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Last Updated:  Saturday, 25 January, 2003, 15:52 GMT
Alistair Campbell
Born: 23/9/72
Team: Mashonaland
ODI debut: 29/2/92
Past World Cups: 1991, 1996, 1999

Left-handed batsman
Right-arm off-break bowler

It came as a surprise to many when Alistair Campbell's name was left off the list of 15 players to represent Zimbabwe in the World Cup.

And many believed his omission had more to do with his occasionally controversial views than a perceived lack of form.

But Campbell, in South Africa as a television commentator, received the call to join the side's Super Six campaign after Mark Vermeulen sustained a fractured skull.

Campbell was captain of the side as recently as last December, having agreed to a second spell in charge when Heath Streak injured his shoulder.

He had previously led them during the 1999 World Cup in England, when Zimbabwe upset India and South Africa on the way to a Super Six spot.

An aggressive left-handed batsman, he has scored 5,178 runs in limited overs internationals, including seven centuries.

The highest was his first, an innings of 131 not out against Sri Lanka in Harare nine years ago, which helped his side to a thrilling two-run victory.

Only the Flower brothers - Andy and Grant - have made more one-day appearances for Zimbabwe.

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