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Robin Peterson

As a slow left-armer, Robin Peterson provides a useful contrast to the abundance of pacemen in the South African squad.

india Updated: Oct 23, 2006 18:00 IST
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 Date of Birth: 4 August 1979, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province
 Test Debut: Against Bangladesh at Dhaka in 2003
 ODI Debut: Against India at Colombo in 2002/03
 Bats: Left Hand Bat
 Bowls: Slow Left Arm Orthodox
 

As a slow left-armer, Peterson provides a useful contrast to the abundance of pacemen in the South African team.

The Eastern Province cricketer was on the fringes of the national squad for several years before being flown in especially for the 2002 Champions Trophy semi-final against India.

He failed to shine in his debut and took just three wickets in a further five outings before being included in the World Cup squad. Though he made his Test debut in 2003 against Bangladesh, taking five wickets and scored 61, he has since played mainly for the one-day side.

Expectations are still riding high that it is only a matter of time until Peterson lives up to his promise for the Proteas.

Although he has not yet made a mark with his batting,four first-class centuries suggest he could prove a useful tailender.

First Published: Jan 24, 2003 22:20 IST