List of African XI ODI cricketers

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Shaun Pollock, top run scorer in the history of the Afro-Asia Cup

A One Day International, or an ODI, is an international cricket match between two representative teams, each having ODI status, as determined by the International Cricket Council. An ODI differs from Test matches in that the number of overs per team is limited, and that each team has only one innings.

Designed as a fund-raiser for the African Cricket Association and the Asian Cricket Council,[1] the Afro-Asia Cup debuted in 2005 and the second tournament is being played in 2007. The list is arranged in the order in which each player won his first ODI cap for the African XI. Where more than one player won his first ODI cap in the same match, those players are listed alphabetically by surname. All the players have represented their respective member teams of the ICC at either Test or ODI level, but only the records of their games for the ACA African XI are listed.

The rules of ODIs have changed since the first Afro-Asia Cup. During the tournament, the ICC experimented with a rule called supersub – where the twelfth man would be allowed to take to the field in the place of one of the players and would be allowed to bat and/or bowl in his place, gaining a full cap in the process. As a result this meant there were generally 12 capped players per match instead of the regular 11 – even though a player may have not participated in either batting or bowling in a match. For example, Monde Zondeki bowled for Africa XI during the second match, but was substituted for Steve Tikolo during the innings break and Tikolo went on to bat in his place instead;[2] both players are listed as receiving a cap for this match. These rules were not in place for the 2007 Afro-Asia Cup.

Of the six matches to have been played to date, the ACA African XI has only won one match: the inaugural match at Centurion.[3] However, they went on to lose the next ODI, and the final match of the 2005 competition was called off due to rain, leading to the trophy was shared.

In the 2007 competition, the African XI suffered a 3–0 whitewash, losing the first two matches by 34 and 31 runs respectively. Despite half-centuries from AB de Villiers, Justin Kemp and Shaun Pollock in the final ODI they went on to lose by 13 runs.

Shaun Pollock was the first player to score a century in the competition,[4] during the first ODI of the 2007 competition, which led to him being named Man of the Match. He also has the most runs to his name between both African XI and Asian XI players.[5]

Morné Morkel has the highest number of wickets for the African XI with 8, all captured during the 2007 series, and the second most wickets in the Afro-Asia Cup's history.[6]

Statistics are correct as of June 10, following the conclusion of the 2007 series.

Cricketers[edit]

