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Brian Murphy
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Brian Murphy

Zimbabwe
Brian Murphy

INTL CAREER: 2000 - 2003

Full Name

Brian Andrew Murphy

Born

December 01, 1976, Salisbury (now Harare)

Age

44y 327d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak googly

relations

(twin brother)

TEAMS

A talented legspinner whom the South Africans tried to poach while he was at Cape Town University, Brian Murphy was given special dispensation by his faculty to miss the first term in 2000 so that he could tour the West Indies, where he impressed in his two Test appearances. He rushed back to university afterwards, but was summoned to England in May 2001 just in time to play in the Lord's Test. Control is a strength, as is his googly and the ability to generate a generous degree of spin. He is also a more-than-useful tailend batsman, who often attends to nightwatchman duties. He was a surprise choice as captain, starting with the one-day tournament in Sharjah in October 2001, when Heath Streak decided to stand down and concentrate on his bowling. His tenure was brief. After four ODIs and one Test, none of which he won, Murphy sustained a hand injury and stepped down.
Geoffrey Dean

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test111531233010.2547326.0000170110
ODI311787220*8.0013055.380050110
FC283495167720.6402200
List A4324101434810.2100130
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test111921531113183/324/5561.833.10119.60000
ODI312914221130293/433/4338.964.7649.00000
FC2851242784594/7147.183.2586.8000
List A4320301610463/433/4335.004.7544.10000
Brian Andrew Murphy
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Photos


Brian Murphy loses his leg stump to a sharply turning ball from Harbhajan
Tendulkar paddles a Brian Murphy delivery
Brian Murphy is greeted by teammates after removing Javed Omar
Brian Murphy in action at the VCA ground in Nagpur
Dravid positions himself to pull the ball from Brian Murphy
Indians celebrate the fall of Brian Murphy