Full name Richard Herbert Kaschula
Born November 9, 1946, Gwelo (now Gweru), Midlands
Current age 69 years 264 days
Major teams Rhodesia, Zimbabwe
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|First-class span||1970/71 - 1981/82|
|List A span||1970/71 - 1980/81|
A legendary character in Zimbabwe cricket, Richie Kaschula was a leading figure of the Rhodesian side throughout the 1970s and early 1980s. A left-arm spinner who relied on a tight line and varied flight, Kaschula, who weighed as much as 20 stone (280lbs) during his career, usually featured as one of the leading domestic bowlers. He played for a variety of club sides both near where he farmed, and in Harare. He was a genuine No. 11 batsman with few pretensions other than the occasional heafty heave, and his fielding was as expected for a man of his bulk. He subsequently became a national selector but was remove din the purge following the government takeover in 2006.
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"