Rusty Theron      

Full name Juan Theron

Born July 24, 1985, Potchefstroom

Current age 28 years 355 days

Major teams South Africa, Deccan Chargers, Eastern Province, Jamaica Tallawahs, Kings XI Punjab, South Africa A, Warriors

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Juan Theron
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 4 1 0 5 5 5.00 5 100.00 0 0 0 0 4 0
T20Is 9 3 3 32 31* - 21 152.38 0 0 3 1 2 0
First-class 54 76 12 783 66 12.23 1712 45.73 0 2 82 11 16 0
List A 91 53 24 527 53 18.17 515 102.33 0 1 45 9 29 0
Twenty20 91 31 17 131 31* 9.35 122 107.37 0 0 9 3 24 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 4 4 194 173 12 5/44 5/44 14.41 5.35 16.1 0 1 0
T20Is 9 9 194 261 12 4/27 4/27 21.75 8.07 16.1 1 0 0
First-class 54 95 9149 4567 169 7/46 9/59 27.02 2.99 54.1 6 7 0
List A 91 87 4032 3462 151 5/44 5/44 22.92 5.15 26.7 9 1 0
Twenty20 91 90 1962 2281 104 4/27 4/27 21.93 6.97 18.8 2 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut South Africa v Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein, Oct 15, 2010 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v South Africa at Dubai (DSC), Nov 2, 2010 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein, Oct 8, 2010 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Mar 30, 2012 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Eastern Province v KwaZulu-Natal at Port Elizabeth, Nov 3-5, 2005 scorecard
Last First-class Cape Cobras v Warriors at Cape Town, Mar 27-30, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Eastern Province v Zimbabwe Under-23s at Port Elizabeth, Oct 30, 2005 scorecard
Last List A Warriors v Titans at East London, Nov 8, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Warriors v Zimbabwe at Port Elizabeth, Mar 25, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 St Lucia Zouks v Jamaica Tallawahs at St George's, Jul 12, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/31 Tallawahs v Zouks St George's 12 Jul 2014 T20
2/98, 28, 1/7, 38* Warriors v Cape Cobras Cape Town 27 Mar 2014 FC
5, 2/35, 0, 2/75 Warriors v Lions Port Elizabeth 13 Mar 2014 FC
2/68, 0, 0/54 Warriors v Dolphins East London 6 Mar 2014 FC
24, 1/88, 0, 0/24 Warriors v Knights Bloemfontein 20 Feb 2014 FC
1, 2/94, 2 Warriors v Dolphins Durban 13 Feb 2014 FC
0*, 0/26 Warriors v Cape Cobras Cape Town 2 Feb 2014 T20
2/28 Warriors v Dolphins Durban 26 Jan 2014 T20
6 Warriors v Titans East London 24 Jan 2014 T20
2/31 Warriors v Knights Kimberley 22 Jan 2014 T20
Profile

The seam bowler from the Eastern Cape made his name as a last-over specialist in the 2009-10 Standard Bank Pro20. His secret is nothing overly complicated. He bowls full and straight most of the time and mixes things up with the odd slower ball. Theron's cricketing prowess was recognised in primary school. As soon as he was identified as a talent he received a bursary to Grey High School in Port Elizabeth, a training ground for many cricketing greats such as Graeme Pollock, Peter Pollock, Johan Botha and Wayne Parnell. He made his first-class debut in November 2005 and took 60 wickets at 18.26 in his first 15 matches. He topped the first-class and List A bowling rankings for the Warriors almost every season since then. His performance in the limited-overs form of the game has also been exceptional. Theron was awarded the MTN Domestic Championship Cricketer of the Year in 2008. He has not been without his problems though. In October 2009, he was reported for a suspect action during a first-class game against the Lions and was cleared eight days later. The season went on to be the one that would launch Theron into the big time. He won at least two out of eight matches for the Warriors in the last over, including the first leg semi-final against the Cobras in which he defended eight runs. He was awarded a contract by Cricket South Africa in February 2010, despite having never played a match for the national side. That was followed by an IPL contract with Kings XI Punjab. Within hours of landing in India, he picked up the Man-of-the-Match award on debut in a thriller which went down to the Super Over. He has been included in South Africa's shortened, 18-man squad for the ICC World Twenty20 in the West Indies in May.
Firdose Moonda March 2010

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Latest Photos

Feb 17, 2012

Rusty Theron hit Martin Guptill with a bouncer, New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Twenty20 international, Wellington, February 17, 2012

Rusty Theron hit Martin Guptill with a bouncer

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Oct 16, 2011

Rusty Theron and Wayne Parnell high-five after their matchwinning stand, South Africa v Australia, 2nd Twenty20, Johannesburg, October 16 2011

Rusty Theron and Wayne Parnell high-five after their matchwinning stand

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Oct 16, 2011

Rusty Theron punches the air after South Africa seal victory, South Africa v Australia, 2nd Twenty20, Johannesburg, October 16 2011

Rusty Theron punches the air after South Africa seal victory

© Associated Press

Tour Results
South Africa v Zimbabwe at Benoni - Oct 22, 2010
South Africa won by 272 runs
South Africa v Zimbabwe at Potchefstroom - Oct 17, 2010
South Africa won by 8 wickets (with 66 balls remaining)
South Africa v Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein - Oct 15, 2010
South Africa won by 64 runs
South Africa v Zimbabwe at Kimberley - Oct 10, 2010
South Africa won by 8 runs
South Africa v Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein - Oct 8, 2010
South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)
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