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Rusty Theron

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium fast
Played for:
South Africa, Eastern Province, South Africa A, Punjab, Hyderabad, Sussex, Warriors, Hyderabad
Roles played:
Bowler
Home country:
South Africa
Born:
July 24, 1985, Potchefstroom

Profile

Accurate and consistent with the ball, this South African seam bowler once threatened to become the future star for the Proteas. Born in Potchefstroom, Juan Theron’s cricketing talents were recognized at a young age and he made his way up the ladder to success quite rapidly. Despite being nicknamed ‘Rusty’ he showed everyone that there was certainly nothing rusty about his cricket.

Known for his simplistic approach to the game and his fine ability to disguise the slower delivery, Theron built a reputation of being the perfect man to go to in the death overs. His first-class debut for Eastern Province came against KwaZulu Natal in November 2005 and he got his first break into the South Africa A squad in the year 2008. The year 2010 was a turning point in Rusty’s career as he bagged a national contract without even playing a single game for the national side and got a contract with IPL giants Punjab. He then went onto grab 11 wickets in his first ODI series including a 5-wicket haul and an impressive performance against Pakistan in the T20I series saw him get a place in the ODI squad again.


Fast Facts

  • Juan Theron was awarded the MTN Domestic Championship Cricketer of the Year award in 2008.
  • He bagged the Man-of-the-Match award on his IPL debut for the Punjab, taking 2-17 in his four overs.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
ODI 4 1 5 0 5 100 0 0 5
T20 9 3 32 3 - 152.38 0 0 31*
IPL 9 3 9 1 4.5 81.81 0 0 7*
CLT20 10 3 10 2 10 142.85 0 0 7*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
ODI 4 4 194 173 12 5/44 / 14.41 5.35 0 1 0 1
T20 9 9 194 261 12 4/27 / 21.75 8.07 1 0 0 7
IPL 9 9 192 253 8 2/17 / 31.62 7.90 0 0 0 12
CLT20 10 10 216 256 14 4/29 / 18.28 7.11 1 0 0 4
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 4 0 0
T20 2 0 1
IPL 1 0 2
CLT20 1 0 1

Career

Span:
ODI:
2010-2010
 
T20:
2010-2012
 
IPL:
2010-2012
 
CLT20:
2010-2011
ODI
Debut:
South Africa Vs Zimbabwe at OUTsurance Oval, Bloemfontein - Oct 15, 2010
Last played:
South Africa Vs Pakistan at Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium, Dubai - Nov 02, 2010
T20
Debut:
South Africa Vs Zimbabwe at OUTsurance Oval, Bloemfontein - Oct 08, 2010
Last played:
South Africa Vs India at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Mar 30, 2012
IPL
Debut:
Punjab Vs Chennai at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - Mar 21, 2010
Last played:
Hyderabad Vs Punjab at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - May 08, 2012
CLT20
Debut:
Warriors Vs Wayamba at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth - Sep 11, 2010
Last played:
Warriors Vs Somerset at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru - Oct 05, 2011
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