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Home » Team Profiles » Zimbabwe » Alistair Campbell

Alistair Campbell

Full name Alistair Douglas Ross Campbell

Born September 23, 1972, Salisbury (now Harare)

Current age 33 years

Major teams Zimbabwe, Manicaland, Mashonaland, Mashonaland Country Districts

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Alistair Campbell is of the elegant left hander players of the Zimbabwe Cricket team. He was selected for the national team while still in school and became the youngest Zimbabwean to make a first-class century. At only 19, he was selected for the 1992 World Cup. He soon became an important part of the Zimbabwean cricket team and impressed everyone on the 1993-94 Pakistan tour. He played some excellent innings against one of the strongest bowling attacks in the world. His aggressive style has proved effective in one-day internationals, but his wish to dominate the bowling has led to difficulties in building big innings in Test matches. He scored his first century against India at Nagpur in 2000-01 and followed that up with 103 the following summer against West Indies. Campbell also occasionally bowls right-arm offspin, and is a splendid fielder in any position. He took over captaincy in 1996 and led Zimbabwe to many successes.

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