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Paul Strang      

Full name Paul Andrew Strang

Born July 28, 1970, Bulawayo

Current age 44 years 36 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Kent, Manicaland, Marylebone Cricket Club, Mashonaland, Mashonaland Country Districts, Nottinghamshire, Zimbabwe Cricket Academy

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Other Coach

Relation Father - RC Strang, Brother - BC Strang

Paul Andrew Strang
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 24 41 10 839 106* 27.06 1918 43.74 1 2 92 3 15 0
ODIs 95 73 24 1090 47 22.24 1651 66.02 0 0 30 0
First-class 107 157 37 3613 154 30.10 3 17 96 0
List A 180 140 41 1941 52* 19.60 0 1 64 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 24 38 5720 2522 70 8/109 10/158 36.02 2.64 81.7 3 4 1
ODIs 95 89 4351 3173 96 5/21 5/21 33.05 4.37 45.3 2 2 0
First-class 107 21747 9933 324 8/109 30.65 2.74 67.1 17 3
List A 180 8015 5743 193 6/32 6/32 29.75 4.29 41.5 6 3 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Oct 26-31, 1994 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v South Africa at Bulawayo, Sep 14-18, 2001 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Zimbabwe at Perth, Dec 2, 1994 scorecard
Last ODI Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, Nov 26, 2001 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1992-2003
List A debut 1994/95
Last List A Midlands v Manicaland at Kwekwe, Dec 10, 2003 scorecard
Profile

A fine allrounder, combining top-class legspin with useful lower order batting, and superb fielding. As a bowler he had a wide repertoire - regular legbreaks, googly, topspinner and flipper - and his control improved considerably as his career progressed . Paul was one of the best fielders in an outstanding fielding side, often seen in the covers or backward point area. He was at his best as a batsman when the pressure was on and runs were needed urgently, as he proved while scoring his only Test century , against Pakistan at Sheikhapura in 1996-97 . Paul's greatest qualities were his fighting spirit and his unselfish approach. His match double of a century and five wickets in a Test innings was a major career highlight, and he took great pleasure in his 87-run partnership with his brother Bryan - their father was a first-class umpire. Paul's figures of 8 for 109 against New Zealand at Bulawayo in 2000-01 were at the time the best ever recorded for Zimbabwe in Test cricket, but his international career was cut short by a chronic muscular injury in his bowling hand. He spent two seasons in England, playing for Kent and Nottinghamshire, gaining much valuable experience, and latterly moved to New Zealand where he coached with Auckland A.
John Ward

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Feb 13, 2011

Lou Vincent hugs coach Paul Strang after Auckland's victory in the one-day final, Canterbury v Auckland, Christchurch, February 13, 2011

Lou Vincent hugs coach Paul Strang after Auckland's victory in the one-day final

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Mar 29, 2004

Paul Strang

Paul Strang

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Nov 22, 2000

Paul Strang shapes to cut the ball as Dahiya watches. Zimbabwe in India 2000/01, 1st Test, India v Zimbabwe Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi, 18-22 November 2000 (Day 5)

Paul Strang shapes to cut the ball as Dahiya watches

© AFP

Tournament Results
Lions v Syd Sixers at Johannesburg - Oct 28, 2012
Syd Sixers won by 10 wickets (with 45 balls remaining)
Syd Sixers v Titans at Centurion - Oct 26, 2012
Syd Sixers won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Daredevils v Lions at Durban - Oct 25, 2012
Lions won by 22 runs
Daredevils v Titans at Centurion - Oct 23, 2012
No result (abandoned with a toss)
Auckland v Scorchers at Centurion - Oct 23, 2012
Scorchers won by 16 runs
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