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Gary Brent
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Gary Brent

Zimbabwe
Gary Brent

INTL CAREER: 1996 - 2008

Full Name

Gary Bazil Brent

Born

January 13, 1976, Sinoia (now Chinhoyi), Mashonaland

Age

45y 327d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

relations

(cousin)

TEAMS

Gary Brent was a steady, unpretentious wobbler of a seam bowler, possessed with tenacious accuracy, a useful inswinger and an excellent slower ball. His stop-start international career can be separated into two distinct phases. After making a nervous debut as a 20-year-old on the 1996-97 Pakistan tour, he spent seven years as a fringe player, performing steadily but never quite making the most of his opportunities. He was overlooked for the 2003 World Cup and then failed to make an impact in the NatWest Series in England. He did however make the squad for the 2003-04 tour to Australia. Brent then allied himself with the 15 rebel players whose dispute with the Zimbabwe board lead to their dismissal in 2004, and it seemed that this had brought his international career to an end.

He received an unexpected recall during the Champions Trophy in India in 2006-07, however, beginning a second, productive phase during which he played the role of elder statesman and most experienced player in a weakened side. The added responsibility proved to be a boon for him, and in his first international season back in the side Brent picked up 19 wickets at an average of 20.31. His bowling form fell away somewhat thereafter, but he registered his highest score in one-day internationals, an unbeaten 59, against South Africa at Harare in 2007. He sent down nine parsimonious overs in the same game, and was named man-of-the-match for his efforts. Brent also played a vital part in Zimbabwe's shock victory over Australia at the World Twenty20 in South Africa, having Ricky Ponting brilliantly caught at third man and castling Brett Lee to finish with figures of 2 for 19 in four overs. He grew increasingly frustrated with the attitude of the national selectors and limited international opportunities, however, and gave notice on his contract in 2008, expressing a desire to pursue a coaching career in England.
Liam Brickhill January 2010

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test46035255.8315123.17002010
ODI70542040859*12.0069858.4501255200
T20I310222.00540.00000020
FC619516206613026.1528300
List A12997349346414.8203330
T20310222.00540.00000020
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test4681831473/213/8944.852.30116.8000
ODI706933902776754/224/2237.014.9145.2300
T20I33669342/192/1923.258.4516.5000
FC611015747011866/4625.272.7754.670
List A129582346041354/224/2234.104.7443.1500
T2033669342/192/1923.258.4516.5000
Gary Bazil Brent
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Northerns vs Southerns513/23 & 5/2103-May-2008HarareFC
Northerns vs Westerns--1/13 & 4/4024-Apr-2008HarareFC
Zimbabwe vs Eagles--2/1709-Mar-2008BulawayoList A
Zimbabwe vs Cape Cobras5*2/2705-Mar-2008PaarlList A
Zimbabwe vs Warriors40/1604-Mar-2008East LondonList A

Photos


Gary Brent is congratulated by team-mates for taking a catch to dismiss Nasir Jamshed
Gary Brent contemplates what could have been after a dropped catch
Timycen Maruma and Gary Brent pick up a single during their 86-run eighth-wicket stand
High fives for Gary Brent as Brett Lee heads off
Gary Brent celebrates the dismissal of Brett Lee
Ricky Ponting falls for 8 to Gary Brent