Picture of Charles Coventry

Charles Coventry

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Leg break
Played for:
Zimbabwe, Matabeleland Tuskers, Zimbabwe Under-19, Duronto Rajshahi
Roles played:
Batsman
Home country:
Zimbabwe
Born:
March 08, 1983, Kwekwe,Midlands

Profile

Except for his audacious 194 which would level Saeed Anwar’s 12 year-old benchmark only to be later broken by little master Sachin Tendulkar, Charles Coventry in his brief tenure has done little to live up to his tag of being an explosive, hard hitting batsman.

Hard to miss on the field with his glasses, “Choppa” is the son of international Umpire Charles Coventry, the man who introduced him to the game at a very young age. He ODI debuted in 2003 before returning in 2005 following Zimbabwe losing key players to the rebellion. He went on to play two Tests against India and also scored a fine 74 in an ODI against them, but continued to struggle before the 194 against Bangladesh once again propelled him into the limelight. In a batting display laced with 16 boundaries and seven towering sixes, Coventry sent the Bangladeshis on a leather hunt but sadly ended on the losing side. His torrid run was to resume thereafter as in his next 19 innings, he managed just a solitary fifty with calls for his axing getting louder by the day. However Zimbabwe’s inability to produce quality cricketers combined with his dual abilities as a wicket-keeper means that he is still the man Zimbabwe relies on.


Fast Facts

  • Charles Coventry's unbeaten 194 is the second highest score in the history of ODI cricket and is also the highest score in a losing cause.
  • He was Zimbabwe's youngest first-class player at 15 years, 303 days.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 2 4 88 0 22 94.62 0 0 37
ODI 37 34 821 1 24.87 88.37 1 3 194*
T20 9 8 97 1 13.85 161.66 0 0 30
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 3 0 0
ODI 18 1 1
T20 1 0 2

Career

Span:
Test:
2005-2005
 
ODI:
2003-2011
 
T20:
2010-2011
Test
Debut:
Zimbabwe Vs India at Queen's Sports Club, Bulawayo - Sep 13, 2005
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs India at Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) - Sep 20, 2005
ODI
Debut:
Zimbabwe Vs England at County Ground, Nevil Road, Bristol - Jul 06, 2003
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs New Zealand at Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad - Mar 04, 2011
T20
Debut:
Zimbabwe Vs Sri Lanka at Providence Stadium, Guyana - May 03, 2010
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs New Zealand at Harare Sports Club, Harare - Oct 17, 2011
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