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Pommie Mbangwa      

Full name Mpumelelo Mbangwa

Born June 26, 1976, Plumtree, Matabeleland

Current age 38 years 84 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Mashonaland, Matabeleland

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Other Coach, Commentator

Mpumelelo Mbangwa
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 15 25 8 34 8 2.00 193 17.61 0 0 3 0 2 0
ODIs 29 13 6 34 11 4.85 56 60.71 0 0 2 1 3 0
First-class 62 79 32 324 31* 6.89 0 0 21 0
List A 64 30 11 88 28 4.63 0 0 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 24 2596 1006 32 3/23 6/63 31.43 2.32 81.1 0 0 0
ODIs 29 29 1369 1140 11 2/24 2/24 103.63 4.99 124.4 0 0 0
First-class 62 8627 3580 126 6/14 28.41 2.48 68.4 2 1
List A 64 2871 2067 38 3/29 3/29 54.39 4.31 75.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Faisalabad, Oct 24-26, 1996 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Sep 19-23, 2000 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Lahore, Nov 1, 1996 scorecard
Last ODI England v Zimbabwe at Colombo (RPS), Sep 18, 2002 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1995/96
Last First-class Mashonaland v Matabeleland at Harare, Sep 19-22, 2003 scorecard
List A debut 1995/96
Last List A Manicaland v Matabeleland at Harare, Feb 12, 2004 scorecard
Profile

Pommie Mbangwa's rise to prominence was all the more remarkable as he had no family background in cricket. A little short of the top pace, he was primarily a line-and-length bowler, using both seam and swing, with the away-swinger his stock ball. He spent a year at school in England, and in 1996 he went to Madras for coaching by Dennis Lillee; on his return he was offered a place in the Plascon Academy in South Africa, which he attended from April to September 1996. A surprise choice for the Zimbabwe tour of Pakistan in 1996-97, he made his Test debut after the first choice bowlers were injured but made the most of his opportunity, taking the vital wickets of Ijaz Ahmed and Wasim Akram. But thereafter he struggled to maintain consistency, and his lack of pace meant that he was easy picking for international batsmen. He drifted in and out of the side, before disappearing from the international scene. In 2001 he started television commentary, where his quiet thoughtful views were well received, and in 2005 he ended a brief foray into coaching by commiting full-time to his TV career. He was one of international cricket's genuine No. 11s.
Martin Williamson April 2005

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Apr 25, 2010

The IPL commentary team (from left): Mike Haysman, Robin Jackman, Harsha Bhogle, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, Sunil Gavaskar, Danny Morrison, Pommie Mbangwa and Ravi Shastri, Mumbai, April 25, 2010

The IPL commentary team poses for a photo

© Getty Images

Jul 26, 2007

 ICC president Ray Mali  is interviewed by Pommie Mbangwa, during the launch of the ICC World Twenty20

Ray Mali is interviewed by Pommie Mbangwa,

© AFP

Jul 26, 2007

Pommie Mbangwa welcomes guests at the official launching of the Twenty20 World Championship, July 26, 2007

Pommie Mbangwa welcomes guests at the official launching of the Twenty20 World Championship

© ESPNcricinfo Ltd

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2nd unofficial Test: Bangladesh A v Zimbabwe A at Fatullah
Sep 21-24, 2014 (09:30 local | 03:30 GMT | 23:30 EDT | 22:30 CDT | 20:30 PDT)
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Sep 27, 2014 (09:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 23:00 EDT | 22:00 CDT | 20:00 PDT)
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Sep 29, 2014 (09:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 23:00 EDT | 22:00 CDT | 20:00 PDT)
3rd unofficial ODI: Bangladesh A v Zimbabwe A at Fatullah
Oct 1, 2014 (09:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 23:00 EDT | 22:00 CDT | 20:00 PDT)
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