Zimbabwe


Rankings:  ODI - 10th, Test - 9th, Twenty20 - 13th

ZIM Bio

The Zimbabwean cricket team is administered by Zimbabwe Cricket. Formerly known as Rhodesia, the team was later renamed as the Zimbabwe-Rhodesia Cricket team in 1980. However, it was finally named Zimbabwe in 1981.

An associate member of the International Cricket Council since 1981, Zimbabwe participated in the 1983 ICC Cricket World Cup and went on to play in the 1987 and 1992 editions. The team was granted Test status in 1992 and they played their first Test against India at Harare, which ended in a draw. Zimbabwe performed poorly in the Test arena, but was a good team when it came to the ODIs. Their fielding ability gained a lot of respect around the world. Some of the world’s best cricketers have come from the country of Zimbabwe, like Andy Flower, Heath Streak, Grant Flower, Alistair Campbell and many more. For years, they were known as the face of Zimbabwean Cricket.

However, increasing politicization of cricket, selection policy, etc. led to a lot of internal conflicts between the team and the board and as a result, the management banned the team from playing Test cricket. Most of the senior players went on strike as a mark of protest and the entire team fell like a pack of cards. Though, they continued playing ODIs and T20Is and gave some decent performances in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Nothing spectacular took place in those big events but the team returned to the Test fold soon after beating Bangladesh by 130 runs in the one-off Test at Harare. 

ZIM Records

In:
Win percentage against other teams
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR Win %
Australia 3 0 3 0 0 0
Bangladesh 11 6 2 0 3 55
 
England 6 0 3 0 3 0
India 11 2 7 0 2 18
 
New Zealand 15 0 9 0 6 0
Pakistan 17 3 10 0 4 18
 
South Africa 7 0 6 0 1 0
Sri Lanka 15 0 10 0 5 0
West Indies 8 0 6 0 2 0
  • Highest Individual Score:
    David Houghton - 266 runs
  • Best Bowling:
    Paul Strang - 8/109
  • Prolific Batsman:
    Andy Flower. Total: 4794 runs in 63 matches with a batting average of 51.54
  • Prolific Bowler:
    Heath Streak. Total: 216 wickets in 65 matches with an average economy of 2.69
Win percentage against other teams
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR Win %
Australia 28 1 26 0 1 4
 
Bangladesh 59 29 30 0 0 49
 
Bermuda 2 2 0 0 0 100
 
Canada 2 2 0 0 0 100
 
England 30 8 21 0 1 27
 
India 56 10 44 2 0 18
 
Ireland 5 3 1 1 0 60
 
Kenya 32 25 5 0 2 78
 
Namibia 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
Netherlands 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
New Zealand 35 8 25 1 1 23
 
Pakistan 47 3 42 1 1 6
 
South Africa 32 2 29 0 1 6
 
Sri Lanka 47 7 39 0 1 15
 
West Indies 44 9 34 0 1 20
 
  • Highest Individual Score:
    Charles Coventry - 194 runs
  • Best Bowling:
  • Prolific Batsman:
    Andy Flower. Total: 6786 runs in 213 matches with a batting average of 35.34
  • Prolific Bowler:
    Heath Streak. Total: 237 wickets in 187 matches with an average economy of 4.50
Win percentage against other teams
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR Win %
Australia 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
Bangladesh 3 1 2 0 0 33
 
Canada 2 1 0 1 0 50
 
England 1 0 1 0 0 0
India 2 0 2 0 0 0
Ireland 1 0 1 0 0 0
Netherlands 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
New Zealand 5 0 5 0 0 0
Pakistan 5 0 5 0 0 0
South Africa 3 0 3 0 0 0
Sri Lanka 3 0 3 0 0 0
United Arab Emirates 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
West Indies 3 1 2 0 0 33
 

