Andy Blignaut full name is Arnoldus Mauritius Blignaut. Fondly known as Andy, he is a left handed batsman and a right arm medium fast bowler in the Zimbabwe cricket team. He has also played for the Mashonaland and Tasmania cricket teams.
Andy Blignaut has been playing first class cricket since 1997. He made his debut in International cricket in a One day International match held against the West Indies at Singapore in 1999. Blignaut was caught out at 1 run by Jacobs off a ball by King. He also bowled 3.4 overs that match giving away 26 runs for no wicket.
Blignaut’s test debut came in 2001 against Bangladesh at Bulawayo. He claimed a magnificent 5 wickets in 23.3 overs giving away 73 runs in the first innings. However, he got dismissed for a golden duck when he came on to bat. In the second innings, Blignaut claimed 3 more wickets and gave away 37 runs in the 13.3 overs he bowled helping Zimbabwe win by an innings and 32 runs. In 2003, Blignaut was a part of the World Cup Zimbabwe team. Blignaut was among the 15 rebel players who were caught up in a confrontation with the Zimbabwe cricket board and refused to play until they were paid significant dues owed to them. The players were ultimately sacked by the board.
In a total of 19 test matches, Blignaut has scored 886 runs with a strike rate of 68.57. He also has 53 wickets with an economy of 3.71 runs per over. In One day International matches, Blignaut has scored a total of 626 runs with a strike rate of 106.28, he also has 50 wickets to his name in the 54 matches that he played.
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