Dirk Viljoen      

Full name Dirk Peter Viljoen

Born March 11, 1977, Salisbury (now Harare)

Current age 37 years 136 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Mashonaland, Mashonaland A, Mashonaland Under-24s, Matabeleland Invitation XI, Midlands, Young Mashonaland

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Dirk Peter Viljoen
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 0 57 38 14.25 174 32.75 0 0 6 0 1 0
ODIs 53 43 7 512 63* 14.22 827 61.91 0 2 26 5 18 0
First-class 46 71 8 1956 207* 31.04 2 11 32 0
List A 87 69 11 995 73 17.15 0 3 32 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 2 105 65 1 1/14 1/14 65.00 3.71 105.0 0 0 0
ODIs 53 46 2075 1639 44 3/20 3/20 37.25 4.73 47.1 0 0 0
First-class 46 4117 1998 67 6/73 29.82 2.91 61.4 1 0
List A 87 3099 2440 63 3/20 3/20 38.73 4.72 49.1 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Bulawayo, Mar 14-18, 1998 scorecard
Last Test India v Zimbabwe at Nagpur, Nov 25-29, 2000 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Sharjah, Apr 3, 1997 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v England at Bulawayo, Oct 13, 2001 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1994-2003
List A span 1996-2003
Profile

Dirk Viljoen had the makings of a genuine allrounder as a left-hand middle-order batsman and slow left-armer, but ultimately struggled to fulfill his early promise in top-level cricket. He was named Zimbabwe's Young Cricketer of the Year in 1996-97, and, despite not yet having made a first-class fifty, included in the national squad for a trip to Sharjah shortly after his 20th birthday. His footwork and sound technique with the bat promised much, and his bowling showed enough intelligence, with good variation in flight and pace, for him to be a real force for Zimbabwe.

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Dec 8, 2000

Zimbabwe cricketer Dirk Viljoen looks through a photographer's camera as his teammate Travis Friend (L) holds his cap during a practice session at Jodhpur cricket ground 07 December 2000, in Jodhpur. Zimbabwe will play its third one-day cricket match against India 08 December. India leads the series 2-0.

Viljoen and Friend take time off during the nets

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Nov 25, 2000

Zimbabwe cricket team captain Heath Streak (R) gives a few tips to teammate Dirk Viljoen during a practise session in Nagpur, 24 November 2000 on the eve of the second test  match between India and Zimbabwe. India won the first test match to take a 1-0 lead in the two- match-series.

Heath Streak in conversation with Dirk Viljoen during the nets at Nagpur

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Oct 27, 2000

New Zealand v Zimbabwe ICCKO tournament match, Gymhkana ground Nairobi, October 2000

Dirk Viljoen in the field for Zimbabwe

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Tournament Results
England v India at Birmingham - Jun 23, 2013
India won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - Jun 20, 2013
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Jun 19, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
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