Lonwabo Lopsy Tsotsobe

South Africa Lonwabo Lopsy Tsotsobe

Plays for South Africa
Age 33 years 226 days
Born March 7, 1984, Port Elizabeth
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Left-arm fast-medium
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 SpainWill Luke June 2010
Major Teams Affiliated With
South Africa Dolphins Eastern Province
Essex Gauteng Lions
Sussex 2nd XI Warriors

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 0 0 0 22 5.70 16* 114 25 45 144
firstClass 0 0 0 14 3 36 5.72 27* 286 32 82 61
T20Is 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.00 1* 2 2 3 23
ODIs 0 0 0 9 1 7 7.00 16* 56 13 21 61
tests 0 0 0 1 0 2 6.33 8* 19 2 5 5

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 2 11 4.94 27.25 5/28 5/28 204 5559 6742 144
firstClass 1 6 8 3.17 26.85 7/39 201 5398 10215 61
T20Is 0 0 0 6.93 30.05 3/16 3/16 18 541 468 23 23
ODIs 0 0 7 4.75 24.96 4/22 4/22 94 2347 2964 60 61
tests 0 0 0 3.08 49.77 5/83 3/43 9 448 870 9 5
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