Jacobus Andries Rudolph is a former South African batsman who played one day internationals and test matches for his country. He was fondly referred to as Rudy by his teammates and was a left hander batsman and a right armed leg spinner. He grew up in Pretoria and attended the Afrikaanse Hoer Seunskool along with AB De Villiers.
Before playing internationally for his country, Rudolph played first class cricket for the Northerns from 1999 till 2004. He later also played for the Titans and the Eagles. He joined the Yorkshire team in 2007 and is still playing with them. Rudolph played his first international match in 2003 when he was picked up by South Africa for a one day match against India. The same month, he was selected for his debut test match against Bangladesh.
All throughout his career, he has captained his side of team for a few one days and test matches. From a total of 35 tests and 45 ODIs, Rudolph managed to get a batting average of 36.21 and 35.57 respectively. His bowling average for test matches was 108 with the best bowling standing at 1 wicket for 1 run.
His performances at the domestic level were also good with a batting average of 44.33 for first class matches and 43.25 for List A matches. His bowling averages stand at 41.51 for first class matches and 36.50 for List A matches. During one of his domestic matches against Surrey at The Oval, Rudolph scored a record breaking century at 190 runs at the 6th partnership.