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Alviro Petersen

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Full Name: Alviro Nathan Petersen
Born: November 25 1980 , Port Elizabeth
Country: South Africa
County: Lancashire
Other teams: Essex, Glamorgan, Lions, North West, Northerns, Somerset, Titans
Test debut: India v South Africa, Kolkata, Feb 14-18 2010
ODI debut: South Africa v Zimbabwe, East London, Sep 18 2006
T20 debut: West Indies v South Africa, North Sound, May 19 2010
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm offbreak


A reliable top-order batsman, South African Petersen retired from international cricket in 2015 in order to pursue a career in the English domestic game as a Kolpak player. Formerly of Essex, Glamorgan and Somerset, Petersen signed a two-year deal with Lancashire just 16 days after calling time on his Proteas career at the age of 34.   He represented his country in 36 Tests, making his debut in 2010 and recording 2,093 runs at an average of 34.88, including five centuries. Petersen began his five-day career in some style, scoring a century on debut against India in Kolkata in Fe...

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