Picture of Lonwabo Tsotsobe

Lonwabo Tsotsobe

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Left-arm fast medium
Played for:
South Africa, Dolphins, Eastern Province, Essex, South Africa A, South African Invitation XI, Warriors, Highveld Lions
Roles played:
Bowler
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
6
Batting:
0
Bowling:
20
Home country:
South Africa
Born:
March 07, 1984, Port Elizabeth

Profile

Born in Port Elizabeth on 7th March 1984, Lonwabo Lennox Tsotsobe is a figure you cannot miss on a cricket field. Fondly known as 'Lopsy', he made his First Class debut with the Eastern Province against Boland and made an immediate impact with his performance. It was evident that this tall bloke wouldn't quite make the batsmen sweat with his pace but his line and length along with the bounce was something that would earn him loads of wickets. Obstacles are a part of every cricketer's life and Tsotsobe sure had his fair share of them.

There were doubts regarding his fitness and stamina. He wasn't exactly an Allan Donald in the pace department but that did not deter him. An impressive season with Warriors in the year 2008-09 earned him a call up for the Test as well as the ODI leg of the tour of Australia but it was the shortest format of the game where he entered the international arena.

Making his T20I debut against Australia, Tsotsobe followed it with an ODI debut against the visiting Australians. His 4/50 on debut saw him earn a central contract for South Africa. He replaced another left-arm pacer Wayne Parnell in 2010 who was injured at the time for the tour to the Caribbean. Tsotsobe did not disappoint with the ball and that helped him jump into the Test side as well. Tsotsobe continues to be a regular feature with the South African national side in the limited overs format and is a key figure in the bowling attack. He however, has not been much effective in the longest format and that is something he needs to work on.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 5 5 19 2 6.33 35.84 0 0 8
ODI 61 21 56 13 7 51.37 0 0 16*
T20 23 3 2 2 2 20 0 0 1*
CLT20 14 1 0 1 - 0 0 0 0
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 5 9 870 448 9 3/43 / 49.77 3.08 0 0 0 8
ODI 61 60 2964 2347 94 4/22 / 24.96 4.75 7 0 0 79
T20 23 23 468 541 18 3/16 / 30.05 6.93 0 0 0 14
CLT20 14 13 276 349 13 2/16 / 26.84 7.58 0 0 0 8
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 1 0 0
ODI 9 0 1
T20 1 0 1
CLT20 5 0 1

Career

Span:
Test:
2010-2011
 
ODI:
2009-2013
 
T20:
2009-2014
 
CLT20:
2010-2013
Test
Debut:
South Africa Vs West Indies at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad - Jun 10, 2010
Last played:
South Africa Vs India at Newlands, Cape Town - Jan 02, 2011
ODI
Debut:
South Africa Vs Australia at W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth - Western Australia - Jan 30, 2009
Last played:
South Africa Vs India at SuperSport Park, Centurion - Dec 11, 2013
T20
Debut:
South Africa Vs Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne - Victoria - Jan 11, 2009
Last played:
South Africa Vs Netherlands at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong - Mar 27, 2014
CLT20
Debut:
Warriors Vs Wayamba at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth - Sep 11, 2010
Last played:
Highveld Lions Vs Otago at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur - Sep 29, 2013
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