Matches (19)
NZ v AUS (1)
WPL (2)
PSL 2024 (3)
Ranji Trophy (2)
Nepal Tri-Nation (2)
Sheffield Shield (3)
CWC Play-off (4)
Dang CL (1)
WCL 2 (1)

Full Name

David Hayden Brain

Born

October 04, 1964, Salisbury (now Harare)

Age

59y 150d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Left arm Fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

Tall with ginger hair, David Brain was a left-arm seam bowler, generally over the wicket, and an aggressive if ungainly tailend batsman who had a meteoric career in international cricket. He was regarded as little more than a good club player who was omitted from Zimbabwe's World Cup squad in 1992, but the following season he won a place in the Test team and bowled most impressively against New Zealand. He was superb on the tour of Pakistan in 1993-94, spearheading the attack in taking 12 wickets at 15.33 in two Tests. He played in Zimbabwe's first Test victory, over Pakistan at home the following season, but he was already heavily involved in the family hardware business when his international career started, and the conflict between cricket and profession saw him fade from the scene soon afterwards.
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David Brain Career Stats

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests9161810915305/426/7030.503.0360.3110
ODIs23231091849213/513/5140.424.6651.9000
FC26-44042195746/48-29.662.9959.5-40
List A34-15771220233/513/5153.044.6468.5000

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests91321152810.4518761.490017010
ODIs23184117278.3517168.420010250
FC2633753412620.53--11--80
List A3427919727*10.94--00--70
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Debut/Last Matches of David Brain

Recent Matches of David Brain

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Mashonaland vs 2*6/61 & 2/6517-Nov-1995HarareFC
Zimbabwe vs South Africa12*0/2822-Oct-1995HarareODI # 1014
Zimbabwe vs Pakistan22* & 81/48 & 2/6115-Feb-1995HarareTest # 1290
Zimbabwe vs Pakistan5 & 01/49 & 0/3507-Feb-1995BulawayoTest # 1288
Zimbabwe vs Pakistan--1/94 & 3/5031-Jan-1995HarareTest # 1285