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CPL 2023 (1)
County DIV1 (5)
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ENG v IRE (1)

Travis Friend

Zimbabwe|Bowling Allrounder
Travis Friend
INTL CAREER: 2000 - 2004
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Full Name

Travis John Friend


January 07, 1981, Kwekwe, Midlands


42y 257d

Also Known As


Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role

Bowling Allrounder

Tall, well-built and known as Chunks to his mates, Travis Friend is a bowler of genuine pace who first played for Zimbabwe in a one-day international at the age of 19, despite only changing from legspin two years earlier. But he picked up a stress fracture in the back, perhaps due to over-bowling in New Zealand and India in 2000-01. He recovered, and quickly made an impact in the Test arena, taking 5 for 31 as Bangladesh were skittled for 107 on the first day of the Test series in November 2001. A useful batsman who drives well off the front foot, Friend is a modest and approachable individual.

His career turned after he was one of the 15 rebels involved in the dispute which followed the sacking of Heath Streak in April this year - he left Zimbabwe and his international career looks finished. Like other players who could no longer enjoy cricket in Zimbabwe, he signed for an English county, Derbyshire in his case, to continue his first-class career.
Geoffrey Dean November 2004

Travis Friend Career Stats


List A88-32012766774/374/3735.925.1841.5200

Batting & Fielding

List A8874711059116.49--04--300
Travis John Friend

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Travis Friend, player portrait
Travis Friend bowling against Bangladesh
Travis Friend avoids a short ball
Travis Friend celebrates a wicket against England, 2003
Ajay Ratra stumps Travis Friend off Harbhajan Singh at Guwahati
Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardene unsuccessfully appeal for Leg Before Wicket for Travis Friend