African XI ODI cricketers Batting Bowling
Cap Name Nationality Debut LaTest match [7] Mat [8] Runs HS [9] Avg 50 / 100 [10] Wkt Best Avg 4I/5I [11]
1 Nicky Boje  South Africa v Asia XI
August 17, 2005
v Asia XI
August 20, 2005
2 4 3 2.00 0/0 1 1/40 64.00 0/0
2 Mark Boucher  South Africa v Asia XI
August 17, 2005
v Asia XI
June 10, 2007
5 163 73 32.60 1/0 –/–
3 AB de Villiers  South Africa v Asia XI
August 17, 2005
v Asia XI
June 10, 2007
5 150 70 30.00 1/0 0 0/22 0/0
4 Boeta Dippenaar  South Africa v Asia XI
August 17, 2005
v Asia XI
June 10, 2007
6 121 67 20.16 1/0 –/–
5 Jacques Kallis  South Africa v Asia XI
August 17, 2005
v Asia XI
August 21, 2005
2 8 4 4.00 0/0 3 3/42 14.00 0/0
6 Justin Kemp  South Africa v Asia XI
August 17, 2005
v Asia XI
June 10, 2007
6 141 86 23.50 1/0 3 2/40 33.33 0/0
7 Thomas Odoyo  Kenya v Asia XI
August 17, 2005
v Asia XI
June 9, 2007
5 54 39 54.00 0/0 4 3/45 39.25 0/0
8 Justin Ontong  South Africa v Asia XI
August 17, 2005
v Asia XI
August 17, 2005
1 0 0 0.00 0/0 –/–
9 Shaun Pollock  South Africa v Asia XI
August 17, 2005
v Asia XI
June 10, 2007
6 298 130 74.50 1/1 4 3/32 18.50 0/0
10 Ashwell Prince  South Africa v Asia XI
August 17, 2005
v Asia XI
August 21, 2005
3 78 78* 39.00 1/0 –/–
11 Dale Steyn  South Africa v Asia XI
August 17, 2005
v Asia XI
August 21, 2005
2 4 3 2.00 0/0 2 1/2 21.00 0/0
12 Steve Tikolo  Kenya v Asia XI
August 17, 2005
v Asia XI
June 10, 2007
4 59 43 14.75 0/0 1 1/49 108.00 0/0
13 Jacques Rudolph  South Africa v Asia XI
August 20, 2005
v Asia XI
August 21, 2005
2 17 10 8.50 0/0 –/–
14 Heath Streak  Zimbabwe v Asia XI
August 20, 2005
v Asia XI
August 21, 2005
2 42 28 21.00 0/0 2 2/64 32.00 0/0
15 Monde Zondeki  South Africa v Asia XI
August 20, 2005
v Asia XI
August 21, 2005
2 0 0 0.00 0/0 0 0/64 0/0
16 Graeme Smith  South Africa v Asia XI
August 21, 2005
v Asia XI
August 21, 2005
1 0 0 0.00 0/0 –/–
17 Tatenda Taibu  Zimbabwe v Asia XI
August 21, 2005
v Asia XI
August 21, 2005
1 10 10 10.00 0/0 –/–
18 Loots Bosman  South Africa v Asia XI
June 6, 2007
v Asia XI
June 6, 2007
1 2 2 2.00 0/0 –/–
19 Elton Chigumbura  Zimbabwe v Asia XI
June 6, 2007
v Asia XI
June 10, 2007
3 51 40 17.00 0/0 6 2/56 36.16 0/0
20 Albie Morkel  South Africa v Asia XI
June 6, 2007
v Asia XI
June 9, 2007
2 22 13 11.00 0/0 3 2/64 37.66 0/0
21 Morné Morkel  South Africa v Asia XI
June 6, 2007
v Asia XI
June 10, 2007
3 29 25 29.00 0/0 8 3/50 20.75 0/0
22 Johan Botha  South Africa v Asia XI
June 9, 2007
v Asia XI
June 10, 2007
2 31 18* 31.00 0/0 0 0/49 0/0
23 Vusimuzi Sibanda  Zimbabwe v Asia XI
June 9, 2007
v Asia XI
June 10, 2007
2 80 45 40.00 0/0 0 0/24 0/0
24 Peter Ongondo  Kenya v Asia XI
June 10, 2007
v Asia XI
June 10, 2007
1 -/- 3 3/35 11.66 0/0

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "A brief history ...". Cricinfo. 2007-05-28. Retrieved 2007-06-06. 
  2. ^ "African XI v Asian Cricket Council XI in 2005/06, 2nd ODI scorecard". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2007-06-09. 
  3. ^ "African XI v Asian Cricket Council XI in 2005/06, 1st ODI scorecard". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2007-06-06. 
  4. ^ "Records – Afro-Asia Cup – High scores". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2007-06-06. 
  5. ^ "Records – Afro-Asia Cup – Most runs". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2007-06-06. 
  6. ^ "Records – Afro-Asia Cup – Most wickets". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2007-06-19. 
  7. ^ Where a player has retired, their final match is listed.
  8. ^ Matches Played.
  9. ^ Highest score. An asterisk signifies that the batsman was not out.
  10. ^ Half centuries and centuries made. Note: A century made is not listed as an additional half century; ie, Shaun Pollock has made one half-century and one century and so is listed as 1/1, not 2/1.
  11. ^ 4 and 5 wickets in one innings, respectively.

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