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Lonwabo Tsotsobe      

Full name Lonwabo Lopsy Tsotsobe

Born March 7, 1984, Port Elizabeth

Current age 30 years 141 days

Major teams South Africa, Dolphins, Eastern Province, Essex, Lions, Sussex 2nd XI, Warriors

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium

Lonwabo Lopsy Tsotsobe
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 5 5 2 19 8* 6.33 53 35.84 0 0 2 0 1 0
ODIs 61 21 13 56 16* 7.00 109 51.37 0 0 7 1 9 0
T20Is 23 3 2 2 1* 2.00 10 20.00 0 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 58 77 30 274 27* 5.82 943 29.05 0 0 35 3 14 0
List A 129 41 24 107 16* 6.29 228 46.92 0 0 19 0
Twenty20 57 7 5 6 3* 3.00 15 40.00 0 0 0 0 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 9 870 448 9 3/43 5/83 49.77 3.08 96.6 0 0 0
ODIs 61 60 2964 2347 94 4/22 4/22 24.96 4.75 31.5 7 0 0
T20Is 23 23 468 541 18 3/16 3/16 30.05 6.93 26.0 0 0 0
First-class 58 9747 5168 193 7/39 26.77 3.18 50.5 8 6 1
List A 129 6024 4984 184 5/28 5/28 27.08 4.96 32.7 11 1 0
Twenty20 57 56 1166 1345 49 4/18 4/18 27.44 6.92 23.7 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v South Africa at Port of Spain, Jun 10-13, 2010 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v India at Cape Town, Jan 2-6, 2011 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v South Africa at Perth, Jan 30, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v India at Centurion, Dec 11, 2013 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v South Africa at Melbourne, Jan 11, 2009 scorecard
Last T20I Netherlands v South Africa at Chittagong, Mar 27, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Boland v Eastern Province at Paarl, Nov 4-6, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Lions v Titans at Johannesburg, Feb 20-22, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Eastern Province v Griqualand West at Port Elizabeth, Jan 9, 2005 scorecard
Last List A South Africa v India at Centurion, Dec 11, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Eagles v Warriors at Bloemfontein, Feb 21, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Netherlands v South Africa at Chittagong, Mar 27, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1*, 1/46 South Africa v Netherlands Chittagong 27 Mar 2014 T20I # 386
0/29 South Africa v New Zealand Chittagong 24 Mar 2014 T20I # 383
0/31 South Africa v Sri Lanka Chittagong 22 Mar 2014 T20I # 379
2/15 South Africa v Pakistan Fatullah 19 Mar 2014 Other T20
2/21 South Africa v Bangladesh A Fatullah 18 Mar 2014 Other T20
0/19 South Africa v Australia Centurion 14 Mar 2014 T20I # 365
0/21 South Africa v Australia Durban 12 Mar 2014 T20I # 363
0/13, 2, 1/42 Lions v Titans Johannesburg 20 Feb 2014 FC
2/40, 1, 5/33, 3 Lions v Cape Cobras Cape Town 13 Feb 2014 FC
0/12 Sth Afr XI v South Africa Johannesburg 4 Feb 2014 Other
Profile

A tall left-arm swing bowler, Tsotsobe, made an immediate impression in his first season for Eastern Province, taking 16 wickets at 17.75 in 2004-05. However, it wasn't until he moved to Warriors in 2006-07 that his obvious ability bore fruit. Three five-wicket hauls and his first ten-for in a match were followed by 49 wickets at 23.59 the next year. There were concerns, however, that his fitness and stamina would prevent international recognition, and in addition his pace; a medium-pacer, he is certainly not in the Brett Schultz league. Nevertheless, another encouraging start to his 2008-09 season (28 wickets in six matches) earned him a call-up to South Africa's squad to tour Australia. He impressed in his debut ODI, taking 4 for 50 and that was good enough to earn him a central contract. With Wayne Parnell injured, Tsotsobe was taken on South Africa's tour of the Caribbean in 2010 as a left-arm option, and admirable returns in the one-day leg lead to a Test debut at Port of Spain
Will Luke June 2010

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Mar 27, 2014

Lonwabo Tsotsobe reacts after being hit for a six by Stephan Myburgh, Netherlands v South Africa, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong, March 27, 2014

Lonwabo Tsotsobe reacts after being hit for a six by Stephan Myburgh

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Dec 4, 2013

The South African players in their pink kit on the eve of the first ODI against India, Johannesburg, December 4, 2013

The South African players in their pink kit

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Nov 13, 2013

Lonwabo Tsotsobe celebrates a wicket with his team-mates, Pakistan v South Africa, 1st T20I, Dubai, November 13, 2013

Lonwabo Tsotsobe celebrates a wicket with his team-mates

© AFP

Tour Results
West Indies v Zimbabwe at Roseau - Mar 20-22, 2013
West Indies won by an innings and 65 runs
West Indies v Zimbabwe at Bridgetown - Mar 12-14, 2013
West Indies won by 9 wickets
Sagicor v Zimbabweans at Black Rock - Mar 7-9, 2013
Match drawn
West Indies v Zimbabwe at North Sound - Mar 3, 2013
West Indies won by 41 runs
West Indies v Zimbabwe at North Sound - Mar 2, 2013
West Indies won by 8 wickets (with 23 balls remaining)
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