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Hamilton Masakadza      

Full name Hamilton Masakadza

Born August 9, 1983, Harare

Current age 31 years 252 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Easterns (Zimbabwe), Kalabagan Cricket Academy, Manicaland, Mashonaland, Mountaineers, Sylhet Royals, Zimbabwe XI

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Brother - SW Masakadza, Brother - WP Masakadza

Hamilton Masakadza
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 29 58 2 1712 158 30.57 3990 42.90 4 6 202 17 18 0
ODIs 150 150 4 4083 178* 27.96 5522 73.94 3 26 409 60 57 0
T20Is 31 31 1 833 79 27.76 732 113.79 0 7 74 24 8 0
First-class 118 209 11 8232 208* 41.57 21 36 97 0
List A 250 249 19 7560 178* 32.86 5 53 107 0
Twenty20 86 85 11 2633 103 35.58 2143 122.86 3 22 212 95 38 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 29 17 894 360 13 3/24 3/24 27.69 2.41 68.7 0 0 0
ODIs 150 74 1655 1465 37 3/39 3/39 39.59 5.31 44.7 0 0 0
T20Is 31 9 72 113 2 1/4 1/4 56.50 9.41 36.0 0 0 0
First-class 118 3710 1645 56 4/11 29.37 2.66 66.2 0 0
List A 250 2831 2390 71 4/36 4/36 33.66 5.06 39.8 2 0 0
Twenty20 86 28 324 372 17 2/6 2/6 21.88 6.88 19.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v West Indies at Harare, Jul 27-31, 2001 scorecard
Last Test Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chittagong, Nov 12-16, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v South Africa at Bulawayo, Sep 23, 2001 scorecard
Last ODI India v Zimbabwe at Auckland, Mar 14, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Nov 28, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I United Arab Emirates v Zimbabwe at Sylhet, Mar 21, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1999/00
Last First-class Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chittagong, Nov 12-16, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2001
Last List A India v Zimbabwe at Auckland, Mar 14, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Eagles v Zimbabweans at Kimberley, Sep 13, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 United Arab Emirates v Zimbabwe at Sylhet, Mar 21, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2, 0/15 Zimbabwe v India Auckland 14 Mar 2015 ODI # 3636
0/18, 5 Zimbabwe v Ireland Hobart 7 Mar 2015 ODI # 3627
0/14, 29 Zimbabwe v Pakistan Brisbane 1 Mar 2015 ODI # 3620
1/39, 5 Zimbabwe v West Indies Canberra 24 Feb 2015 ODI # 3612
0/9, 1 Zimbabwe v U.A.E. Nelson 19 Feb 2015 ODI # 3606
0/6, 80 Zimbabwe v South Africa Hamilton 15 Feb 2015 ODI # 3601
117* Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Lincoln 11 Feb 2015 Other OD
1/3 Zimbabwe v New Zealand Lincoln 9 Feb 2015 Other OD
41* Zimbabweans v ND-XI Gisborne 4 Feb 2015 Other OD
2 Zimbabweans v ND-XI Gisborne 2 Feb 2015 Other OD
Profile

Hamilton Masakadza was still a schoolboy at Churchill High School in Harare when he set the record - since beaten by Mohammad Ashraful - of being the youngest batsman ever to score a century on his Test debut, at 17 years and 254 days. This was against West Indies in 2000-01 when, batting at No. 3 instead of his normal opening position, he scored a composed 119 that was largely responsible for Zimbabwe saving the match after conceding a first-innings lead of 216. Earlier in the year he had not only become the youngest Zimbabwean ever to score a first-class century, but also the first black player to do so. A year later, though, he put his professional cricket career on hold as he began a three-year course at the University of the Free State. Although an agreement was reached that he would still be available for Zimbabwe if required, he could not maintain his form playing against club opposition in South Africa, and the national selectors initially decided to await his return to the country. But the Rebel crisis led to his early recall in the one-dayers against England where, unsurprisingly, he struggled before registering his maiden ODI fifty in the final game. His return to the Test match team brought mixed results, but he was Zimbabwe's best batsman, technically, on their tour of South Africa, where he showed an application lacking in his team mates. After being criticised for not being able to score quickly enough early on in his career, Masakadza's ability in one-day cricket has steadily increased and 2009 was a bumper year for him. He scored over 1000 runs in ODIs in the calendar year at an average of 43.48 and a strike rate of 88.08, including scores of 156 and 178 not out in the home series against Kenya, the first time a batsman has made 150 or more twice in the same one-day series. Masakadza was part of Zimbabwe's XI when they played their first Test in six years, against Bangladesh in August 2011, scoring his second Test century a decade after his first. He has continued to show greater dexterity as a batsman, adding a hook and pull to a repertoire that already included muscular play off the front foot. He has also added value to Zimbabwe's set-up as a calm, amiable presence amid sometimes tempestuous times. Masakadza entered the peak of his career after turning 30, and was finally rewarded with a trip to a World Cup in 2015 - remarkably, his first.
Liam Brickhill

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Mar 4, 2015

Dav Whatmore has a chat with Hamilton Masakadza, World Cup 2015, Canberra, March 4, 2015

Dav Whatmore has a chat with Hamilton Masakadza

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Mar 1, 2015

Hamilton Masakadza plays a pull, Pakistan v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Brisbane, March 1, 2015

Hamilton Masakadza plays a pull

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Feb 24, 2015

Hamilton Masakadza congratulates Chris Gayle on his 215, West Indies v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Canberra, February 24, 2015

Hamilton Masakadza congratulates Chris Gayle on his 215

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