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Andy Blignaut

Andy Blignaut

india Updated: Jun 27, 2003 16:10 IST

 Date of Birth: 1 August 1978, Harare
 Test Debut: Against Bangladesh at Bulawayo in 2000/01
 ODI Debut: Against West Indies at Singapore in 1999/00
 Bats: Left Hand Bat
 Bowls: Right Arm Fast Medium

Fiery character. Does not hang around with the bat— his strike rate is 98.79 in ODIs and 66.87 in tests (as a comparison, forceful Australian opener Matthew Hayden's statistics are 77.25 and 59.25).

Debut shortly after 1999 World Cup, then rowed with Zimbabwe establishment and chose to suspend his career.

He tried several business ventures before resuming cricket in 2002. Nov, rolled his jeep after a head-on collision with another car, thrown out of vehicle, over other car and into ditch, narrowly escaping serious injury — took 5-79 in 1st test v Pakistan a week later. Same month hit 55 off 39 balls in ODI v Pakistan, Zimbabwe losing by seven runs.


First Published: Jun 25, 2003 22:49 IST