Robin Peterson’s first 8 Test match appearances were all in different series before he at long last became a first-choice for South Africa in 2012.
He made his debut against Bangladesh in 2003, taking 5 wickets, and made a successful return in the same country in 2008, when he took 5 wickets in an innings for the first time. He earned his recall after a four-year break for the victorious 2012 Test series against Australia where he took six wickets in the decisive match at Perth.
He has developed into a useful Test bowling all-rounder and he made a career best 84 and took five wickets in the Test match at Sahara Park Newlands against Pakistan to earn his first Man of the Match award.
He had a similar start to his ODI career until the most recent ICC World Cup on the sub-continent when he became a regular member of the attack and finished the tournament as the leading Protea wicket-taker. This included a memorable new ball spell against England when he picked up 3 wickets. He joined the list of Protea bowlers with 50 or more ODI appearances during the 2011/12 series against Sri Lanka.
He has become a useful lower-order batsman, playing vital innings against Sri Lanka at the 2007 World Cup and against India at the 2011 World Cup to clinch nail-biting victories.
He completes the all-round package in the field being able to throw accurately off both hands.
FORMER Proteas left-arm spinner Robin Peterson today announced his retirement from all cricket with immediate effect.
Castle Lager Proteas batsman, Faf du Plessis, has stressed the importance of adapting to the change of conditions at St George’s Cricket Stadium for the second Sunfoil Test match against the West Indies starting on Friday.
ROBIN PETERSON has been recalled to the Castle Lager Proteas Test squad for the three-match Sunfoil Series against the West Indies later this month while the bizhub Highveld Lions duo of Temba Bavuma and Kagiso Rabada have been included in the Test squad for the first time
ROBIN PETERSON made a telling contribution on his return from Proteas duty as the Nashua Cape Cobras beat the Chevrolet Knights by eight runs at Chevrolet Park to wrap up their second RAM SLAM T20 home final in a row