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Paul Strang
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Paul Strang

Zimbabwe
Paul Strang

INTL CAREER: 1994 - 2001

Full Name

Paul Andrew Strang

Born

July 28, 1970, Bulawayo

Age

51y 80d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak googly

relations

(father),

(brother)

Other

Coach

TEAMS

A fine allrounder, combining top-class legspin with useful lower order batting, and superb fielding. As a bowler he had a wide repertoire - regular legbreaks, googly, topspinner and flipper - and his control improved considerably as his career progressed . Paul was one of the best fielders in an outstanding fielding side, often seen in the covers or backward point area. He was at his best as a batsman when the pressure was on and runs were needed urgently, as he proved while scoring his only Test century , against Pakistan at Sheikhapura in 1996-97 . Paul's greatest qualities were his fighting spirit and his unselfish approach. His match double of a century and five wickets in a Test innings was a major career highlight, and he took great pleasure in his 87-run partnership with his brother Bryan - their father was a first-class umpire. Paul's figures of 8 for 109 against New Zealand at Bulawayo in 2000-01 were at the time the best ever recorded for Zimbabwe in Test cricket, but his international career was cut short by a chronic muscular injury in his bowling hand. He spent two seasons in England, playing for Kent and Nottinghamshire, gaining much valuable experience, and latterly moved to New Zealand where he coached with Auckland A.
John Ward

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test244110839106*27.06191843.7412923150
ODI95732410904722.24165166.0200300
FC10715737361315430.10317960
List A18014041194152*19.6001640
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test243857202522708/10910/15836.022.6481.70341
ODI958943513173965/215/2133.054.3745.30220
FC1072174799333248/10930.652.7467.10173
List A180801557431936/326/3229.754.2941.50630
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Photos


Paul Strang
Lou Vincent hugs coach Paul Strang after Auckland's victory in the one-day final
Paul Strang
Paul Strang shapes to cut the ball as Dahiya watches
Paul Strang tries to sweep the ball as Dahiya looks on
Paul Strang driving in the 2000 ICC knock out