Alfonso Thomas

Birth date 9 Feb 1977 (38 years)
Nationality South Africa South Africa
Position Bowler
Team history
Pune Warriors 2012 - present
Perth Scorchers 2014 - present
Somerset County 2008 - present
Titans 2012
Adelaide Strikers 2011 - 2012
Highveld Lions 2011
Pune Warriors 2011
Sunfoil Dolphins 2007 - 2010
Warwickshire County 2007
Titans 2004 - 2007
Northerns 2003 - 2006
Staffordshire Country 2005

Alfonso Clive Thomas is a right arm fast-medium bowler and a hard hitting batsman who bats lower down the order for the South Africa cricket team. He has also played for Western Province, Titans, Staffordshire, Somerset, Northerns and North West. Presently, he is playing for Pune Warrior India team at the IPL 5 season 2012.

Thomas has played in only one Twenty20 International on 2nd February 2007 at Johannesburg against Pakistan. He bowled 4 overs and took 3 wickets. None of his overs were maidens and 25 runs were scored off them. He did not get an opportunity to bat in this match. South Africa won this match by 10 wickets with 51 deliveries remaining. Thomas played his first Twenty20 match on 8th April 2004. This was a match between Lions and Titans at Centurion. In the 4 overs which he bowled, 39 runs were scored and none of the overs were maidens and he failed to take a wicket. He was unbeaten on 3 in 3 balls. Lions won this match by 10 runs.

Career Highlights

Thomas participated in 134 Twenty20 matches in which he took 156 wickets in the 2679 deliveries he bowled during which 3210 runs were scored. His bowling strike rate was 17.1, economy rate was 7.18 and bowling average was 20.57.

He took part in 120 first class matches in which he bowled 21609 deliveries, conceded 10495 runs and took 386 wickets. His bowling average was 27.18, economy rate was 2.91 and bowling strike rate was 55.9.

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