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Hamilton Masakadza

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium
Played for:
Zimbabwe, Easterns (Zim), Manicaland, Matabeleland, Mountaineers, Mashonaland, Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Inv XI, Zimbabwe Under-19, Sylhet Royals, Zimbabwe XI, Kalabagan Cricket Academy
Roles played:
Ex Skipper-Test,ODI | Batsman
ICC Rank:
Batting:
65
Bowling:
86
Batting:
60
Bowling:
97
Batting:
15
Bowling:
0
Home country:
Zimbabwe
Born:
August 09, 1983, Harare

Profile

The right-handed batsman from Zimbabwe burst onto the international circuit and made a name for himself quite early in his career. Hamilton Masakadza was just 17 years and 254 days old when he scored a composed 119 against West Indies in 2000/01 on his Test debut, to become the then youngest batsman ever to score a century on Test debut. The record was then surpassed by Mohammad Ashraful but there is still no doubting the talent and capability of the man from Harare.

An opening batsman, Masakadza has always been an integral part of the Zimbabwean batting line-up and has batted the team to success on a few occasions. His cricketing career has seen many starts and stops due to his constant will to pursue his studies in South Africa. In fact, a year after his Test debut, he put his career on hold to pursue his education but he made sure that he was still available for the team when they needed him. His next break came in the year 2005 when he played an ODI series against England, where he struggled to find form before scoring his maiden ODI fifty in the last game of the series. Masakadza decided to take a break from cricket again and did not sign the national contract early in 2006 but still remained available for Zimbabwe.

The year 2009 turned out to be a big one for the Zimbabwean opener and in the home ODI series against Kenya that year, Masakadza notched up massive scores of 156 and 178 not out. Hamilton Masakadza has proven himself to be an important part of the Zimbabwe team and will certainly be the key to the revival of Zimbabwe cricket.


Fast Facts

  • Hamilton Masakadza became the first Zimbabwean player to have two scores of over 150 in ODIs
  • With 1087 runs at an average of 43.48, he was Zimbabwe’s highest run getter in ODIs in 2009.
  • Masakadza holds the record for the longest gap (10 years) between two Test centuries, when he scored his second ton in 2011, in Zimbabwe's comeback Test.

 


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 25 50 1292 2 26.91 41.12 3 4 119
ODI 129 129 3429 4 27.43 73.33 3 20 178*
T20 31 31 833 1 27.76 113.79 0 7 79
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 25 14 762 270 10 3/24 / 27 2.12 0 0 0 2
ODI 129 63 1425 1258 33 3/39 / 38.12 5.29 0 0 0 41
T20 31 9 72 113 2 1/4 / 56.5 9.41 0 0 0 2
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 12 0 4
ODI 52 0 5
T20 8 0 0
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
Test 1 0 1 0 0 0
ODI 7 0 7 0 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2001-2013
 
ODI:
2001-2013
 
T20:
2006-2014
Test
Debut:
Zimbabwe Vs West Indies at Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) - Jul 27, 2001
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs Pakistan at Harare Sports Club, Harare - Sep 10, 2013
ODI
Debut:
Zimbabwe Vs South Africa at Queen's Sports Club, Bulawayo - Sep 23, 2001
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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