Mark Vermeulenindia Updated: Jan 29, 2003 23:49 IST
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.