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Player of the month


   

Ashwell Prince
SACA President
South Africa and Nashua Cape Cobras

Full Name :
Ashwell Gavin Prince
Born:
28 May 1977, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province
Current age:
30 years
Major teams:
South Africa, Africa XI, Eastern Province, Western Province, Western Province/Boland
Batting style:
Left-hand bat
Bowling style:
Left-arm slow
       

Batting and fielding averages
.
Mat
Inns
NO
Runs
HS
AVE
BF
SR
100
50
4s
6s
Ct
St
Tests
29
47
5
1800
139*
42.85
4293
41.92
6
5
196
3
16
0
ODIs
52
41
12
1018
89*
35.10
1502
67.77
0
3
77
4
26
0
Twenty20 Int.
1
1
0
5
5
5.00
6
83.33
0
0
0
0
0
0
First Class
119
187
22
6980
184
42.30
.
.
17
34
.
.
73
0
List A
178
154
34
3846
89*
32.05
.
.
0
21
.
.
85
0
Twenty 20
7
6
0
81
37
13.50
90
90.00
0
0
.
.
2
0

Bowling averages
.
Mat
Balls
Runs
Wkts
BBI
BBM
Ave
Econ
SR
4
5
10
Tests
29
78
31
1
1/2
1/2
31.00
2.38
78.00
0
0
0
ODIs
52
12
3
0
.
.
.
1.50
.
0
0
0
Twenty20 Int.
1
0
0
0
.
.
.
.
.
0
0
0
First Class
119
192
101
2
1/2
..
50.50
3.15
96.00
0
0
0
List A
178
91
86
0
.
..
..
5.67
.
0
0
0
Twenty 20
7
4
5
0
.
.
.
7.50
.
0
0
0



Q & A with Ashwell Prince

   
SACA:
What is your preferred batting and fielding positions?
Ashwell:
No. 5 for both Test and ODI's. I field backward point.

SACA:
Which is your favourite cricket ground?
Ashwell:
Kingsmead. It has a great batting surface.

SACA:
Who would you say is the best bowler that you have faced?
Ashwell:
I would say Muttiah Muralitharan because he can win matches single handedly.

SACA:
Who is the best newcomer in SA cricket?
Ashwell:
Vernon Philander, he is not everybody's blue eyed boy, and he has earned every bit of success the hard way. He believes in his ability, and he is mentally tough.

SACA:
Do you have any cricketing superstitions?
Ashwell:
No.

SACA:
Is match-fixing as widespread and common as we are made to believe in
the media?
Ashwell:
I don't know.

SACA:
What advice will you give an aspiring young cricketer?
Ashwell:
It's not how many times you fall that is important, but its how you get up after every time you fall. God has given us all a talent, make the most of yours.
 
SACA:
What misconceptions are there about being a professional cricketer?
Ashwell:
think that it is an easy lifestyle and it is a holiday being away from your family for sometimes 6 to 8 months of the year. It is not easy.
 
SACA:
We all know how difficult it is to change technique and there are certain things that will always be part of an individual's batting technique no matter how hard we try to change it. With all the modern day analysis of teams and individual frailties and strengths; how do you combat an attempt by the opposition to exploit identified weaknesses?
Ashwell:
You can't control what the opposition is trying to do. You have to believe in, and trust your own technique that has worked for you all the years.
 
SACA:
Mentally, you are recognized as one of the strongest middle order batsmen in the world. What do you do to concentrate when the going gets tough?
Ashwell:
I concentrate on the things that are in my control, like my thoughts, watching the ball closely and playing one ball at a time.
 
SACA:
There is no doubt that there is a wealth of young talent in the country. What do you think can be done to address the apparent mental weakness in our sportsmen?
Ashwell:
Young players should play for their Franchises and learn to become match winners over a long period, before they are elevated to the National team. So that they can learn to really understand their own strengths and weaknesses, so that when they are selected for the National team, they will have full confidence in their ability.
 
SACA:
What are your views on the transformation policies?
Ashwell:
From a players' point of view, it gives some people something to blame when things go wrong instead of taking responsibility for their actions.
 
SACA:
Which team-mate has the worst dress sense?
Ashwell:
Kallis, ask Gibbs (the fashion guru)... he always comments about it.
 
SACA:
Which team-mate would you not introduce your sister to?
Ashwell:
Gladly I don't have any sisters.
 
SACA:
Which team and individuals do you get along with best?
Ashwell:
Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka , Sreesanth of India , Thami Tsolikile, Vernon Philander at the Cobras and Victor Mpistang from the Eagles.

SACA:
What has been the funniest moment you experienced on the cricket field?
Ashwell:
It was during an SA A vs Sri Lanka A game. A Sri Lankan batsman was caught at mid-off after striking his partner at the non-strikers end on the head. They were both out, one caught, and the other knocked out!

SACA:
Like most cricketers, you enjoy a round of golf, what do you play off nowadays?
Ashwell:
My current handicap is 7.

SACA:
Who would you least like to be stuck in a lift with?
Ashwell:
There are a few which I would have to disclose in my book one day.

SACA:
What do you get asked most often in interviews?
Ashwell:
“What is your opinion about the transformation system?”

SACA:
What question would you like us to ask you?
Ashwell:
Things that are meaningful, that could improve the standard of our game.

SACA:
Thanks for your time Ashy.
Ashwell:
Any time.

 

 




 

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