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Full name Mark Greville Burmester
Born January 24, 1968, Durban, Natal, South Africa
Current age 46 years 183 days
Major teams Zimbabwe, Manicaland, Mashonaland
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Education Eaglesvale High School
|Test debut||Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Oct 18-22, 1992 scorecard|
|Last Test||Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Nov 7-12, 1992 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Napier, Mar 3, 1992 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Harare, Feb 26, 1995 scorecard|
|List A span||1990-1996|
Mark Burmester was a keen rather than naturally able player, but he made the most of his talent as a right-arm medium-pace bowler, and on his day was a capable batsmen who on occasion opened the innings. He won international recognition when called into the Zimbabwe squad for the 1992 World Cup, playing four matches and dismissing Sachin Tendulkar and Dean Jones. He was subsequently chosen to play in Zimbabwe's inaugural Test (against India) during which he became the first Zimbabwean to take a Test wicket (that of Ravi Shastri). He ended with 3 for 78 but didn't add to his tally in two more outings against New Zealand. A back injury then meant he didn't bowl for almost two seasons and when he returned he had faded from the selectors' minds.
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