, where he continued playing cricket as a batsman.

JJ Smut’s Cricket Career:

On the first day of 2008, he made his Under-19s debut for South Africa against Bangladesh. Soon, he was named in the 2008 Under-19s World Cup.

Then, on February 18, he played his first world cup match opposite West Indies. He made a total of 163 runs in the six games he played in the world cup.


On February 15, 2007, JJ made his First-Class debut for Eastern Province against KwaZulu-Natal. His debut match didn’t go well, as he could only score two runs in the first innings and four runs in the second innings.

In the same year, he made his List-A debut opposite Border. Unlike his first-class debut, he made fifty runs on his list-A debut. A year later, in March 2008, he made his T20 debut for Warriors.

International Cricket:

On January 20, 2017, he made his international debut for South Africa against Sri Lanka, where he made 13 runs off eight balls. South Africa’s fast bowler, Lungi Ngidi, also made his T20I debut on the same day.


Later, on February 4, 2020, JJ made his ODI debut with his Lutho Sipamla, England’s Tom Banton, and Matt Parkinson. He remained not out at the score of 7 and also picked the wicket of Jason Roy in that match.

JJ Smuts Biography:

JJ Smuts' Profile
Personal Life
Full NameJon-Jon Trevor Smuts
Date of BirthSeptember 21, 1988
Age35 years 6 months (in April, 2024)
NationalitySouth African
Zodiac/Sun SignNot known
Birth PlaceGrahamstown, Cape Province, South Africa
SchoolGraeme College
Physical Stats
(184 cm)
(1.84 m)
Eye ColorBlack
WeightNot known
Hair ColorBlack
Family & Relationships

Neil Smuts

Diane Smuts
Marital StatusMarried
Siblings1 brother (Kelly Smuts )
WifeJudy Smuts
Children2 Daughters (Daisy and Chloe) and 1 Son (Brody).
Playing RoleBatting allrounder
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleSlow left-arm
Major TeamsSouth Africa, South Africa A, South Africa Under-19s, Eastern Province, St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Warriors.
(ODI) Debut
South Africa vs England at Cape Town (February 4, 2020)
(T20I) Debut
South Africa vs Sri Lanka at Centurion (January 20, 2017)
First-Class DebutEastern Province vs KwaZulu-Natal at Port Elizabeth (February 15, 2007)
List-A DebutEastern Province vs Border at Port Elizabeth (November 11, 2007)
T20 DebutWarriors vs Zimbabwe at Port Elizabeth (March 25, 2008)

Facts about JJ Smuts:

  • He has played for St Kitts And Nevis Patriots (SKN) in the 2016 Caribbean Premier League.
  • Smuts has been a regular player for the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants (NMBG) in the Mzansi Super League.
  • His favorite cricketers are Jacques Kallis, Ricky Ponting, and Brian Lara.
  • He loves to spend time with his family.
  • Apart from cricket, he likes playing golf.

Frequently asked questions on Google:

Q1: What is the age of JJ Smuts?

Ans: 35 years 6 months (in April, 2024)

Q2: Who is the father of Smuts?

Ans: Neil Smuts

Q3: Who is the wife of JJ Smuts?

Ans: Judy Smuts

Q4: Who is the brother of JJ?

Ans: Kelly Smuts

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