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Chamu Chibhabha

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium
Played for:
Zimbabwe, Centrals, Mashonaland Eagles, Mashonaland, Southern Rocks, Southerns, Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Inv XI, Zimbabwe Under-19
Roles played:
AllRounder
ICC Rank:
Batting:
69
Bowling:
0
Home country:
Zimbabwe
Born:
September 06, 1986, Masvingo, Zimbabwe

Profile

A product of Zimbabwe cricket’s development programme, Chamu Chibhabha was one of several players to be blooded into Zimbabwe’s national team after a mass player exodus in 2005. As an 18 year old, Chibhabha didn’t exactly have the best of starts getting out for a duck in his maiden ODI against New Zealand.

Nevertheless, “Cham” seemed ready when the second chance came along, stroking back-to-back fifties against the West Indies. Thereafter, a string of consistent if not tall scores began to gradually cement his position in Zimbabwe’s ODI side. A fine, winning knock of 73 against West Indies in an ODI showcased his prowess as a batsman and though not a front line bowler by any stretch of imagination, Chibhabha would regularly be called upon by captains to fill in overs with his gentle, medium pacers. With time though, the all-rounder has started concentrating more and more on his batting but despite the wealth of experience, continues to remain highly inconsistent apart from his fielding.

Indifferent form notwithstanding, Zimbabwe’s political turmoil over the years has also ravaged cricket in the country and Chibhabha, like many of his compatriots, hasn’t had an ideal environment to flourish in.


Fast Facts

  • With 230 runs at a fine average of 57.50, Chamu Chibhabha was the second highest run-getter in Zimbabwe's domestic 2009-10 Twenty20 series.
  • In 2010, he became only the third Zimbabwean to have scored a half century in T20Is.
  • Chibhabha's sister Julia was the first Zimbabwe women's captain and also the first women's player to be contracted as a coach by Zimbabwe Cricket.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
ODI 63 63 1312 1 21.16 59.12 0 9 73
T20 17 17 391 0 23 110.45 0 3 65
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
ODI 63 35 942 1099 20 2/28 / 54.95 7 0 0 0 37
T20 17 8 119 158 5 1/14 / 31.6 7.96 0 0 0 6
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 24 0 7
T20 5 0 0

Career

Span:
ODI:
2005-2013
 
T20:
2006-2013
ODI
Debut:
Zimbabwe Vs New Zealand at Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) - Aug 31, 2005
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs West Indies at National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada - Feb 26, 2013
T20
Debut:
Zimbabwe Vs Bangladesh at Khulna Divisional Stadium, Khulna - Nov 28, 2006
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua - Mar 03, 2013
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