Full name Friday Kasteni
Born March 25, 1988, Kadoma
Current age 29 years 1 days
Major teams Zimbabwe, Africa XI, Centrals, Mid West Rhinos, Midlands, Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Provinces
Playing role Batsman
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm slow
|ODI debut||Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Harare, Feb 10, 2007 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Kingston, Mar 21, 2007 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Midlands v Matabeleland at Kwekwe, Apr 5-7, 2005 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Matabeleland Tuskers v Mid West Rhinos at Bulawayo, Mar 4-7, 2011 scorecard|
|List A debut||Zimbabwe A v Bangladesh A at Bulawayo, Jul 6, 2006 scorecard|
|Last List A||Mountaineers v Mid West Rhinos at Harare, Jan 17, 2011 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Centrals v Easterns (Zimbabwe) at Harare, Mar 19, 2008 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Mid West Rhinos v Desert Vipers at Harare, Feb 19, 2010 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|5||NT||v U.A.E.||Darwin||17 Sep 2014||Other OD|
|1||NT||v NZ U19||Darwin||12 Jul 2013||Other OD|
|16, 9||Rhinos||v Tuskers||Bulawayo||4 Mar 2011||FC|
|0/3, 1, 8||Rhinos||v Mountaineers||Kwekwe||26 Feb 2011||FC|
|0, 1/3||Rhinos||v Eagles||Harare||20 Feb 2011||FC|
|6, 0/2, 41, 0/1||Rhinos||v Rocks||Kwekwe||14 Feb 2011||FC|
|10||Rhinos||v Mountaineers||Harare||17 Jan 2011||LA|
|0||Rhinos||v Mountaineers||Mutare||12 Jan 2011||FC|
|6||Rhinos||v Eagles||Harare||9 Jan 2011||LA|
|43, 0/1, 17||Rhinos||v Eagles||Harare||4 Jan 2011||FC|
Friday Kasteni is a left-handed aggressive top-order batsman with a fine technique who came into the limelight in April 2005 when at the age of 16 he scored an unbeaten century on his first-class debut for Midlands in a Logan Cup match at Kwekwe Sports Club. He is also good behind the stumps and played in that match as a wicketkeeper. He played like a veteran in that match to finish unbeaten on exactly 100. Kasteni was drafted into the Zimbabwe Under-19 team that took part in the Afro-Asia tournament in India late 2005. He made it into Zimbabwe Under-19 side that went to the 2006 Under-19 World Cup held in Sri Lanka, played in all Zimbabwe's five matches as they reached the last eight of that event.
In July 2006, Kasteni was drafted into the Zimbabwe A side that took on Bangladesh A in a series of three first-class matches and five limited-overs matches. He played two of the three one-day matches for Zimbabwe A against South Africa A and looked promising but only had a top score of just 22. He was drafted into the Zimbabwe squad to play against Bangladesh, made his debut in the last match of the series, scoring 9. The Zimbabwe selectors had already been impressed by his performance for Zimbabwe A and see him as player for the future, hence he was the only surprise when Zimbabwe named their final 15 member squad for the World Cup. He bowls left arm spin but does not turn the ball and South African Justin Kemp recently clubbed him for two huge sixes at Queens Sports Club, one of them, which fell out of the ground.
Steven Price February 2007
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