Andy Blignaut      

Full name Arnoldus Mauritius Blignaut

Born August 1, 1978, Salisbury (now Harare)

Current age 36 years 82 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Mashonaland, Tasmania

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Arnoldus Mauritius Blignaut
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 19 36 3 886 92 26.84 1292 68.57 0 6 102 23 13 0
ODIs 54 41 8 626 63* 18.96 589 106.28 0 5 62 13 11 0
T20Is 1 1 0 8 8 8.00 8 100.00 0 0 1 0 0 0
First-class 57 91 5 2375 194 27.61 2 15 40 0
List A 80 61 9 915 63* 17.59 0 6 17 0
Twenty20 13 11 4 264 63* 37.71 181 145.85 0 2 21 14 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 19 30 3173 1964 53 5/73 8/110 37.05 3.71 59.8 1 3 0
ODIs 54 53 2348 2063 50 4/43 4/43 41.26 5.27 46.9 2 0 0
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 57 8112 4862 133 5/73 36.55 3.59 60.9 3 0
List A 80 3341 2973 70 4/43 4/43 42.47 5.33 47.7 2 0 0
Twenty20 13 7 88 138 6 2/31 2/31 23.00 9.40 14.6 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Bulawayo, Apr 19-22, 2001 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Sep 20-22, 2005 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v Zimbabwe at Singapore, Sep 2, 1999 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 3, 2010 scorecard
ODI statistics
Only T20I New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Providence, May 4, 2010 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1997/98
Last First-class West Indies A v Zimbabwe at St George's, Apr 16-19, 2010 scorecard
List A debut 1997/98
Last List A Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 3, 2010 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Lions v Warriors at Johannesburg, Jan 20, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Providence, May 4, 2010 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/22 Zimbabwe v India Harare 3 Jun 2010 ODI # 2986
1, 0/15 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Bulawayo 1 Jun 2010 ODI # 2985
0/5 Zimbabwe v India Bulawayo 28 May 2010 ODI # 2981
8 Zimbabwe v New Zealand Providence 4 May 2010 T20I # 159
1 Zimbabwe v Pakistan Gros Islet 29 Apr 2010 Other T20
- Zimbabwe v Australia Gros Islet 27 Apr 2010 Other T20
0, 1/12 Zimbabwe v W. Indies A St George's 22 Apr 2010 T20
0, 0/16, 72, 0/27 Zimbabwe v W. Indies A St George's 16 Apr 2010 FC
18 Tuskers v Vipers Harare 20 Feb 2010 T20
- Tuskers v Vipers Harare 18 Feb 2010 T20
Profile

A laid-back character, Blignaut hails from an Afrikaner farming family, as his forenames (Arnoldus Mauritius) suggest. His stronger suit is his pace bowling, and he returned the best figures by a Zimbabwean on Test debut - 5 for 73 in the first Test against Bangladesh at Bulawayo in April 2001. He also managed a first-ball duck in his maiden Test innings, although as a strokeplaying left-hander, he has a terrific eye for the ball and is also a fine fielder. After growing disenchanted with the game he sat out the 2001-02 season, amid reports of disputes with administrators and fellow players. He pursued a number of lines of employment including, briefly, male modelling. But in August 2002 he announced that he was returning, and in his first game back he took 5 for 79 against Pakistan. He then cemented his place back in the team and put in steady performances during the 2003 World Cup and in England later in the same year.

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Feb 13, 2010

Andy Blignaut hits another boundary during his rapid half century against Mountaineers, Mountaineers v Matabeleland Tuskers, Harare, February 13, 2010

Andy Blignaut hits another boundary during his rapid half century against Mountaineers

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Sep 16, 2005

Dinesh Karthik appeals for Andy Blignaut's wicket, Zimbabwe v India, Bulawayo, September 16, 2005

Dinesh Karthik appeals for Andy Blignaut's wicket

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Sep 4, 2005

Andy Blignaut successfully appeals for an lbw against Mohammad Kaif, Zimbabwe v India, Harare, September 4, 2005

Andy Blignaut successfully appeals for an lbw against Mohammad Kaif

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Country Fixtures Country Results
BCB XI v Zimbabweans at Fatullah - Oct 20-22
Zimbabweans 241 & 185/5 BCB XI 297
1st Test: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka
Oct 25-29, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT | 21:00 PDT)
2nd Test: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna
Nov 3-7, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:00 GMT | 23:00 EST | 22:00 CST | 20:00 PST)
3rd Test: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chittagong
Nov 12-16, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:00 GMT | 23:00 EST | 22:00 CST | 20:00 PST)
BCB XI v Zimbabweans at Chittagong
Nov 19, 2014 (09:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 22:00 EST | 21:00 CST | 19:00 PST)
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