|Full name||Eddo André Brandes|
5 March 1963 |
Port Shepstone, Natal Province, South Africa
|Bowling||Right arm fast|
|Role||Bowler, now coach|
|Test debut (cap 2)||18 October 1992 v India|
|Last Test||8 December 1999 v Sri Lanka|
|ODI debut (cap 14)||10 October 1987 v New Zealand|
|Last ODI||18 December 1999 v Sri Lanka|
|Domestic team information|
|1994–1996||Mashonaland Country Districts|
Source: Cricinfo, 11 November 2009
Eddo André Brandes (born 5 March 1963) is a former Zimbabwean cricketer who played in 10 Tests and 59 ODIs from 1987 to 1999, spanning four World Cups. In the days when a number of Zimbabwe's players were amateurs with other full-time professions, Brandes was a chicken farmer.
He took a hat-trick in an ODI against England in January 1997 that is still regarded as the highest by total average of the batsmen dismissed. Only two months short of his 34th birthday, he remains the oldest player to have taken an ODI hat-trick.
He gained fame for his noted and oft quoted exchange with Glenn McGrath, after McGrath gets frustrated at being unable to dismiss Brandes. The bowler asked: "Why are you so fat?" to which Brandes replied: "Because every time I shag your wife she gives me a chocolate biscuit."
As of 2003 Brandes had moved to Australia to pursue a coaching career, and was formerly coaching the Sunshine Coast Scorchers who play in the XXXX Gold Brisbane Grade Competition. As of 2009 he runs a tomato farm on the Sunshine Coast.
ODI 5 Wicket hauls
|1||5/28||33||England||Harare Sports Club||Harare||Zimbabwe||1997|
|2||5/41||35||India||Boland Bank Park||Paarl||South Africa||1997|
One Day International Cricket
Man of the Match awards
|S No||Opponent||Venue||Date||Match Performance||Result|
|1||England||Lavington Sports Oval, Albury||18 March 1992||14 (24 balls, 1x4) ; 10-4-21-4||Zimbabwe won by 9 runs.|
|2||Sri Lanka||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah||3 February 1993||9-1-57-2 ; 55 (35 balls, 4x4, 3x6)||Sri Lanka won by 30 runs.|
|3||England||Harare Sports Club, Harare||3 January 1997||DNB ; 10-0-28-5||Zimbabwe won by 131 runs.|
|4||India||Boland Park, Paarl||27 January 1997||DNB ; 9.5-1-41-5||Match tied.|
|5||Sri Lanka||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah||7 November 1998||7-2-19-3 ; DNB||Zimbabwe won by 7 wickets.|
- Cricinfo – Hat-trick heroes
- 50 greatest sporting insults | Football – Times Online
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