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Douglas T Hondo

Douglas T Hondo
PTI | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2004 01:15 PM IST
 Date of Birth: 7 July 1979, Bulawayo
 Test Debut: Against South Africa at Harare in 2001/02
 ODI Debut: Against England at Harare in 2001/02
 Bats: Right Hand Bat
 Bowls: Right Arm Fast Medium

Economical medium-paced swing bowler. Loves music, plays the bagpipes. Scholar at Churchill School in Harare, also attended by current Test players Tatenda Taibu and Hamilton Mazakadza. He is known to have good temperament with a desire to succeed.

He attended Dennis Lillee's fast bowling academy in Chennai in India in 2000 and is capable of movement both ways off the pitch. In 2000 he went on to make his international debut later that season.

Called up as a net bowler and ended up making his Test debut. Got one wicket — Gary Kirsten for 220. Almost helped Andy Flower make history, batting for 58 minutes for six before being the last man out, leaving Flower stranded on 199 not out after making a century in the first innings.

In Test, his best bowling figures stand as 3 for 49 while in ODIs it is 4-37. Has taken four wickets three times, two of those on the subcontinent against India and Sri Lanka.

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