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Malcolm Waller
Malcolm Waller

Batting Style: Right Handed

DOB: 28th Sep 1984

Bowling Style: Off break

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Career Stats
Batting & Fielding
Format Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct st
Tests 14 28 1 577 21.37 72* 1136 50.79 0 4 68 1 10 0
ODIs 70 63 5 1172 20.21 99* 1501 78.08 0 5 123 11 23 0
T20is 28 27 5 567 25.77 68 414 136.96 0 1 38 26 8 0
First Class 78 136 12 4650 37.5 208* 8160 56.99 11 22 551 32 55 0
List A 149 132 12 3217 26.81 115* 3775 85.22 2 21 295 40 60 0
T20s 83 75 16 1497 25.37 78* 1100 136.09 0 4 112 64 39 1
Bowling
Format Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
Tests 14 9 456 8 218 8 27.25 2.87 57 4/59 1 0 0
ODIs 70 28 606 0 515 10 51.5 5.1 60.6 2/44 0 0 0
T20is 28 1 6 0 4 0 4 0/4 0 0 0
First Class 78 95 4630 124 2467 63 39.16 3.2 73.49 5/48 3 1 0
List A 149 76 2211 5 1851 55 33.65 5.02 40.2 4/29 1 0 0
T20s 83 18 211 0 258 12 21.5 7.34 17.58 3/23 0 0 0
Profile

The son of former Zimbabwe batsman Andy Waller and a talented all-round sportsman, Malcolm attended the well-known Lilfordia School and captained Zimbabwe at every age group level. He seemed destined to follow in his father's footsteps, but that process was delayed after he spent his final years of school in England, where he tried unsuccessfully to secure a professional contract. He returned home in 2004 but flattered to deceive, until good club form finally earned him a national call-up for the tour of Bangladesh in 2008-09. Strong showings for the Mid West Rhinos in the new franchise system led to scattered appearances in international cricket over the next two years, before he finally consolidated a place in the Zimbabwe side in 2011. His 99 not out off 74 balls against New Zealand in November 2011 saw Zimbabwe achieve their highest ever chase in a one-day international, and led to a Test debut for Waller the following week, where he acquitted himself well. Although Waller was a successful legspinner during his school years, he has changed to offspin and become more of a part-timer. As a tall right-hander he carries an air of confidence bordering on cockiness, and displays unusual wristiness for a Zimbabwean batsman.

Last Updated:10th Mar 2016 Author:Tristan Holme
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