Bryan Strang was a military-medium seamer who made up for a lack of pace with nagging accuracy and in one-day cricket was a bowler who was hard to get away. He is not the a bowler who is going to empty the beer tent – he was once described as “the most boring bowler in the world”.
He plies his trade across the world, in club cricket in England and South Africa, as well as being a more than capable coach. His best bowling figures in ODI cricket of 6 for 20, made against Bangladesh in 1997 are a Zimbabwean record. In 2001 he helped bowl Matabeleland out for a national record low score in first-class cricket of 19 runs, taking 5 wickets for 6.
He played his last game for Zimbabwe in July 2001 and in 2002 he moved to South Africa due to political unrest. He’s become a vocal critic of Zimbabwean cricket and during the 2003 World Cup he stated that Zimbabwe should be barred from hosting World Cup matches on moral grounds.
As a result, when he attempted a comeback in 2003-04 the Zimbabwean Cricket Union banned him. In 2009, he expressed that he is looking for an opportunity to get involved with ZC to contribute more. He wants to coach which he really loves and if he is needed to play, he is more than willing as he thinks that he is enough fit and ready to do so.