Role Batsman/Right hand bat, Right arm off break Bowler
Relation(s) Andy Waller (Father), Nathan Waller (Cousin)
Malcolm Waller Biography
Malcolm Noel Waller was born on 28th September 1984 in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Coming in the middle order to bat, Malcolm is also an off-spinner who plays all formats of the game.
He comes from a cricketing family, his father Andy played for Zimbabwe in the 1980s and 90s, Waller’s cousin Nathan Waller has also represented Zimbabwe in their under-19 team.
In 2000, Malcolm played for Zimbabwe under-15 side and went on to play for Mashonaland in 2004. His performances were pretty ordinary until he joined Harare Sports Club in 2007 and one his displays in the Vigne Cup helped him get selected for the national side’s series against Bangladesh in 2008-09.
In January 2009 Waller made his ODI debut against Bangladesh, he managed to score a 24 off 48 balls and Zimbabwe won the match by 2 wickets with 4 balls remaining.
Two years later Malcolm made his Test debut in November against New Zealand, he was 72 not out from 133 balls in the first innings, however could only score 29 off 62 in the second before getting out LBW to Daniel Vettori.
Rise to Glory
After Waller’s debut against Bangladesh, he played a great knock of 63 against Kenya later that season helping Zimbabwe win the series.
In 2011 Waller contributed a 99 not out off 74 balls score to chase down a total of 328 made by New Zealand at Bulawayo in the third ODI.
In December 2014, Waller faced a suspension from ICC for suspect bowling action and couldn't feature in any matches till August 2015.