Robin Peterson

Country: South Africa
Born: August 04, 1979, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left arm Orthodox
Playing role: Bowler

Robin Peterson Bio

Robin John Peterson, a talented cricket player from South Africa, is a spin bowler who possesses genuine potential on the field. Born in Eastern Province, Peterson has proven to be a rare jewel in South African cricket, showcasing his ability to not only bowl but also bat and field with attacking intent.

Although he may appear to be an orthodox slow bowler at first glance, Peterson has shown an exceptional ability to turn the ball appreciably, especially when he receives assistance from the pitch. His consistent and tidy bowling style is complemented by his steadily developing understanding of flight, allowing him to challenge batsmen with his unique skillset. Notably, Peterson has even cultivated an unusual delivery that turns into right-handed batsmen, further adding to his effectiveness as a spin bowler.

Peterson’s journey in the cricket world began as part of the South African Under-19 team, where he competed against Pakistan and England. He also had the opportunity to showcase his talent at the Under-19 World Cup in 1998, further cementing his aspirations to succeed at the international level. In 2003, Peterson made his Test debut against Bangladesh, making an impressive impact by taking five wickets and scoring 61 runs. He continued to excel during the 2008 tour of Bangladesh, where he achieved his first five-wicket haul.

While Peterson initially faced challenges gaining regular opportunities in One Day Internationals (ODIs), he eventually began to seize his chances and further developed his bowling skills. He earned a spot in South Africa’s squad for the 2007 World Cup, where he played a crucial role in the team’s triumph over Sri Lanka, hitting the winning boundary that secured their one-wicket victory. Despite slipping out of national contention for a period and not representing South Africa for two years, Peterson continued to excel while playing for the Warriors.

In April 2009, Peterson decided to transfer to the Cape Cobras from the Warriors, relocating to Cape Town to accommodate his partner’s career aspirations in the Western Cape. Fearing that he was stagnating in his cricket career, Peterson briefly made himself unavailable for national selection and pursued an opportunity with Derbyshire as a Kolpak player. However, his outstanding performances in the 2011 World Cup put an end to any doubts about his ability to compete at the highest level. He emerged as South Africa’s leading wicket-taker in the tournament, delivering match-winning performances against India and England.

Although Peterson’s career has experienced its fair share of obstacles, he has consistently demonstrated the determination and skill necessary to succeed. His invaluable contributions to the South African cricket team have not gone unnoticed, solidifying his place as an integral player in both Test matches and ODIs. With a promising future ahead, cricket enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the further accomplishments of this talented spin bowler.

Robin Peterson Career Stats

Robin Peterson Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 15 20 3 464 84 27.29 649 71.49 0 3 61 2 9 0
T20Is 21 12 4 124 34 15.5 113 109.73 0 0 13 2 10 0
ODIs 79 41 14 556 68 20.59 688 80.81 0 1 51 5 28 0
FC 144 215 26 4668 130 24.69 - - 6 18 - - 69 0
List A 224 149 27 2965 101 24.3 - - 1 16 - - 81 0
T20s 141 97 22 1231 72* 16.41 1103 111.6 0 3 125 28 29 0

Robin Peterson Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 15 27 2515 1416 38 5/33 6/94 37.26 3.37 66.1 1 1 0
T20Is 21 19 359 451 24 3/28 3/28 18.79 7.53 14.9 0 0 0
ODIs 79 74 3278 2680 75 4/12 4/12 35.73 4.9 43.7 3 0 0
FC 144 - 25986 13180 396 6/67 - 33.28 3.04 65.6 - 17 1
List A 224 - 9563 7363 257 7/24 7/24 28.64 4.61 37.2 5 5 0
T20s 141 134 2631 3114 122 3/13 3/13 25.52 7.1 21.5 0 0 0

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