Full name David Laud Houghton
Born June 23, 1957, Bulawayo
Current age 59 years 275 days
Major teams Rhodesia, Zimbabwe, Mashonaland
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Other Coach, Commentator
Relation Brother - WJ Houghton
|Test debut||Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Oct 18-22, 1992 scorecard|
|Last Test||Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Sep 25-29, 1997 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Australia v Zimbabwe at Nottingham, Jun 9, 1983 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Oct 5, 1997 scorecard|
|First-class span||1978/79 - 1997/98|
|List A span||1979/80 - 1997/98|
Dave Houghton is one of Zimbabwe's best two batsmen in their short Test history, alongside Andy Flower. Houghton hit 121 in Zimbabwe's inaugural Test, against India at Harare in 1992-93, and cracked 266 - his country's highest Test score so far - against Sri Lanka at Bulawayo in 1994-95. Zimbabwe's first Test captain, Houghton has an exceptional cricket brain that helped him become national coach after a spell in charge at Worcestershire. As a batsman he had the ability to play either long, defensive innings or shorter, attacking ones, and he was a brilliant player of spin, but equally adept against pace. He started life as a wicketkeeper, but became a top-class slip fielder too, possibly helped by his time as Zimbabwe's hockey goalkeeper.
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
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