Guy Whittall

Country: Zimbabwe
Born: September 05, 1972, Chipinge, Manicaland
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Batting Allrounder

Guy Whittall Bio

Guy James Whittall, born on October 14, 1972, in Harare, Zimbabwe, is a former professional cricketer who represented the Zimbabwe national cricket team. Whittall established himself as a formidable middle-order batsman, a crafty medium-pace bowler, and an exceptional outfielder with an accurate throwing arm.

From an early age, Whittall displayed an innate talent for the sport. At just 16 years old, he earned a place in the national schools’ team, showcasing his skills with a remarkable century in the Logan Cup, even before it achieved first-class status. This remarkable achievement at such a tender age hinted at the prodigious talent he possessed.

Making his first-class debut at 18, Whittall quickly caught the attention of selectors with his consistent performances. Consequently, he was awarded his Test cap against Pakistan shortly after his impressive showing at the domestic level. Whittall effortlessly transitioned to the international arena and soon became a reliable batsman in the middle-order. His aggressive stroke-play and ability to score valuable runs in pressure situations made him an asset to the Zimbabwean team.

During his career, Whittall found a particular affinity for facing Pakistan, showcasing some of his best innings against them. In 1995, he notched his maiden Test century, playing a pivotal role in Zimbabwe’s first-ever Test victory in Harare. Furthermore, in 1998-99, Whittall achieved a remarkable milestone by scoring a double century against Pakistan, cementing his position as one of the team’s most valuable assets.

In addition to his exploits against Pakistan, Whittall enjoyed several other noteworthy performances throughout his career. One such achievement was an unbeaten 188 against New Zealand in September 2000, which further solidified his reputation as a dependable batsman. Whittall’s contributions were not limited to Test matches; he was equally potent in the one-day format. Representing Zimbabwe in 147 ODIs, he exhibited his versatility by showcasing his batting prowess and knack for taking crucial wickets.

One of the crowning moments in Whittall’s career was his involvement in Zimbabwe’s successful 1999 World Cup campaign. Playing a vital role for his team, both with bat and ball, his performances greatly contributed to Zimbabwe’s progression to the Super Six stage. Whittall’s dedication and commitment to the national team were evident throughout his 46 Test matches and his participation in three World Cups.

Despite his achievements on the field, Whittall decided to retire from international cricket in March 2003. He made this difficult decision in order to focus on his family’s game-ranch business. Whittall’s passion for wildlife and conservation led him to pursue this new venture, where he continues to make a positive impact to this day.

Guy James Whittall’s contribution to Zimbabwean cricket cannot be overlooked. His aggressive batting, deceptive bowling, and exceptional fielding skills made him a formidable all-round player. Whittall’s ability to perform under pressure and deliver when it mattered most were hallmarks of his illustrious career.

Guy Whittall Career Stats

Guy Whittall Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 46 82 7 2207 203* 29.42 5373 41.07 4 10 261 7 19 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 147 142 22 2705 83 22.54 4011 67.43 0 11 - - 36 0
FC 108 190 19 5639 247 32.97 - - 11 27 - - 63 0
List A 207 196 29 3970 106 23.77 - - 1 19 - - 59 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Guy Whittall Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 46 52 4686 2088 51 4/18 5/61 40.94 2.67 91.8 3 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 147 112 4060 3481 88 4/35 4/35 39.55 5.14 46.1 1 0 0
FC 108 - 10099 4877 141 6/34 - 34.58 2.89 71.6 - 2 0
List A 207 - 5868 4941 132 4/35 4/35 37.43 5.05 44.4 2 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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