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Player Profile

Name: Alec James Stewart

Born: 08 April 1963, Merton, Surrey
Major Teams: England, Surrey.
Known As: Alec Stewart
Batting Style: Right Hand Bat
Other: Wicket-Keeper

Statistical Record:

 (including 02/01/1999)
                      M    I  NO  Runs   HS     Ave 100  50   Ct St
Batting              86  156  11  5968  190   41.15  12  30  155  7

                       O      M     R   W    Ave  Best   5 10    SR  Econ
Bowling                3.2    0    13   0    -     -     -  -    -   3.90

 (including 29/05/1999)
                      M    I  NO  Runs   HS     Ave     SR 100 50   Ct St
Batting             125  120   8  3378  116   30.16    -     2 19  111 11

                       O      M     R   W    Ave  Best  4w 5w    SR  Econ
Bowling                -      -     -   -    -     -     -  -    -    -

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Player Profile
        Alec Stewart was probably England's best batsman in the 90s. Since his debut in 1989, Stewart has proved to be a very enterprising player for England. Not only can he open the innings we can also keep wicket (almost like a specialist). This makes his selection in a squad, such as England where star players are rare, unavoidable. Stewart has a good record in both ODIs and tests, where he usually opens the batting or comes at no. 4. After a good series vs West Indies in 1998, he was appointed captain, the same year and led England to its first 5 match series win against a major test playing nation, when his side beat South Africa 2-1. But that was followed by a humiliating 10 wicket loss to Sri Lanka, and yet another failure at the Ashes. Meanwhile Stewart's form itself was detiorating, probably as he was unable to act as both captain and keeper. In World Cup 99, he was under more pressure, as he was their captain, opening batsman and wicket keeper. The England selectors put too much responsibily on one man shoulder finally causing it to break. Stewart displayed another show of poor form in the world cup, except for his 88 in the opening match vs Sri Lanka, and when England failed to qualify for the second round for the first time in World Cup history, everyone knew his captaincy hung on the balance. After the tournament, the captaincy was given to Nasser Hussain (his former vice captain) and Stewart was also relieved of his wicket keeping duties by Chris Read and in the following match he relieved himself of his fielding duties when he dropped a simple catch. Lets hope that at the near retirement age of 36 Stewart can make the best of his ending career, when his only duty is to open the batting.