Full name Harry Peter Rinke
Born November 5, 1981, Marondera
Current age 35 years 141 days
Major teams Zimbabwe, Manicaland, Matabeleland, Zimbabwe Cricket Academy
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|ODI debut||Zimbabwe v Kenya at Bulawayo, Feb 25, 2006 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Ahmedabad, Oct 10, 2006 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Manicaland v Midlands at Mutare, Sep 19-22, 2003 scorecard|
|List A debut||2002/03|
|Last List A||Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Ahmedabad, Oct 10, 2006 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/21, 1||Zimbabwe||v Sri Lanka||Ahmedabad||10 Oct 2006||ODI # 2425|
|1||Zimbabwe||v West Indies||Ahmedabad||8 Oct 2006||ODI # 2424|
|41*, 1/12||Zimbabweans||v Guj Pres XI||Ahmedabad||5 Oct 2006||Other|
|3, 2/35||Zimbabwe||v South Africa||East London||18 Sep 2006||ODI # 2418|
|1/32, 10||Zimbabwe||v Bangladesh||Harare||30 Jul 2006||ODI # 2393|
|0/36, 10||Zimbabwe||v Bangladesh||Harare||29 Jul 2006||ODI # 2392|
|2, 1/20||Zimbabweans||v SA Academy||Pretoria||21 Jul 2006||Other|
|0/58, 108||Zimbabwe A||v Bangladesh A||Kwekwe||14 Jul 2006||LA|
|3/15, 39||Zimbabwe A||v Bangladesh A||Kwekwe||12 Jul 2006||LA|
|23, 1/1||Zimbabwe||v Bermuda||Port of Spain||20 May 2006||ODI # 2378|
Piet Rinke is a stocky medium-pace bowler who can swing the ball both ways, and an opening batsman who was surprisingly called up to the national side in 2006 even though he not played cricket locally since he appeared for Matabeleland in 2003-04. He was a graduate from the CFX Academy in 2002, but confined himself to club cricket after his national contract was not renewed. Although by no means an opening batsman in first-class cricket, he made a reputation for himself in that role in the shorter version of the game, with his powerful hitting that is capable of shredding opening attacks at local level within a few overs. After the player rebellion, he offered his services to coach Kevin Curran, expressing his wish to return to fulltime cricket, and soon proved his value locally. He scored well against Kenya and then in warm-up matches in the Caribbean, scoring two centuries, but against West Indies his limited technique was cruelly exposed and he made 23 runs in six innings. He struggled against the quick bowlers and had a tendency to play across the line, which often led to his downfall. However, he has shown a good attitude and is working hard to overcome his technical deficiencies. He was not fully fit on tour, but has since lost weight and is taking steps to improve his fielding, which was found wanting at times on tour.
Steven Price September 2006
Three days ahead of the fourth Test, the surface at the HPCA Stadium wore a smattering of grass. Will that, or Mohammed Shami's availability, subject to fitness, change India's combination?
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
Did Virat Kohli get his tactics right on the final day in Ranchi? Going by his fast bowlers' lines and R Ashwin's late introduction, the Indian captain took a few puzzling calls
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history