Juan Theron

Juan Theron


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Date of Birth June 24, 1985

Juan Theron: A Brief Biography

Juan Theron, also known as Rusty,is a South African cricketer. He currently plays for the Chevrolet Warriors, the Deccan Chargers in the IPL and the South Africa national team. His profile is that of a right-arm fast bowler and bats right-handed. Theron made his debut for Eastern Province in October 2005, appearing in a List A match at Port Elizabeth against the Zimbabwe U-23 team, bowling them out for 145. He made his first class debut in November 2005, appearing against KwaZulu Natal. In 2008, Theron\'s performances for Warriors led to him being awarded the MTN Domestic Championship Cricketer of the Year award in Cricket South Africa\'s 2008 Mutual Federal SA Cricket Awards. He played English club cricket for Staffordshire-based club Audley, where he replaced fellow South African Alfonso Thomas. Theron\'s strong domestic performances in all competitions, notably during the Standard Bank Pro20 series, led to him being awarded both a place in South Africa\'s 18-man provisional 2010 ICC World Twenty20 squad, a national contract and signing with Indian Premier League team Kings XI Punjab. In his debut for Punjab against the Chennai Super Kings, he recorded impressive figures of 2/17 in his four overs and bowled the Super Over that led his team to an unlikely victory, subsequently being awarded with the Man of the Match award. He bagged 4 wickets in the two match series against Pakistan.

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