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Robin Peterson

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Slow left-arm orthodox
Played for:
South Africa, Border and Eastern Province XI, Derbyshire, Eastern Province, Eastern Province B, Rest of South Africa, South Africa A, South African Invitation XI, Surrey, UCB Invitation XI, Mumbai, Cape Cobras, South Africa Under-19, Warriors, Basnahira Cricket Dundee, Barbados Tridents
Roles played:
Bowler
ICC Rank:
Batting:
88
Bowling:
71
Batting:
0
Bowling:
88
Batting:
0
Bowling:
65
Home country:
South Africa
Born:
August 04, 1979, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province

Profile

For a country not known to produce quality spinners, Robin Peterson was already in the wrong trade as a left-arm spinner but if you are a rare commodity, you won't be too far from glaring eyes.

Robin Peterson who started his career with the Eastern Province Warriors in 1997 was part of South Africa's 1998 Under 19 World Cup squad before debuting in ODIs as a 23 year old against India in 2002. An orthodox left-arm spinner who could turn the ball, Peterson was selected as a frontline spinner but struggled to lead the spin attack despite little competition from his peers. Nevertheless, South Africa continued to persist with him handing him his Test debut against Bangladesh in 2003 where he impressed with a 61 and also picked up five wickets in the process.

Despite being granted numerous chances, the left armer's habit to push through deliveries and over defensive play finally led to his downfall in 2003, and in spite of being a brilliant fielder and a decent bat found himself out of the Test side whilst struggling to be in the ODI side. He was given a lifeline as he was named in the squad for the 2011 World Cup and silenced his critics in some style with sterling all-round performances which included a crucial innings with the bat against India which helped South Africa clinch a thriller. He ended the tournament as the highest wicket-taker for South Africa.

He remained a mainstay in the limited overs side more often than not. He was roped in by Mumbai franchise in the Indian T20 League for the fifth season in 2012. He has made sporadic appearances in the longest format of the game and one of his memorable performances came in Durban Test against India in 2013 where he scored 61 runs down the order in the first innings and then ripped through the Indian batting line-up with a four-wicket haul in the second innings to script a series win. His main aim now would be to seal his place in the Test side.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 15 20 464 3 27.29 71.49 0 3 84
ODI 79 41 556 14 20.59 80.81 0 1 68
T20 21 12 124 4 15.50 109.73 0 0 34
IPL 5 5 32 2 10.66 106.66 0 0 16*
CLT20 8 5 58 2 19.33 109.43 0 0 25*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 15 27 2515 1416 38 5/33 / 37.26 3.37 1 1 0 7
ODI 79 74 3278 2680 75 4/12 / 35.73 4.90 3 0 0 29
T20 21 19 359 451 24 3/28 / 18.79 7.53 0 0 0 5
IPL 5 4 48 70 3 3/37 / 23.33 8.75 0 0 0 0
CLT20 8 8 162 207 6 2/19 / 34.50 7.66 0 0 0 5
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 9 0 0
ODI 28 0 2
T20 10 0 1
IPL 1 0 0
CLT20 1 0 1

Career

Span:
Test:
2003-2014
 
ODI:
2002-2014
 
T20:
2006-2014
 
IPL:
2012-2012
 
CLT20:
2011-2014
Test
Debut:
South Africa Vs Bangladesh at Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka - May 01, 2003
Last played:
South Africa Vs Australia at SuperSport Park, Centurion - Feb 12, 2014
ODI
Debut:
South Africa Vs India at R.Premadasa Stadium (Khettarama), Colombo - Sep 25, 2002
Last played:
South Africa Vs Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney - Nov 23, 2014
T20
Debut:
South Africa Vs Australia at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Feb 24, 2006
Last played:
South Africa Vs Australia at Stadium Australia, Sydney - Nov 09, 2014
IPL
Debut:
Mumbai Vs Punjab at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - Apr 25, 2012
Last played:
Mumbai Vs Chennai at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai - May 06, 2012
CLT20
Debut:
Cape Cobras Vs New South Wales at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - Sep 24, 2011
Last played:
Cape Cobras Vs Punjab at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - Sep 28, 2014
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