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Vusi Sibanda

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium
Played for:
Zimbabwe, Africa XI, Midlands, Mid West Rhinos, Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Academy, Zimbabwe Inv XI, Zimbabwe XI, Kalabagan Cricket Academy
Roles played:
Batsman
ICC Rank:
Batting:
97
Bowling:
0
Batting:
72
Bowling:
0
Home country:
Zimbabwe
Born:
October 10, 1983, Highfields

Profile

A right-handed opening batsman and an occasional medium-pacer, Vusi Sibanda's entry into international cricket came in 2003, and despite failing to live up to the expectations, he has been a more or less permanent fixture in the Zimbabwean side due to the team's crisis.

An excellent timer of the ball, Sibanda's sound technique has been his strongest asset. More often, his selection was based on the tremendous potential he possessed, instead of his actual performances. However, with time, came the knack of building big innings and the Highfield-born lad progressed rapidly during the West Indies tour in 2006. Club cricket in Australia helped Sibanda perfect his game, which then paid rich dividends in the form of some decent showings against Bangladesh. Unfortunately, he could not carry the same form into the World Cup that followed.

It was only in the 2009-10 domestic season that Sibanda fully matured as a batsman. He played superbly while representing Zimbabwe XI and was a crucial cog in the team's victory against Kenya in the Intercontinental Cup. His Logan Cup tally helped him rocket to the top of the domestic batting charts. Sibanda remains in national contention, thanks to his solid domestic background coupled with a wonderful batting capability that makes him one of the finest talents produced by Zimbabwe cricket. After a gap of six long years, Zimbabwe made a historic return to Test cricket in 2011, to play their only Test match against Bangladesh at home, where Sibanda was very much a part of the Playing XI.


Fast Facts

  • Vusi Sibanda scored his first fifty in what was a historically significant occasion, when Zimbabwe returned to Test cricket after six years to play their only Test against Bangladesh at home in 2011.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 12 24 526 0 21.91 50.96 0 2 93
ODI 111 110 2706 3 25.28 63.59 2 20 116
T20 16 16 230 1 15.33 93.49 0 0 32
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
ODI 111 8 141 149 2 1/12 / 74.5 6.34 0 0 0 6
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 13 0 0
ODI 39 0 8
T20 4 0 3

Career

Span:
Test:
2003-2013
 
ODI:
2003-2013
 
T20:
2007-2014
Test
Debut:
Zimbabwe Vs West Indies at Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) - Nov 04, 2003
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs Pakistan at Harare Sports Club, Harare - Sep 10, 2013
ODI
Debut:
Zimbabwe Vs West Indies at Queen's Sports Club, Bulawayo - Nov 22, 2003
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs Pakistan at Harare Sports Club, Harare - Aug 31, 2013
T20
Debut:
Zimbabwe Vs Australia at Newlands, Cape Town - Sep 12, 2007
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs United Arab Emirates at Sylhet Stadium, Sylhet - Mar 21, 2014
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