Robin Peterson’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroCricket player of South Africa.
Is Athlete
From South Africa
Type Sports


4 August 1979, Port Elizabeth

Age41 years

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 announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in 9 November 2016.

Domestic career

In December 2009, it was revealed that he had signed a contract to play for Derbyshire on a Kolpak contract.

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.

International career

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.

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.

ICC World Cup 2011

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. He finished the tournament as the highest South African wicket taker of the tournament with 15 wickets at 15.86 average.

Career best performances

as of 20 March 2011

Tests61South Africa v BangladeshDhaka20034–12South Africa v BangladeshMirpur2011
ODI36South Africa v West IndiesCenturion20042–26South Africa v PakistanFaisalabad2003
T20I34South Africa v AustraliaCenturion20093–30South Africa v AustraliaWanderers2009
FC130Eastern Province v GautengWanderers20026–67Eastern Province v BorderEast London1999
LA101Eastern Province v BorderPort Elizabeth20017–24Warriors v EaglesEast London2008
T2072*Warriors v DolphinsEast London20083–24Warriors v EaglesPort Elizabeth2009

International five-wicket hauls

Test 5 Wicket hauls

15/336  BangladeshZAC StadiumChittagongBangladesh2008

International awards

Test cricket

Man of the match awards

S NoSeriesSeasonMatch PerformanceResult
12nd Test – Pakistan in South Africa Test Series2012/131st Innings: 23.2-0-94-2 ; 84 (106 balls, 15×4)
2nd Innings: 29-8-73-3 ; 1* (9 balls)
 South Africa won by 4 wickets.