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Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Juan Theron

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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:

  1. Juan Theron’s nickname is Rusty
  2. Juan Theron was born and raised in Potchefstroom
  3. He currently plays for the Chevrolet Warriors (formerly known as Eastern Province), the Deccan Chargers in the IPL and the South Africa national team.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Juan Theron’s cricketing prowess was recognised in primary school.
  8. 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.
  9. Juan Theron was awarded the MTN Domestic Championship Cricketer of the Year in 2008.
  10. 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.

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