Picture of Elton Chigumbura

Elton Chigumbura

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast medium
Played for:
Zimbabwe, Africa XI, Mashonaland A, Manicaland, Mashonaland Eagles, Mashonaland, Northamptonshire, Northerns (Zim), Southern Rocks, Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Inv XI, Zimbabwe Under-19, Sylhet Royals, Zimbabwe XI, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club
Roles played:
Ex Skipper-ODI,T20 | AllRounder
ICC Rank:
Batting:
91
Bowling:
0
Batting:
79
Bowling:
83
Batting:
50
Bowling:
0
Home country:
Zimbabwe
Born:
March 14, 1986, Kwekwe, Midlands

Profile

Fast-tracked into the Zimbabwean Test side at the age of 18, Elton Chigumbura did not perform well on debut with scores of 14 and 0, but he scalped the important wicket of Mahela Jayawardena. His Test career was rather short-lived, as Zimbabwe was barred from Tests in 2005, the year after Chigumbura made his debut.

With Zimbabwe still participating in ODIs, Chigumbura has gained experience in the shorter form of the game and has proven himself to be one of the shining stars of a side that seems to be in a periodic state of flux. He is an aggressive batsman, demonstrated by his big hitting. He normally bats in the middle order and places his innings to perfection. The ability to clear the fence easily makes him a dangerous prospect for any opposition in the death overs. Chigumbura has also proved to be a more-than-useful pace bowler and though he gives away runs, he has this uncanny knack of picking up wickets at regular intervals. The all-rounder from Kwekwe is known to be nimble in the field and has a safe pair of hands.

With the increasing politicization of Zimbabwean cricket and the sacking or retirement of many experienced players, the team performed poorly over several years. Never a strong team, in recent years, even wins against minnow nations were not guaranteed. It was in these state of affairs that Chigumbura was entrusted with captaincy in 2010. But, after a dismal show at the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, the captaincy changed hands as Chigumbura was replaced with Brendan Taylor, a move that signaled Zimbabwe's return to Test cricket in the same year to face Bangladesh at home.


Fast Facts

  • At 18, Elton Chigumbura became the youngest Zimbabwean player to have taken a 5-wicket haul in Tests.
  • He also became the first Zimbabwean to have taken 4 wickets in a T20 game.
  • Chigumbura was named Zimbabwe's Player of the Year in 2010.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 11 21 434 0 20.66 47.74 0 3 86
ODI 153 141 2998 16 23.98 82.45 0 15 79
T20 27 26 464 5 22.09 156.75 0 1 53*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 11 16 1353 779 16 5/54 / 48.68 3.45 0 1 0 15
ODI 153 116 3955 3879 95 4/28 / 40.83 5.88 1 0 0 207
T20 27 20 270 411 16 4/31 / 25.68 9.13 1 0 0 14
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 3 0 1
ODI 46 0 17
T20 13 0 2
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
ODI 20 8 12 0 0 40
T20 4 0 4 0 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2004-2013
 
ODI:
2004-2013
 
T20:
2006-2014
Test
Debut:
Zimbabwe Vs Sri Lanka at Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) - May 06, 2004
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs Pakistan at Harare Sports Club, Harare - Sep 10, 2013
ODI
Debut:
Zimbabwe Vs Sri Lanka at Queen's Sports Club, Bulawayo - Apr 20, 2004
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs Pakistan at Harare Sports Club, Harare - Aug 31, 2013
T20
Debut:
Zimbabwe Vs Bangladesh at Khulna Divisional Stadium, Khulna - Nov 28, 2006
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs United Arab Emirates at Sylhet Stadium, Sylhet - Mar 21, 2014
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