Robin Peterson’s first 8 Test match appearances were all in different series before he at long last became a first-choice for South Africa in 2012.
He made his debut against Bangladesh in 2003, taking 5 wickets, and made a successful return in the same country in 2008, when he took 5 wickets in an innings for the first time. He earned his recall after a four-year break for the victorious 2012 Test series against Australia where he took six wickets in the decisive match at Perth.
He has developed into a useful Test bowling all-rounder and he made a career best 84 and took five wickets in the Test match at Sahara Park Newlands against Pakistan to earn his first Man of the Match award.
He had a similar start to his ODI career until the most recent ICC World Cup on the sub-continent when he became a regular member of the attack and finished the tournament as the leading Protea wicket-taker. This included a memorable new ball spell against England when he picked up 3 wickets. He joined the list of Protea bowlers with 50 or more ODI appearances during the 2011/12 series against Sri Lanka.
He has become a useful lower-order batsman, playing vital innings against Sri Lanka at the 2007 World Cup and against India at the 2011 World Cup to clinch nail-biting victories.
He completes the all-round package in the field being able to throw accurately off both hands.