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Hamilton Masakadza      

Full name Hamilton Masakadza

Born August 9, 1983, Harare

Current age 32 years 189 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 165 164 4 4649 178* 29.05 6306 73.72 4 30 462 71 65 0
T20Is 44 44 2 1320 93* 31.42 1102 119.78 0 10 120 46 14 0
First-class 123 219 11 8548 208* 41.09 21 40 103 0
List A 268 266 19 8276 178* 33.50 6 58 117 0
Twenty20 106 105 15 3578 162* 39.75 2774 128.98 4 28 292 145 46 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 165 81 1787 1571 38 3/39 3/39 41.34 5.27 47.0 0 0 0
T20Is 44 9 72 113 2 1/4 1/4 56.50 9.41 36.0 0 0 0
First-class 123 3710 1645 56 4/11 29.37 2.66 66.2 0 0
List A 268 2963 2496 72 4/36 4/36 34.66 5.05 41.1 2 0 0
Twenty20 106 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 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 Afghanistan v Zimbabwe at Sharjah, Jan 6, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Nov 28, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Jan 22, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1999/00
Last First-class Matabeleland Tuskers v Mountaineers at Bulawayo, Dec 5-8, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 2001
Last List A Afghanistan v Zimbabwe at Sharjah, Jan 6, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Eagles v Zimbabweans at Kimberley, Sep 13, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Mountaineers v Mashonaland Eagles at Bulawayo, Feb 13, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
66 Mountaineers v Eagles Bulawayo 13 Feb 2016 T20
23* Mountaineers v Tuskers Bulawayo 12 Feb 2016 T20
162* Mountaineers v Eagles Bulawayo 11 Feb 2016 T20
31 Mountaineers v Tuskers Bulawayo 10 Feb 2016 T20
5 Mountaineers v Rhinos Bulawayo 10 Feb 2016 T20
83* Mountaineers v Eagles Bulawayo 9 Feb 2016 T20
88, 2/8 Mountaineers v Rhinos Bulawayo 9 Feb 2016 T20
93* Zimbabwe v Bangladesh Khulna 22 Jan 2016 T20I # 484
20 Zimbabwe v Bangladesh Khulna 20 Jan 2016 T20I # 482
30 Zimbabwe v Bangladesh Khulna 17 Jan 2016 T20I # 481
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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Jan 22, 2016

Hamilton Masakadza plays a sweep, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 4th T20I, Khulna, January 22, 2016

Hamilton Masakadza plays a sweep

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Jan 22, 2016

Hamilton Masakadza goes through the leg side, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 4th T20I, Khulna, January 22, 2016

Hamilton Masakadza goes through the leg side

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Jan 17, 2016

Hamilton Masakadza prepares to play a stroke, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 2nd T20I, Khulna, January 17, 2016

Hamilton Masakadza prepares to play a stroke

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Eagles v Mountaineers at Harare
Feb 26-29, 2016 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
Rhinos v Tuskers at Kwekwe
Feb 26-29, 2016 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
TBA v Zimbabwe at Dharamsala
Mar 3, 2016 (15:00 local | 09:30 GMT | 04:30 EST | 03:30 CST | 01:30 PST)
Ireland v Zimbabwe at Dharamsala
Mar 5, 2016 (15:00 local | 09:30 GMT | 04:30 EST | 03:30 CST | 01:30 PST)
1st Match, First Round Group B: Hong Kong v Zimbabwe at Nagpur
Mar 8, 2016
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