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Eddo Brandes

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Full Name  Eddo André Brandes
Name  Eddo Brandes
Batting style  Right-handed
Role  Bowler, now coach
National team   Zimbabwe
Eddo Brandes (Cricketer)

Born  (1963-03-05) 5 March 1963 (age 52)
Birth Place  Port Shepstone, Natal Province, South Africa
Bowling style  Right arm fast-medium

Eddo André Brandes (born 5 March 1963) is a former Zimbabwean cricketer who played in 10 Tests and 59 ODIs from 1987 to 1999, spanning four World Cups. In the days when a number of Zimbabwe's players were amateurs with other full-time professions, Brandes was a chicken farmer.


Eddo Brandes (Cricketer) in the past

International career

He took a hat-trick in an ODI against England in January 1997 that is still regarded as the highest by total average of the batsmen dismissed. Only two months short of his 34th birthday, he remains the oldest player to have taken an ODI hat-trick.

He gained fame for his noted and oft quoted exchange with Glenn McGrath, after McGrath gets frustrated at being unable to dismiss Brandes. The bowler asked: "Why are you so fat?" to which Brandes replied: "Because every time I make love to your wife she gives me a biscuit."

After cricket

As of 2003 Brandes had moved to Australia to pursue a coaching career, and was formerly coaching the Sunshine Coast Scorchers who play in the XXXX Gold Brisbane Grade Competition. As of 2009 he runs a tomato farm on the Sunshine Coast.


Eddo Brandes Wikipedia

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