Friday Kasteni

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Friday Kasteni
Personal information
Full name Friday Kasteni
Born (1988-03-25) 25 March 1988 (age 26)
Kadoma, Zimbabwe
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style left-arm off-spin
Role Batsman
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 98) 10 February 2007 v Bangladesh
Last ODI 21 March 2007 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
Years Team
2004/05 Midlands
2007/08-2008/09 Centrals
2009/10-2010/11 Mid West Rhinos
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 3 37 35
Runs scored 18 1597 671
Batting average 6.00 25.34 22.36
100s/50s –/– –/– 3/7 –/3
Top score 9 101* 80
Balls bowled 212 66
Wickets 6
Bowling average 22.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match na na
Best bowling 10
Catches/stumpings –/– –/– 32/– 10/–
Source: CricketArchive, 29 August 2012

Friday Kasteni (born 25 March 1988, Kadoma, Zimbabwe) is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He is a left-handed aggressive batsman.

He scored a century on his first-class debut for Midlands against Matabeleland in April 2005. He went on to represent Zimbabwe at the Under-19 World Cup in Sri Lanka in 2006. Kasteni made his One Day International debut in February 2007, against Bangladesh.

Kasteni was then selected in Zimbabwe's 2007 World Cup squad. He was the only surprise inclusion, with the veteran of 15 Tests, Hamilton Masakadza, left out. In his first World Cup innings, Kasteni was out for a golden duck.

In a controversial move by the selectors, Kasteni replaced Terrence Duffin, one of the team's most experienced players, for Zimbabwe's final two World Cup games. The move did not pay off, and Kasteni scored just 9 runs at an average of 4.50.

His short-term international career appears uncertain, having been overlooked for several A-team and national team series against South Africa and India A.

In 2008, Kasteni was chosen by the Zimbabwe Cricket Board to attend a six-week course at Cricket Australia's Centre of Excellence in Brisbane and in 2012 moved to Canberra, Australia on a sports scholarship to qualify for permanent residency of Australia with the intention of playing first-class cricket in Australia.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morris, G. "Zimbabwean has visions of playing at the top level", Northern Territory News, 28 August 2012, p. 37.

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