Alviro Petersen made his ODI debut as far back as 2006 against Zimbabwe and then had to wait another two years for another chance on the tour to Bangladesh in 2008. It looked as though he might never gain regular international recognition until he scored almost 1 400 first-class runs during the 2008-09 season.
He continued to shine at domestic level and his weight of runs earned him a Test debut against India in 2010 at Eden Gardens, one of the great grounds of the world. No doubt inspired by the occasion he became the third Protea to score a century on Test debut (after Andrew Hudson and Jacques Rudolph). Although he is only a part-time bowler he also took a wicket in his first over in Test match cricket later the same year in the West Indies.
He and Graeme Smith formed a solid and dependable opening partnership for the Proteas until Petersen had to make way for Jacques Rudolph at the start of the 2011/12 season. However, his domestic form as well as for South Africa A earned him a recall and he re-launched his international career with a second Test century against Sri Lanka and a third in New Zealand.
He then played a career-defining innings of 182 in the second Test against England at Headingley in 2012 that also took his career average into the 40s. He recently completed 2 000 Test runs during the 2014 tour to Sri Lanka.
FORMER Proteas and bizhub Highveld Lions player Alviro Petersen has admitted to several breaches of Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) Anti-Corruption Code for Personnel (“the Code”), following the notice of charge issued to him by CSA on 12 November 2016. As a result of his admissions, CSA has banned Petersen for two years.
CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA today charged former Proteas player and former Highveld Lions captain Alviro Petersen with several breaches of its Anti-Corruption Code for Personnel (“the Code”).
BIZHUB HIGHVELD LIONS batsman Alviro Petersen believes that abandoning ‘boring and dull’ cricket for a more favourable attacking brand has been one of the key reasons for their success in the Momentum One-Day Cup this season.
ALVIRO PETERSEN achieved one of the more remarkable records in the 50-over game when he hit his third straight Momentum One-Day Cup ton, yet somehow The Unlimited Titans still beat the bizhub Highveld Lions with a bonus point at Bidvest Wanderers