Picture of Paul Strang

Paul Strang

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Leg break
Played for:
Zimbabwe, Kent, Mashonaland A, Manicaland, MCC, Mashonaland Country Districts, Mashonaland, Nottinghamshire, Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Academy, Zimbabwe Board XI, Zimbabwe Inv XI
Roles played:
Home country:
July 28, 1970, Bulawayo


A talented all-rounder, Paul Strang was easily one of the finest cricketers to have ever played for the Zimbabwean cricket team. He was a vital cog in the side and played alongside younger brother, Bryan. His father, Ronald Strang was a TV umpire.

A legbreak googly bowler, Paul was a top-class bowler and an excellent fielder in the covers. He was an equally adept batsman, scoring those much needed runs to get his side out of trouble. He debuted in Test cricket in 1994 against Sri Lanka and made his ODI debut a few months later. Paul scored his only Test century while playing against Pakistan in 1996-97. Perhaps, the biggest highlight of his career would be a match double – a century and five wickets in a Test innings. Paul even recorded the then best bowling figures for Zimbabwe in Tests, when he bagged 8 for 109 against New Zealand in 2000-01. However, a muscular injury to the bowling hand meant that his international career came to a halt. He then played for Kent and Nottinghamshire, eventually moving to New Zealand where he was appointed coach of the Auckland Aces.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 24 41 839 10 27.06 43.74 1 2 106*
ODI 95 73 1090 24 22.24 66.02 0 0 47
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 24 38 5720 2522 70 8/109 / 36.02 2.64 3 4 1 2
ODI 95 89 4351 3173 96 5/21 / 33.05 4.37 2 2 0 33
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 15 0 1
ODI 30 0 4


Zimbabwe Vs Sri Lanka at Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) - Oct 26, 1994
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs South Africa at Queen's Sports Club, Bulawayo - Sep 14, 2001
Zimbabwe Vs Australia at W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth - Dec 02, 1994
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs Bangladesh at Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka - Nov 26, 2001