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Full name Aiden Craig Blizzard
Born June 27, 1984
Current age 30 years 13 days
Major teams Adelaide Strikers, Marylebone Cricket Club, Mumbai Indians, Rajshahi Division, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria
Playing role Batsman
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium
Height 1.76 m
|First-class debut||Tasmania v Victoria at Hobart, Dec 10-12, 2007 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Tasmania v Western Australia at Hobart, Nov 25-27, 2012 scorecard|
|List A debut||Victoria v South Australia at Melbourne, Dec 3, 2005 scorecard|
|Last List A||Tasmania v Western Australia at Sydney, Oct 19, 2013 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||South Australia v Victoria at Adelaide, Jan 1, 2007 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Hobart Hurricanes v Brisbane Heat at Hobart, Jan 23, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|141, 0||Tas U23s||v NSW U23s||Sydney||10 Feb 2014||Other|
|2||Hurricanes||v Heat||Hobart||23 Jan 2014||T20|
|28*||Hurricanes||v Melb Stars||Melbourne||21 Jan 2014||T20|
|15||Hurricanes||v Syd Thunder||Hobart||11 Jan 2014||T20|
|6*||Hurricanes||v Scorchers||Perth||7 Jan 2014||T20|
|76, 16||Tas U23s||v WA U23s||Perth||18 Nov 2013||Other|
|46||Tas U23s||v ACT U23s||Hobart||4 Nov 2013||Other|
|2||Tasmania||v Western Aust||Sydney||19 Oct 2013||LA|
|19||Tasmania||v Queensland||Sydney||15 Oct 2013||LA|
|5||Tasmania||v South Aust||Sydney||12 Oct 2013||LA|
Aiden Blizzard moved to South Australia in 2010 in what was effectively a swap for another left-hander, Mark Cosgrove, who lost his SA contract and shipped off to Tasmania. While Cosgrove topped the Sheffield Shield aggregates and made off with the trophy, Blizzard played his first full season of first-class matches and made the most runs among the Redbacks. At his best as free-swinging as David Warner, Blizzard played out the summer in fits and starts - two centuries, three ducks - and will want to be a little more consistent in 2011-12.
Blizzard first made himself the centre of attention on January 1, 2007. In his Twenty20 debut, Blizzard thumped 89 from 38 balls - his half-century took 23 deliveries - as he cleared the Adelaide Oval ropes eight times. There was no fluke about his innings, which featured some of the hardest, cleanest hitting one could hope to see from a rookie-contracted player.
He had made his FR Cup debut in 2005-06 and added five more games the next season, earning a senior contract for 2007-08. He again entertained in the Twenty20 with 145 runs at a strike-rate of 185, but in ten FR Cup games he passed fifty only once. He also made his first-class debut, posting 30 in his only innings against Tasmania. Blizzard struggled in 2008-09, with only two FR Cup games and 102 runs in his seven Twenty20s, and played only one T20 and three one-dayers last summer. He scored an unbeaten 42 off 19 in that T20 appearance - it was in the final - and SA were so impressed they signed him for 2010-11. Blizzard, who toured India and Sri Lanka with the Academy in 2004, played in the Bangladesh domestic competition in 2010 before representing the MCC.
He was bought by the Mumbai Indians for $20,000 in the player auction ahead of the 2011 IPL and was named in their Champions League T20 squad as well.
A look back at five high-profile exhibition matches
Bide your time, put your body behind each delivery, and play with the batsman's mind