All Zimbabwe players

  1. 0-9
  2. A
  3. B
  4. C
  5. D
  6. E
  7. F
  8. G
  9. H
  10. I
  11. J
  12. K
  13. L
  14. M
  15. N
  16. O
  17. P
  18. Q
  19. R
  20. S
  21. T
  22. U
  23. V
  24. W
  25. X
  26. Y
  27. Z
  1. A
    1. Adam Huckle
    2. Alan Lock
    3. Alester Maregwede
    4. Ali Shah
    5. Alistair Campbell
    6. Andrew Waller
    7. Andrew Whittall
    8. Andy Blignaut
    9. Andy Flower
    10. Andy Pycroft
    11. Angus Mackay
    12. Anthony Ireland
  2. B
    1. Barney Rogers
    2. Brendan Taylor
    3. Brian Murphy
    4. Brian Vitori
    5. Brighton Watambwa
    6. Bryan Strang
  3. C
    1. Cephas Zhuwao
    2. Chamu Chibhabha
    3. Charles Coventry
    4. Chris Mpofu
    5. Craig Ervine
    6. Craig Evans
    7. Craig Wishart
  4. D
    1. David Brain
    2. David Houghton
    3. David Mutendera
    4. Dion Ebrahim
    5. Dirk Viljoen
    6. Doug Marillier
    7. Douglas Hondo
    8. Duncan Fletcher
  5. E
    1. Ebrahim Essop-Adam
    2. Eddo Brandes
    3. Edward Rainsford
    4. Elton Chigumbura
    5. Everton Matambanadzo
  6. F
    1. Forster Mutizwa
    2. Friday Kasteni
  7. G
    1. Gary Brent
    2. Gary Crocker
    3. Gary Martin
    4. Gavin Briant
    5. Gavin Ewing
    6. Gavin Rennie
    7. Gerald Peckover
    8. Glen Bruk-Jackson
    9. Graeme Cremer
    10. Grant Flower
    11. Grant Paterson
    12. Greg Lamb
    13. Gregory Strydom
    14. Guy Whittall
  8. H
    1. Hamilton Masakadza
    2. Heath Streak
    3. Henry Olonga
  9. I
    1. Iain Butchart
    2. Ian Nicolson
  10. J
    1. Jack Heron
    2. John Rennie
    3. John Traicos
  11. K
    1. Keegan Meth
    2. Keith Dabengwa
    3. Kevin Arnott
    4. Kevin Curran
    5. Kevin Duers
    6. Kyle Jarvis
  12. M
    1. Malcolm Jarvis
    2. Malcolm Waller
    3. Mark Burmester
    4. Mark Dekker
    5. Mark Vermeulen
    6. Michael Chinouya
    7. Mluleki Nkala
    8. Mohamed Meman
    9. Murray Goodwin
  13. N
    1. Natsai Mushangwe
    2. Neil Ferreira
    3. Neil Johnson
    4. Ngonidzashe Mahwire
    5. Njabulo Ncube
  14. P
    1. Paul Strang
    2. Peter Rawson
    3. Piet Rinke
    4. Pommie Mbangwa
    5. Prosper Utseya
  15. R
    1. Ray Price
    2. Regis Chakabva
    3. Richard Sims
    4. Richmond Mutumbami
    5. Robin Brown
    6. Ryan Butterworth
    7. Ryan Higgins
  16. S
    1. Sean Ervine
    2. Sean Williams
    3. Shaun Davies
    4. Shingirai Masakadza
    5. Sikandar Raza
    6. Stephen Peall
    7. Stuart Carlisle
    8. Stuart Matsikenyeri
  17. T
    1. Tafadzwa Kamungozi
    2. Tafadzwa Mufambisi
    3. Tatenda Taibu
    4. Tawanda Mupariwa
    5. Tendai Chatara
    6. Terry Duffin
    7. Timycen Maruma
    8. Tinashe Panyangara
    9. Tino Mawoyo
    10. Tinotenda Mutombodzi
    11. Travis Friend
    12. Trevor Garwe
    13. Trevor Gripper
    14. Trevor Madondo
  18. U
    1. Ujesh Ranchod
  19. V
    1. Vince Hogg
    2. Vusi Sibanda
  20. W
    1. Waddington Mwayenga
    2. Wayne James
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