Juan Theron has come to light as a key contributor to the success of the Chevrolet Warriors in the past few seasons. His ability to bowl Yorkers and produce effective changes of pace has made him renowned as a death bowler in limited overs cricket where he has regularly defended small targets with success.
This earned him a national contract before he had played a match for the Proteas but he has justified the faith shown in him by already having a ‘fifer’ to his credit after only 4 appearances in the 50 overs format.
Injuries over the past two seasons have prevented him from bidding for further international selection.
Here’s a list of things you may have or may have not known about Juan Theron:
- Juan Theron’s nickname is Rusty
- Juan Theron was born and raised in Potchefstroom
- He currently plays for the Chevrolet Warriors (formerly known as Eastern Province), the Deccan Chargers in the IPL and the South Africa national team.
- Juan Theron is a right-arm fast bowler and bats right-handed. .He bowls full and straight most of the time and mixes things up with the odd slower ball.
- 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 and thus helping his team win the fixture with match figures of 2/26 of 6.3 overs.
- 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.
- Juan Theron’s cricketing prowess was recognised in primary school.
- As soon as Juan 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.
- Juan Theron was awarded the MTN Domestic Championship Cricketer of the Year in 2008.
- In October 2009, Juan Theron was reported for a suspect action during a first-class game against the Lions and was cleared eight days later.