Full name Andrew John Pycroft
Born June 6, 1956, Salisbury (now Harare)
Current age 59 years 55 days
Major teams Rhodesia, Zimbabwe, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Other Referee, Coach
|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||Australia v Zimbabwe at Nottingham, Jun 9, 1983 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England v Zimbabwe at Albury, Mar 18, 1992 scorecard|
|First-class span||1975/76 - 1992/93|
|List A span||1979/80 - 1991/92|
|Test debut||England v West Indies at Lord's, May 6-8, 2009 scorecard|
|Last Test||Bangladesh v India at Fatullah, Jun 10-14, 2015 scorecard|
|ODI debut||England v West Indies at Bristol, May 24, 2009 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Bangladesh v India at Dhaka, Jun 24, 2015 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS), Sep 2, 2009 scorecard|
|Last T20I||West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Mar 13, 2014 scorecard|
Andy Pycroft was a high-class batsman, especially strong off the back foot, whose best days were behind him by the time Zimbabwe played their first Test in 1992-93. He played only three Tests before time and the demands of a young family brought his retirement. His first-class cricket was limited by Rhodesia/Zimbabwe's scant fixture list, but he made the most of the few opportunities that came his way. In 1991-92 he hammered 104 off 109 against an Australian B side that contained Shane Warne, Paul Reiffel and Steve Waugh. He captained Zimbabwe in two spells, but did not take to the job naturally, possibly being a little too blunt for the role. After retiring he moved into administration, managing the U-19 side, and becoming a selector and subsequently the head of the selectors. He became Zimbabwe's coach in 2001 but resigned during the 2003 World Cup citing a lack of communication with his fellow selectors. It was a warning of the issues which were to rip Zimbabwe cricket apart the following year.
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