Travis Friend

Country: Zimbabwe
Born: January 07, 1981, Kwekwe, Midlands
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowling Allrounder

Travis Friend Bio

Travis John Friend, commonly referred to as Chunks by his friends and teammates, is a towering and well-built cricket player hailing from Zimbabwe. Born on October 8, 1980, Friend emerged as a force to be reckoned with as a bowler, boasting genuine pace that set him apart from his peers.

At the tender age of 19, Friend made his international debut for Zimbabwe in a one-day international, despite having only transitioned from being a legspinner two years prior. This early introduction into the international scene was a testament to his exceptional talent and potential. Unfortunately, his meteoric rise was halted by an unfortunate stress fracture in his back, potentially a consequence of overexertion during tours to New Zealand and India in the 2000-2001 season.

Nevertheless, Travis Friend demonstrated remarkable resilience and managed to make a swift impact upon his return to the cricketing arena. In November 2001, during a Test series against Bangladesh, he wreaked havoc on the opponents by taking an impressive 5 for 31, leading to their stunning dismissal for a meager 107 runs. This standout performance served as a testament to his bowling prowess and further solidified his position in the national team.

Beyond his bowling abilities, Friend also showcased his proficiency as a batsman throughout his career. Armed with impeccable technique, he developed a reputation for driving the ball exquisitely off the front foot. Moreover, his batting skills, coupled with his unassuming and approachable demeanor, endeared him to fans and colleagues alike.

However, Travis Friend’s professional trajectory took an unfortunate turn when he became embroiled in a heated dispute that ensued following the dismissal of Heath Streak in April of a particular year. Friend was among the group of 15 players who stood in solidarity with Streak, resulting in their exile from the Zimbabwean cricket scene. Consequently, it appeared that Friend’s international career had come to a premature end.

Nevertheless, like many of his compatriots who found themselves deprived of the opportunity to represent their country, Travis Friend sought to continue pursuing his passion for cricket. He opted to sign with Derbyshire, an English county, in order to sustain his first-class career and continue showcasing his exceptional talents on the pitch.

As of November 2004, Travis Friend’s journey had brought him to this pivotal juncture. With a career marked by remarkable triumphs and setbacks intertwined, he epitomizes the tenacity and resilience that define a successful athlete. His contributions to cricket, both domestically and on the international stage, remain etched in the memories of fans and critics alike, ensuring his enduring legacy within the sport.

Travis Friend Career Stats

Travis Friend Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 13 19 4 447 81 29.8 1020 43.82 0 3 54 3 2 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 51 39 5 548 91 16.11 724 75.69 0 3 54 6 17 0
FC 44 66 9 1791 183 31.42 - - 3 7 - - 33 0
List A 88 74 7 1105 91 16.49 - - 0 4 - - 30 0
T20s 4 3 0 41 24 13.66 29 141.37 0 0 3 2 0 0

Travis Friend Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 13 19 2000 1090 25 5/31 7/57 43.6 3.27 80 0 1 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 51 45 1930 1779 37 4/55 4/55 48.08 5.53 52.1 1 0 0
FC 44 - 5608 3154 79 5/16 - 39.92 3.37 70.9 - 2 0
List A 88 - 3201 2766 77 4/37 4/37 35.92 5.18 41.5 2 0 0
T20s 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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