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Ashwell Prince

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Full Name: Ashwell Gavin Prince
Born: May 28 1977 , Port Elizabeth, Cape Province, South Africa
Country: South Africa
County: Lancashire
Other teams: Eastern Province, Mumbai Indians, Nottinghamshire, Warriors Western Province
Test debut: South Africa v Australia, Johannesburg, Feb 22-24, 2002
ODI debut: South Africa v Bangladesh, Kimberley, Oct 9, 2002
T20 debut: South Africa v New Zealand, Johannesburg, Oct 21 2005
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Off-spin


A nuggety and determined batsman, Prince enjoyed a successful international career with South Africa before embarking on life as a Kolpak cricketer. Having made his Test bow for the Proteas at the age of 24, Prince made an instant impact by top-scoring with 49 against an irresistible Australia side. After losing his place shortly after, he finally made his maiden Test century versus Zimbabwe, the first of his 11 five-day tons, and finished unbeaten on 139. He made history in 2006 when he was named as South Africa’s first non-white captain, but suffered a disappointing 2-0 defeat to S...

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