Robin Peterson

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Robin Peterson
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Personal information
Born (1979-08-04) 4 August 1979 (age 36)
Port Elizabeth, Cape Province, South Africa
Nickname Robby P
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Slow left arm orthodox
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 291) 1-4 May 2003 v Bangladesh
Last Test 12 February 2014 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 70) 25 September 2002 v India
Last ODI 11 November 2013 v Pakistan
T20I debut (cap 22) 24 February 2006 v Australia
Last T20I 3 March 2013 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
Years Team
1997–2004 Eastern Province Warriors
2004–2009 Warriors
2009–present Cape Cobras
2010 Derbyshire (squad no. 5)
2012 Mumbai Indians
2014 Surrey (T20 only)
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 14 77 134 206
Runs scored 433 545 4,504 2,885
Batting average 28.86 20.96 25.53 25.53
100s/50s 0/2 0/1 6/17 1/16
Top score 84 68 130 101
Balls bowled 2,311 3,193 24,149 8,589
Wickets 35 70 373 224
Bowling average 36.57 37.20 32.76 29.84
5 wickets in innings 1 0 15 4
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 1 n/a
Best bowling 5/33 4/12 6/67 7/24
Catches/stumpings 8/– 27/– 63/– 78/–
Source: Cricinfo, 28 December 2013

Robin John Peterson (born 4 August 1979) is a former 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[4]

Career Best Performances[edit]

as of 20 March 2011

Batting Bowling
Score Fixture Venue Season Figure Fixture Venue Season
Tests 61 South Africa v Bangladesh Dhaka 2003 4–12 South Africa v Bangladesh Mirpur 2011
ODI 36 South Africa v West Indies Centurion 2004 2–26 South Africa v Pakistan Faisalabad 2003
T20I 34 South Africa v Australia Centurion 2009 3–30 South Africa v Australia Wanderers 2009
FC 130 Eastern Province v Gauteng Wanderers 2002 6–67 Eastern Province v Border East London 1999
LA 101 Eastern Province v Border Port Elizabeth 2001 7–24 Warriors v Eagles East London 2008
T20 72* Warriors v Dolphins East London 2008 3–24 Warriors v Eagles Port Elizabeth 2009

International five-wicket hauls[edit]

Test 5 Wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/33 6  Bangladesh ZAC Stadium Chittagong Bangladesh 2008

International Awards[edit]

Test Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Series Season Match Performance Result
1 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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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Nathan Hauritz
Nelson Cricket Club professional
Succeeded by
Craig McMillan
Preceded by
Craig McMillan
Nelson Cricket Club professional
Succeeded by
Burton de Wett