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Andrew Symonds

03 August, 2006

Andrew Symonds is a powerful right hand batsman, handy bowler and dynamic fieldsman.

Name:   Andrew Symonds

Nick Name:  Roy

Date of Birth:  June 9, 1975

Place of Birth: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England

Major teams:   Australia, Gloucestershire, Kent, Lancashire, Queensland

Playing role:   All-rounder

Batting style:   Right-hand bat

Bowling style:   Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak

 Career statistics:

Test debut : Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle - Mar 8-12, 2004

 ODI debut :  Pakistan v Australia at Lahore - Nov 10, 1998 

Twenty20 Int. debu:  New Zealand v Australia at Auckland - Feb 17, 2005



Having been born and raised in England before his family moved to Australia, Symonds faced the unusual dilemma early in his career of choosing whether a potential future at international level rested with England or with Australia. He was presented with the option of accepting a place in an England A team in 1995 but declined, deciding instead that he would prefer to test out his chances of international selection (through his performances with Queensland in domestic competition) in his adopted country.




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