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Cricketer of Zimbabwe cricket team: Alistair Campbell

by on November 11, 2012
in Profiles, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe cricketer Alistair Campbell

Alistair Campbell, a left-handed batsman, is known to be a former player of the Zimbabwe cricket team. He was primarily a Test cricketer and performed in a total of 60 Test matches while captained the team in around 21. Campbell was a part of 188 ODIs of which 86 were captained by him. Campbell is another gem produced by Zimbabwe cricket team. His batting was something appreciated by all cricketing legends. His skills can be gauged from the fact that he scored some of this half centuries against bowlers like Pakistani cricketing legend Wasim Akram. 

Campbell was usually seen batting in the middle order during a Test match but was also sighted performing as an opening batsman in ODIs. Owing to his superb playing passion and impressive feats like a first class century when he was only 19, Campbell was recognized as the youngest ever Zimbabwean cricket player to have been selected for the World Cup of 1992. Over the next few years, Campbell acquired a firm niche on the national side of his team and in 1993-93 during the Pakistan tour; he made a feat of 3 half-centuries against giant players like Wasim Akram and the likes.

Alistair Douglas Ross Campbell was not as successful in the Test cricket arcade as much as he was in the One Day International continuum since he was able to make a feat exceeding 5000 runs with an average above 30. It was in 2000 when he accomplished 960 runs at an average of 38.40.

Campbell served as a prolific captain for his team, taking the charge in 1993. In 2003, Campbell announced his retirement while in July, 2009, he was selected as the Chairman of the Zimbabwe Cricket Committee and is currently the chief selector of the national cricket team. Zimbabwe cricket team needs more players like Campbell as the team is struggling currently before the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.

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