Picture of Prosper Utseya

Prosper Utseya

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
Zimbabwe, Easterns (Zim), Mashonaland A, Manicaland, Midlands, Mountaineers, Mashonaland Eagles, Mashonaland, Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Inv XI, Zimbabwe Under-19
Roles played:
Ex Skipper-ODI,T20 | Bowler
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
79
Batting:
0
Bowling:
43
Batting:
0
Bowling:
12
Home country:
Zimbabwe
Born:
March 26, 1985, Harare

Profile

Born in Harare, Prosper Utseya showcased his talent and skill at the young age of 15. He has grown with time and has turned out to be one of Zimbabwe's most valuable players in recent times.

Utseya started his first-class career in 2001-02 and impressed immediately with a string of decent performances. His bowling skills combined with his talent with the bat saw him push through to the Zimbabwean A and the Under-19 sides early in his career. In 2004, he was selected for the national side to play against Sri Lanka at the age of 19. His stint with Manicaland later that year strengthened his ability as a bowler when he went onto take his first five-wicket haul in first class cricket. The year 2006 was a special one for Utseya as he was handed over the charge of the national side and took over the captaincy from Terry Duffin.

The all-rounder has been prolific in the domestic circuit especially with the ball. He has helped his side clinch the Logan Cup with his spectacular bowling performances in the 2008-09 season. Utseya has been a prominent figure in the Zimbabwe line up but after his country's ouster in the 2010 World T20, he decided to step down as the captain of the national team and concentrate on his game. Utseya is one of Zimbabwe's finest talents and has surely a big role to play in the country's success in the world of cricket.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 4 8 107 1 15.28 46.72 0 0 45
ODI 151 122 1319 46 17.35 58.28 0 4 68*
T20 29 17 66 6 6 70.96 0 0 13*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 4 6 753 410 10 3/60 / 41 3.26 0 0 0 1
ODI 151 147 7857 5691 119 4/38 / 47.82 4.34 2 0 0 104
T20 29 29 635 697 24 3/25 / 29.04 6.58 0 0 0 19
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 2 0 0
ODI 46 0 11
T20 5 0 0
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
ODI 68 21 46 1 0 30.88
T20 10 3 6 1 0 30

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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