Vaughn Bernard van Jaarsveld
(born February 2, 1985 in Johannesburg
, Transvaal Province, South Africa
) is a South African cricketer who plays for the Dolphins
as a left-handed batsman and occasional Wicket-keeper
. He has represented his country at under-nineteen level.
In 2007, he signed a three-year deal with Warwickshire after having trials with its seconds and playing in The Birmingham and District Premier League for Moseley. Somerset
also showed interest in him. The Warwickshire deal went sour when he returned to South Africa in 2008, violating his contract.
He was selected for the One Day International leg of the South African cricket team's 2008-09 tour of Australia
, on the back of strong performances in the MTN Domestic Championship
: in eight innings, he hit 487 runs at an average of seventy and a strike-rate of 111. Before the preceding Test series was concluded, however, he was called up as cover for South African captain Graeme Smith
, who was struggling with tennis elbow
Van Jaarsveld made his international debut for South Africa in a Twenty20 International
at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
on 11 January 2009.