Full name Rilee Roscoe Rossouw
Born October 9, 1989, Bloemfontein, Orange Free State
Current age 25 years
Major teams South Africa, Eagles, Free State, Knights, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Africa A, South Africa Under-19s
Playing role Batsman
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Rilee Rossouw is a highly-rated left-hand top-order batsman who began his first-class career at No. 3 for Free State. He played for South African Schools in 2006 and made his first-class debut a year later, scoring 83 against Easterns. Rossouw, who was selected in South Africa's Under-19 squad for the 2008 World Cup, where he turned in some decent, but not outstanding, performances. It was in the 2008-09 domestic season that Rossouw showcased his potential, finishing as the Eagles' highest run-getter. He began the next season with a hundred against Cape Cobras during which he became one of the youngest South Africans to make 1000 first-class runs.