|Full name||Travis John Friend|
|Born||7 January 1981 (age 38)|
Kwekwe, Midlands, Zimbabwe
|Height||187 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
|Test debut (cap 51)||15 June 2001 v India|
|Last Test||26 February 2004 v Bangladesh|
|ODI debut (cap 59)||30 September 2000 v New Zealand|
|Last ODI||3 February 2004 v India|
|ODI shirt no.||18|
|Domestic team information|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 26 April 2017
Friend captained Zimbabwe in four under-19 ODIs and went on to play a full senior ODI for Zimbabwe aged 19. A stress fracture to his back set him back, but he later returned to the Test squad.
Capable of bowling genuine pace, he was often wayward and lacked the necessary control to be a success on the international stage. He was quick nevertheless, bowling briskly during the 2003 CWC and the months following during the sides tour of England. He bowled a hostile spell to Alan Butcher at Lords, in which he was clocked at just under 90 mph.
In addition to his ability to bowl with pace and hostility, he could hold a bat, often being used in the role of pinch hitter for his side, very much in the mould of Andy Bliganut.
One of the 15 "rebels" of Zimbabwean cricket, his international cricket career ended in 2004.
In 2005 he was contracted by Derbyshire but made little impact in the County Championship and was not retained for 2006. In 2009 he signed up for the summer with Castletown Cricket Club on the Isle of Man – the first time any of the island's teams could boast a former Test player.
- "Pilots, tenors and administrators". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
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