Robin John Peterson (born 4 August 1979) is a South African cricketer who bowls left arm spin and is a capable batsman. He has played 14 Tests and over 70 ODIs for South Africa.
He holds the dubious accolade of being the bowler from whom
Brian Lara scored a world record tally of 28 runs in a single Test match over. [1 ]
In December 2009, it was revealed that he had signed a contract to play for
Derbyshire on a Kolpak contract. [2 ]
He attended Alexander Road High School in Port Elizabeth and matriculated in 1997.
He was bought by the
Mumbai Indians in the 2012 Indian Premier League players auction for $100,000. [3 ]
He was the last bowler to dismiss
Ricky Ponting in test cricket, having him caught at slip by Jacques Kallis after Ponting made just 8 runs in his final test innings.
Bowling Style [ edit ]
Even though he is not a big turner of ball, Robin Peterson's main strength in bowling spin is bowling the arm ball (the straight ball). This means that batsman are constantly unaware of whether the ball will turn or not. Robby P captures most of his wickets by bowling his victims or trapping them LBW this is because batsman constantly play for the spin only to find that the ball was going straight towards the stumps.
ICC World Cup 2011 [ edit ]
Robin Peterson's 4 for 12 versus Bangladesh is his best bowling performance in ODIs surpassing his 3 for 22 against England in Chennai.he also hit a quikfire 21 to make his team win against india
Career Best Performances [ edit ]
as of 20 March 2011
International five-wicket hauls [ edit ]
Test 5 Wicket hauls [ edit ]
International Awards [ edit ]
Test Cricket [ edit ]
Man of the Match awards [ edit ]
2nd Test -
Pakistan in South Africa Test Series 2012/13
1st Innings: 23.2-0-94-2 ; 84 (106 balls, 15x4)
2nd Innings: 29-8-73-3 ; 1* (9 balls)
South Africa won by 4 wickets. [5 ]
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