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Andrew Symonds

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Full Name: Andrew Symonds
Born: June 9 1975 , Birmingham
County: Australia, Gloucestershire, Kent, Lancashire
Test debut: Sri Lanka v Australia, Galle, March 8-12 2004
ODI debut: Pakistan v Australia, Lahore, November 10 1998
T20 debut: New Zealand v Australia, Auckland, February 17 2005
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium, Right-arm off-break


A Birmingham-born power hitter who could have played for England, he has come of age in the past two years, a period in which he earned his first Test caps for Australia. It was at skipper Ricky Ponting's behest that he went to the 2003 World Cup, where an unbeaten 143 saved his team against Pakistan. Symonds is a brilliant fielder and offers both medium pace and spin. He was an important member of Australia's one-day squad on the tour of England in 2005 and averaged 72.66 in the NatWest Series, with two half-centuries in four innings. The all-rounder was not included in the Test squ...

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