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Ashwell Prince

Full NameAshwell Prince

BornMay 28, 1977

NationalitySouth Africa

RoleBatsman/Left-handed, Right arm off break Bowler

Relation(s)Melissa Kistensamy (Spouse)

Ashwell Prince Biography


Ashwell Gavin Prince is a left-handed batsman, who played for South Africa. He was born on May 28, 1977, at Port Elizabeth, Cape Province.


Ashwell is known for being the only non-white man to captain South Africa cricket team. He is extremely famous for his gritty middle-order batting and as a specialist cover fielder.


Debut


His debut was for Eastern Province B against Griqualand West B in the UCB Bowl on 27 October 1995. Later, he played his first match for the full Eastern Province team.


Prince made his test and ODI debut for the country in the year 2002.


Early Career and Struggle


Being a non-white, he had to struggle a lot and got into the team only by proving his worth and also with the help of colored policy of South Africa. He ended with scores of 49 and 28 in an embarrassing mauling against arch-rivals Australia in 2002. He carried forward his winning series with a match-winning 48 in the third Test of that series, thus dispelling doubts about his ability.


Rise to Glory


He has played 52 ODIs in 5 years and 66 tests in 9 years. His highest score is 119 against Australia in Sydney 2006. During this time, he became a bunny of Shane Warne. In the 4th test in Antigua, Prince and Kallis recorded 4th wicket partnership with 267 runs. He was made the captain of the injury of Graeme Smith in July 2006. Although they lost that series, his performance was commendable.


Low Points


Although he disappointed us in 2007 World Cup and also when he played matches when he was seriously injured. He again came back and made us proud of the following events. He was one of those players who had at first did not receive any bid at IPL auctions, but after he was dragged into Mumbai Indians.


Clubs


This 40 years old South African player has played for South Africa, Western Province, Africa XI, Eastern Province, Mumbai Indians, Nottinghamshire, Lancashire, Warriors, & Western Province Boland.


Records


He has 5th wicket record in Jacques Kallis vs West Indies in Antigua 2004-05 and 6th wicket in Mark Boucher vs Bangladesh at Centurion in 2008.


Captaincy


He has the record of being the 1st non-white man to captain the South African cricket team but most of the matches did not turn out to be in favor of the African team.


Retirement


In 2013, his central contract of captaincy was not renewed but then had some extension and finally in 2014 towards the end of he finally retired and moved to England. Although officially he has retired he till today his outstanding moves really inspire us.

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