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Alistair Campbell      

Full name Alistair Douglas Ross Campbell

Born September 23, 1972, Salisbury (now Harare)

Current age 42 years 95 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Manicaland, Mashonaland, Mashonaland Country Districts

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Education Eaglesvale High School

Relation Brother - DJR Campbell

Alistair Douglas Ross Campbell
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 60 109 4 2858 103 27.21 6843 41.76 2 18 355 4 60 0
ODIs 188 184 14 5185 131* 30.50 7834 66.18 7 30 76 0
First-class 129 223 25 6701 196 33.84 11 38 133 0
List A 248 240 26 7098 131* 33.16 9 43 95 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 60 6 66 28 0 - - - 2.54 - 0 0 0
ODIs 188 30 509 434 12 2/20 2/20 36.16 5.11 42.4 0 0 0
First-class 129 1737 1004 22 4/82 45.63 3.46 78.9 0 0
List A 248 842 716 24 3/19 3/19 29.83 5.10 35.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Oct 18-22, 1992 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Bulawayo, Nov 16-19, 2002 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v Zimbabwe at Brisbane, Feb 29, 1992 scorecard
Last ODI Kenya v Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein, Mar 12, 2003 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1990-2003
List A span 1990-2003
Profile

An elegant left-hander, Alistair Campbell showed great early promise, being selected for the national side while still at school, and becoming the youngest Zimbabwean to make a first-class century. Selected for the 1992 World Cup at only 19, he struggled against world-class bowling, but the experience was invaluable. He soon became a fixture in the national side, and greatly impressed on the 1993-94 Pakistan tour, playing some excellent innings against one of the strongest bowling attacks in the world. His aggressive style has proved effective in one-day internationals, but his wish to dominate the bowling has led to difficulties in building big innings in Test matches. After being stuck on a Test-best of 99 for five years, he finally scored his first century, against India at Nagpur in 2000-01, and followed that up with 103 the following summer against West Indies. Campbell plays a wide range of shots, generating power without apparent effort. He occasionally bowls right-arm offspin, and is a magnificent fielder in any position. On taking over the captaincy in 1996, he led Zimbabwe to some notable successes including their remarkable series victory in Pakistan in 1998-99, and their qualification to the Super Sixes in the 1999 World Cup. However, he stood down from the captaincy in November 1999, citing personal reasons. He abruptly announced his retirement from international cricket under a cloud after he was originally overlooked for the 2003 World Cup, but was later brought back in to replace the injured Mark Vermeulen, and then when the selectors hinted that he wasn't needed for the England tour later that year. He quit soon after for a time ran Lilfordia Junior School in Harare with his father, Iain, a prominent junior coach who has groomed a number of Zimbabwe's cricketers. Amid the re-vamping of Zimbabwe's domestic structure in 2009-10, which involved the return of a handful of former cricketers to administrative roles, Campbell was appointed chairman of selectors by the ZC board.
John Ward

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Nov 1, 2011

Brendan Taylor spins the coin at the toss as Ross Taylor and Alistair Campbell look on, Zimbabwe v New Zealand, only Test, Bulawayo, 1st day, November 1, 2011

Brendan Taylor spins the coin at the toss as Ross Taylor and Alistair Campbell look on

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Aug 1, 2011

Alistair Campbell, Brendan Taylor and Alan Butcher at the announcement of Zimbabwe's Test team, Harare, August 1 2011

Alistair Campbell, Brendan Taylor and Alan Butcher at the announcement of Zimbabwe's Test team

© Zimbabwe Cricket

Jan 12, 2011

Chairman of selectors Alistair Campbell, coach Alan Butcher and team manager Lovemore Banda at the announcement of Zimbabwe's World Cup squad, Harare, January 12, 2011

Chairman of selectors Alistair Campbell, coach Alan Butcher and team manager Lovemore Banda at the announcement of Zimbabwe's World Cup squad

© Zimbabwe Cricket

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