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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:
78
Batting:
0
Bowling:
87
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 9 17 27 6 2.45 19.70 0 0 8
ODI 64 35 40 19 2.5 22.59 0 0 6
T20 13 4 7 2 3.5 77.77 0 0 4*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 9 13 1448 889 20 4/92 / 44.45 3.68 2 0 0 18
ODI 64 64 3066 2689 70 6/52 / 38.41 5.26 2 1 0 141
T20 13 13 282 408 10 3/16 / 40.8 8.68 0 0 0 20
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 10 0 7
T20 3 0 1

Career

Span:
Test:
2005-2011
 
ODI:
2004-2013
 
T20:
2008-2013
Test
Debut:
Zimbabwe Vs Bangladesh at Chittagong Stadium (MA Aziz Stadium), Chittagong - Jan 06, 2005
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs New Zealand at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo - Nov 01, 2011
ODI
Debut:
Zimbabwe Vs England at Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) - Nov 28, 2004
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs West Indies at National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada - Feb 26, 2013
T20
Debut:
Zimbabwe Vs Sri Lanka at Maple Leaf (North-West Ground), King City, Ontario - Oct 10, 2008
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua - Mar 03, 2013
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