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Alistair Campbell

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
Zimbabwe
Roles played:
Skipper-Test | Ex Skipper-ODI | Batsman
Home country:
Zimbabwe
Born:
September 23, 1972, Salisbury

Profile

Seen as a prodigious southpaw, Zimbabwean Alistair Campbell was drafted into the 1992 World Cup side when he was only 19. He was highly talked about for his exploits in the domestic circuit but his ODI debut in the World Cup against West Indies was one to forget. However, it didn’t take him long to cement a spot in the side.

Campbell was never renowned for playing a long innings the reason being, his explosive style of batting. It suited him since he opened for Zimbabwe in the ODIs. He was a pretty handy right-arm off-spinner too and was lightening quick on the field. He was appointed skipper of the national side in August 1996, taking over from Andy Flower. Campbell was mediocre with the bat during his time as captain and his high point came when the Rhodesian side qualified for the Super Sixes in the 1999 World Cup even though he stepped down form the post in November 1999. Campbell enjoyed playing against India as he scored his first Test century at Nagpur in 2000-01 after being stuck on 99 for five years. He quit the national side after 2003 World Cup.

After hanging up his boots, Campbell ran Lilfordia Junior School in Harare. In 2009-2010 he was appointed chairman of selectors by the Zimbabwean Cricket board.


Fast Facts

  • Alistair Campbell became the youngest Zimbabwean to score a century at the first-class level. He was only 18 when he scored an unbeaten 100 off 202 balls against Glamorgan.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 60 109 2858 4 27.21 41.76 2 18 103
ODI 188 184 5185 14 30.5 66.18 7 30 131*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 60 6 66 28 0 0/1 / - 2.54 0 0 0 0
ODI 188 30 509 434 12 2/20 / 36.16 5.11 0 0 0 9
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 60 0 0
ODI 76 0 6
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
Test 21 2 12 0 7 9.52
ODI 86 30 52 2 2 34.88

Career

Span:
Test:
1992-2002
 
ODI:
1992-2003
Test
Debut:
Zimbabwe Vs India at Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) - Oct 18, 1992
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs Pakistan at Queen's Sports Club, Bulawayo - Nov 16, 2002
ODI
Debut:
Zimbabwe Vs West Indies at Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane - Queensland - Feb 29, 1992
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs Kenya at Goodyear Park (Springbok), Bloemfontein - Mar 12, 2003
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