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Alfonso Thomas

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast medium
Played for:
South Africa, Dolphins, Northerns, North West, Rest of South Africa, South Africa A, South African Invitation XI, Staffordshire, Titans, Warwickshire, Western Province B, Somerset, Highveld Lions, Pune, Adelaide Strikers, Perth Scorchers, Dhaka Gladiators
Roles played:
Bowler
Born:
February 09, 1977, Cape Town, Cape Province

Profile

It was a long, twisting road to national recognition for Alfonso Thomas. A right-arm medium pacer from Cape Town, Thomas made his first-class debut for Western Province B in 1998-99, where he played a few matches until his move to North West in the 2000-01 season. He has represented Staffordshire and Somerset in county cricket, as a Kolpak player.

His lively pace and the capability to be a useful lower-order batsman earned him great appreciation. Thomas then moved to the Northerns Titans in 2003-04, where his brilliant haul of 36 wickets in eight matches of the Super Sport series exposed his potential as a bowler. Thereafter, he had a short but successful stint with South Africa A, which ultimately prompted the selectors to include him in the national side. In 2004, he was selected for the Test tour to India, as a stand-in for injured Andre Nel. But his international debut came only with the birth of the Twenty20 format, in 2007. Thomas later shifted to Dolphins for the 2007-08 season.

After a decent stint for Somerset in the 2009 Champions League T20, Thomas was signed for the IPL in 2011 by the newly formed franchise of the Pune. The following year, the Titans signed him ahead of the 2012 Champions League T20.


Statistics

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  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
T20 1 0 0 - 0 0 0
IPL 15 4 20 2 10 105.26 0 0 12
CLT20 14 6 64 4 32 130.61 0 0 30*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
T20 1 1 24 25 3 3/25 / 8.33 6.25 0 0 0 2
IPL 15 15 315 406 14 3/22 / 29 7.73 0 0 0 12
CLT20 14 12 280 340 18 3/18 / 18.88 7.28 0 0 0 8
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
IPL 3 0 1
CLT20 5 0 1
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
CLT20 5 2 2 0 1 40

Career

Span:
T20:
2007-2007
 
IPL:
2011-2012
 
CLT20:
2009-2012
T20
Debut:
South Africa Vs Pakistan at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Feb 02, 2007
Last played:
South Africa Vs Pakistan at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Feb 02, 2007
IPL
Debut:
Pune Vs Punjab at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai - Apr 10, 2011
Last played:
Pune Vs Bangalore at Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune - May 11, 2012
CLT20
Debut:
Somerset Vs Hyderabad at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - Oct 10, 2009
Last played:
Titans Vs Sydney Sixers at SuperSport Park, Centurion - Oct 26, 2012
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