Here is a man who in his short Zimbabwe career found himself in the top 10 top scorers of all time. A diminutive and sometimes destructive player who can bat anywhere in the top four. His light feet and willingness to use them make him equally adept against spin, and he is quick and alert in the field.
He was born in Zimbabwe but moved to Australia at a young age. He returned to play for Zimbabwe in 1998, but after two years, his wife struggled to settle to there and they had to move to Australia; subsequently, cutting short his International career. Murray missed out on becoming truly one of the greatest batsmen ever for Zimbabwe as his record for county cricket shows.
Murray Goodwin made a name for himself at Sussex. After a prolific season in 2001, he became an instant legend two years later, when he scored a club-record 335 not out against Leicestershire to seal Sussex’s first Championship title in their 164-year history. He broke his own record scoring 344* against Somerset in 2009.
A great player, who unfortunately did not have the chance to provide his country to his full potential, but nevertheless a true legend.