Malcolm Waller

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Malcolm Waller
Personal information
Full name Malcolm Noel Waller
Born (1984-09-28) 28 September 1984 (age 30)
Harare, Zimbabwe
Batting style Right hand bat
Bowling style Right arm off break
Relations Andy Waller (father), Nathan Waller (cousin)
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 82) 1 November 2011 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 102) 19 January 2009 v Bangladesh
Last ODI 31 August 2013 v Pakistan
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 8 38 53 86
Runs scored 386 753 3,223 1,665
Batting average 25.73 23.53 38.36 25.22
100s/50s 0/3 0/4 6/17 0/11
Top score 72* 99* 208* 99*
Balls bowled 18 252 2,713 1,081
Wickets 0 3 35 38
Bowling average 84.66 42.97 25.39
5 wickets in innings 0 0 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/17 5/48 4/29
Catches/stumpings 6/– 11/– 38/– 35/–
Source: Cricinfo, 14 September 2013

Malcolm Noel Waller (born 28 September 1984) is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He is a middle-order batsman and off-spinner. In December 2014, he was suspended from bowling by the International Cricket Council (ICC) due to his deliveries exceeding the permitted tolerance.[1]

Career[edit]

Following his first-class debut in the Logan Cup in April 2008, he was called up to the national team for a tour of Bangladesh,[2] where he made his international debut in a One Day International on 19 January 2009. Chasing mere 128, Zimbabwe were in trouble at 44/6 when Waller walked in and drove his first ball through the covers for four. He played a few more encouraging shots and was the top scorer in the innings with 24. With Ray Price's entertaining shots in the end Zimbabwe won by 2 wickets eventually.[3]

Waller's record chase, 2011[edit]

Malcolm Waller rose to fame when he helped Zimbabwe to chase down their highest ever target in One Day International of 328 against New Zealand at Bulawayo in the third ODI. He showed immense character to chase a total of more than 300 for the first time in Zimbabwe's history by remaining unbeaten on 99.[4]

Test Debut against New Zealand, 2011[edit]

Following this, he made his Test debut against New Zealand in the only Test at Bulawayo on 1 November 2011.[5] Waller remained unbeaten on 72 and became the eleventh Zimbabwean to score 50 or above in his debut test.[6]

Family[edit]

Waller's father, Andy, played for Zimbabwe in the 1980s and 1990s. His father also scored 50 in his debut Test albeit in the second innings.[7] His cousin, Nathan Waller also represented Zimbabwe under-19 teams.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Malcolm Waller: Zimbabwe all-rounder banned from bowling". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Waller and Mutizwa named for Bangladesh tour
  3. ^ "All-round Price seals last-over thriller". CricInfo. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Waller takes Zimbabwe to record win". CricInfo. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Zim vs NZ only test". CricInfo. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Zimbabwean test debutants scoring 50 or above". CricInfo. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "England in Zimbabwe Test Series, 1st Test, 1996". CricInfo. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 

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