Picture of Alviro Petersen

Alviro Petersen

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
South Africa, Essex, Gauteng, Glamorgan, Khulna Division, Northerns, North West, Rest of South Africa, South Africa A, South African Invitation XI, Titans, Somerset, Highveld Lions
Roles played:
Batsman
ICC Rank:
Batting:
37
Bowling:
0
Home country:
South Africa
Born:
November 25, 1980, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province

Profile

Despite barely putting a foot wrong since his selection in 2006 for South Africa, Alviro Petersen remains in and around the fringes of the national team.

An 80 in his second ODI outing against Zimbabwe wasn't enough to earn an immediate recall. He returned a year and half later, for a solitary innings against Bangladesh, before another year and half on the dugout. Opportunity in ODIs against Zimbabwe and England came knocking in 2009. Against the latter, he scored three consecutive half-centuries, doing enough to tour India at the turn of the year. Injury to keeper Mark Boucher helped Petersen to a premier Test cap, fitting into an opening slot with skipper Graeme Smith. An impressive debut hundred was the result that allowed him to maintain his place for the ODIs and subsequent visit to the Caribbean. In the West Indies, solid starts failed to manifest into bigger scores with a solitary Test fifty. After irregularities surrounded Herschelle Gibbs' international appearances, the start-stop career of Alviro Petersen gained momentum and he fixed his place in the Protean side towards the later half of 2010.

Jacques Rudolph's failure at the top of the order forced the selectors to come back to Petersen and this time, Petersen made the most of it. Scoring some heavy runs against New Zealand at the start of 2012 on a difficult Wellington track just to prove that he belonged at this level. A stand-out knock of 182 followed later in the year against England that cemented his place at the top of the order.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 30 54 1890 3 37.05 51.90 5 8 182
ODI 21 19 504 1 28 82.62 0 4 80
T20 2 2 14 0 7 73.68 0 0 8
CLT20 14 13 308 2 28 135.68 0 2 57*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 30 7 114 62 1 1/2 / 62 3.26 0 0 0 0
ODI 21 1 6 7 0 0/7 / - 7 0 0 0 3
CLT20 14 1 12 11 1 1/11 / 11 5.5 0 0 0 1
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 24 0 3
ODI 6 0 0
T20 1 0 0
CLT20 11 0 3
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
CLT20 14 6 6 1 1 42.86

Career

Span:
Test:
2010-2014
 
ODI:
2006-2013
 
T20:
2010-2010
 
CLT20:
2010-2013
Test
Debut:
South Africa Vs India at Eden Gardens, Kolkata - Feb 14, 2010
Last played:
South Africa Vs Australia at Newlands, Cape Town - Mar 01, 2014
ODI
Debut:
South Africa Vs Zimbabwe at Buffalo Park, East London - Sep 18, 2006
Last played:
South Africa Vs Sri Lanka at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy - Jul 26, 2013
T20
Debut:
South Africa Vs West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, St Peter's, Antigua - May 19, 2010
Last played:
South Africa Vs West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, St Peter's, Antigua - May 20, 2010
CLT20
Debut:
Highveld Lions Vs Mumbai at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Sep 10, 2010
Last played:
Highveld Lions Vs Otago at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur - Sep 29, 2013
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