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Hamilton Masakadza      

Full name Hamilton Masakadza

Born August 9, 1983, Harare

Current age 33 years 323 days

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

Playing role Top-order batsman

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 Insights on test 32 64 2 1794 158 28.93 4171 43.01 4 6 215 17 22 0
ODIs Insights on odi 173 172 4 4765 178* 28.36 6475 73.59 4 30 477 73 66 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 50 50 2 1413 93* 29.43 1180 119.74 0 10 131 51 16 0
First-class 130 233 11 8913 208* 40.14 21 42 111 0
List A 298 296 19 9202 178* 33.22 8 61 131 0
T20s Insights on t20 112 111 15 3671 162* 38.23 2852 128.71 4 28 303 150 48 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 32 22 1128 473 16 3/24 3/24 29.56 2.51 70.5 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 173 82 1802 1590 38 3/39 3/39 41.84 5.29 47.4 0 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 50 9 72 113 2 1/4 1/4 56.50 9.41 36.0 0 0 0
First-class 130 4022 1787 60 4/11 29.78 2.66 67.0 0 0
List A 298 3260 2759 82 4/36 4/36 33.64 5.07 39.7 3 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 112 29 336 380 19 2/6 2/6 20.00 6.78 17.6 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v West Indies at Harare, Jul 27-31, 2001 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Nov 6-10, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v South Africa at Bulawayo, Sep 23, 2001 scorecard
Last ODI Scotland v Zimbabwe at Edinburgh, Jun 17, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Nov 28, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 22, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1999/00
Last First-class Mountaineers v Matabeleland Tuskers at Bulawayo, Apr 4-7, 2017 scorecard
List A debut 2001
Last List A Netherlands v Zimbabwe at The Hague, Jun 24, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Eagles v Zimbabweans at Kimberley, Sep 13, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 22, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0 Zimbabwe v Netherlands The Hague 24 Jun 2017 LA
15 Zimbabwe v Netherlands Amstelveen 22 Jun 2017 LA
26 Zimbabwe v Netherlands Amstelveen 20 Jun 2017 LA
12 Zimbabwe v Scotland Edinburgh 17 Jun 2017 ODI # 3893 Insights on
38 Zimbabwe v Scotland Edinburgh 15 Jun 2017 ODI # 3892 Insights on
9 Mountaineers v Tuskers Mutare 2 Jun 2017 LA
1/14, 31 Mountaineers v Eagles Mutare 28 May 2017 LA
1/20, 25 Mountaineers v Rhinos Mutare 25 May 2017 LA
146 Zimbabwe A v Canada Harare 19 May 2017 Other OD
0/25, 45 Kalabagan KC v PSC Fatullah 6 May 2017 LA
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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Jun 17, 2017

Hamilton Masakadza eyes up a short delivery, Scotland v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Edinburgh, June 17, 2017

Hamilton Masakadza eyes up a short delivery

© Peter Della Penna

Jun 17, 2017

Chris Sole erupts after Hamilton Masakadza is caught at backward point, Scotland v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Edinburgh, June 17, 2017

Chris Sole erupts after Hamilton Masakadza is caught at backward point

© Peter Della Penna

Nov 27, 2016

Nuwan Kulasekara traps Hamilton Masakadza lbw, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, tri-series final, Bulawayo, November 27, 2016

Nuwan Kulasekara traps Hamilton Masakadza lbw

© AFP

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st ODI: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Galle
Jun 30, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
2nd ODI: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Galle
Jul 2, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
3rd ODI: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Hambantota
Jul 6, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
4th ODI: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Hambantota
Jul 8, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
5th ODI: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Hambantota
Jul 10, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
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