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Chris Mpofu

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast medium
Played for:
Zimbabwe, Matabeleland, Mashonaland, Matabeleland Tuskers, Westerns, Zimbabwe Under-23, Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Inv XI
Roles played:
Bowler
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
100
Home country:
Zimbabwe
Born:
November 27, 1985, Plumtree, Matabeleland

Profile

In the past few years, cricket in Zimbabwe has been through its lowest ebb with the team increasingly relying on its spinners to provide breakthroughs as compared to the heydays when Eddo Brandes and Heath Streak used to form the strike partners. However, with lack of quality cricketers coming up and the mass exodus of existing players, players like Chris Mpofu have featured for Zimbabwe on a far more consistent basis than they would have under normal circumstances.

A tall speedster, Mpofu at mid-120 kph is a pedestrian pace for most international batsmen. However, his ability to hit the deck hard and swing the ball away from right-handers has resulted in him being Zimbabwe’s new ball bowler in ODIs. The Plumtree-born youngster made his Test and ODI debut way back in 2004 but until 2010, had played in less than 50 ODIs, a testament to both his inconsistency and Zimbabwe’s lack of international cricket. But he has had some memorable moments along the way, having scalped five wickets on Test debut and has also come up with a few notable performances against weaker teams in ODIs.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 12 23 58 9 4.14 30.68 0 0 20
ODI 79 39 46 19 2.30 23.23 0 0 6
T20 20 5 13 3 6.50 108.33 0 0 6*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 12 19 2096 1221 25 4/92 / 48.84 3.49 2 0 0 19
ODI 79 78 3707 3340 87 6/52 / 38.39 5.40 2 1 0 161
T20 20 20 426 616 16 3/16 / 38.50 8.67 0 0 0 27
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 2 0 1
ODI 11 0 9
T20 3 0 4

Career

Span:
Test:
2005-2017
 
ODI:
2004-2017
 
T20:
2008-2015
Test
Debut:
Zimbabwe Vs Bangladesh at Chittagong Stadium (MA Aziz Stadium), Chittagong - Jan 06, 2005
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs Sri Lanka at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo - Jul 14, 2017
ODI
Debut:
Zimbabwe Vs England at Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) - Nov 28, 2004
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs Sri Lanka at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota - Jul 10, 2017
T20
Debut:
Zimbabwe Vs Sri Lanka at Maple Leaf (North-West Ground), King City, Ontario - Oct 10, 2008
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs Afghanistan at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo - Oct 28, 2015
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