|Born||March 26, 1984|
|ODI debut(cap 93)||25 February 2006 |
Zimbabwe v Kenya
|Last ODI||13 October 2006 |
Zimbabwe v Bangladesh
|T20I debut(cap 8)||18 August 2019 |
Cayman Islands v Canada
|Last T20I||25 August 2019 |
Cayman Islands v Bermuda
Source: Cricinfo, 25 August 2019
Gregory Mark Strydom (born 26 March 1984 in Pretoria) is an international cricketer. He played 12 One Day Internationals (ODIs) for Zimbabwe in 2006, and a number of T20 Internationals (T20Is) for Cayman Islands in 2019.
Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa. It straddles the Apies River and has spread eastwards into the foothills of the Magaliesberg mountains. It is one of the country's three capital cities, serving as the seat of the administrative branch of government, and of foreign embassies to South Africa. Pretoria has a reputation for being an academic city with three universities, the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), University of Pretoria (UP), and the University of South Africa (UNISA), also home to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), and the Human Sciences Research Council. The city also hosts the National Research Foundation and the South African Bureau of Standards making the city a hub for research. Pretoria is the central part of the Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality which was formed by the amalgamation of several former local authorities including Centurion and Soshanguve. There have been proposals to change the name of Pretoria itself to Tshwane and the proposed name change has caused some public controversy.
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the centre of which is a 20-metre (22-yard) pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps. The batting side scores runs by striking the ball bowled at the wicket with the bat, while the bowling and fielding side tries to prevent this and dismiss each player. Means of dismissal include being bowled, when the ball hits the stumps and dislodges the bails, and by the fielding side catching the ball after it is hit by the bat, but before it hits the ground. When ten players have been dismissed, the innings ends and the teams swap roles. The game is adjudicated by two umpires, aided by a third umpire and match referee in international matches. They communicate with two off-field scorers who record the match's statistical information.
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In 2003-04, playing for Matabeleland, he scored 128 and 104 in a game against Manicaland which included 16 sixes. Against the same opponent just three weeks earlier he scored a career best 216. He had however struggled to succeed in international cricket, making just one half century in his 12 ODIs and failing to score in double figures in seven of them.
Matabeleland cricket team was a first-class cricket team representing the Matabeleland province in Zimbabwe. They competed in the Logan Cup from 1994 until the format was revamped in 2007.
The Manicaland cricket team was a first-class cricket team representing the Manicaland province in Zimbabwe. They competed in the Logan Cup from 1999 until the format was revamped after the 2004–05 season. The club played their home matches at the Mutare Sports Club.
Strydom made his ODI debut in this 5-match ODI tour of Zimbabwe by Kenya. The final result was 2-2 (the final match was rained off) and Strydom made his debut in the first ODI alongside Duffin, Rinke and Meth.
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Strydom was also picked for the 16-man touring party of Zimbabwe's West Indies tour. Zimbabwe lost the 7-match ODI series 5-0. The highlight of Strydom's tour was his 48 at the 5th match at Gros Islet, St Lucia. Zimbabwe went on to lose by 10 wickets but Strydom's 2nd highest score was the meat of Zimbabwe's 152/10. The best moment was his two successive sixes off Dave Mohammed on Mohammed's ODI debut.
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Strydom was picked for the Zimbabwe squad to play 5 home ODIs against Bangladesh; Zimbabwe won the series 3-2. Strydom's 58 during the 4th ODI was his career best, coming off 58 balls with eight 4s and one 6, helping Zimbabwe to a seven wicket win and secure the series.
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Strydom was picked in the 14 man squad for the 2006-07 ICC Champions Trophy in India. He was put in the team for Zimbabwe's 3rd and final game against Bangladesh after defeats by West Indies and Sri Lanka. He only made 4 before he was clean bowled by Mohammad Rafique as Zimbabwe slipped to 130 all out in 44.4 overs, chasing the 231 set by Bangladesh.
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Strydom was picked in Zimbabwe's 16 man squad for the 3 match ODI and 1 match Twenty20 International tour of South Africa. Zimbabwe lost all the games and Strydom failed to make an impact.
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