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Prosper Utseya      

Full name Prosper Utseya

Born March 26, 1985, Harare

Current age 29 years 156 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Easterns (Zimbabwe), Mashonaland A, Mashonaland Eagles, Mountaineers, Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Board XI, Zimbabwe Select XI, Zimbabwe Under-19s, Zimbabwe XI

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Prosper Utseya
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 8 1 107 45 15.28 229 46.72 0 0 12 1 2 0
ODIs 157 126 46 1350 68* 16.87 2344 57.59 0 4 83 16 47 0
T20Is 29 17 6 66 13* 6.00 93 70.96 0 0 4 0 5 0
First-class 82 137 9 2756 115* 21.53 6515 42.30 1 15 33 0
List A 231 184 58 1982 68* 15.73 0 5 74 0
Twenty20 78 51 21 339 41* 11.30 398 85.17 0 0 19 8 23 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 6 753 410 10 3/60 5/192 41.00 3.26 75.3 0 0 0
ODIs 157 153 8169 5910 123 4/38 4/38 48.04 4.34 66.4 2 0 0
T20Is 29 29 635 697 24 3/25 3/25 29.04 6.58 26.4 0 0 0
First-class 82 14284 6509 217 7/56 29.99 2.73 65.8 8 8 2
List A 231 11608 8188 199 4/16 4/16 41.14 4.23 58.3 4 0 0
Twenty20 78 78 1704 1823 73 4/12 4/12 24.97 6.41 23.3 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, May 6-8, 2004 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Harare, Sep 10-14, 2013 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Bulawayo, Apr 20, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v Australia at Harare, Aug 25, 2014 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 2001/02
Last First-class Mashonaland Eagles v Matabeleland Tuskers at Harare, Apr 23-25, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Manicaland v Mashonaland at Mutare, Dec 3, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Zimbabwe v Australia at Harare, Aug 25, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Nov 28, 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
0/44, 9 Zimbabwe v Australia Harare 25 Aug 2014 ODI # 3513
2, 0/36 Zimbabwe v South Africa Bulawayo 21 Aug 2014 ODI # 3510
2/39, 15 Zimbabwe v South Africa Bulawayo 19 Aug 2014 ODI # 3508
1/44, 5 Zimbabwe v South Africa Bulawayo 17 Aug 2014 ODI # 3507
0/23 Zimbabwe v Afghanistan Bulawayo 20 Jul 2014 ODI # 3504
1/33 Zimbabwe v Afghanistan Bulawayo 18 Jul 2014 ODI # 3503
1/12, 5, 2/29 Eagles v Tuskers Harare 23 Apr 2014 FC
1/10, 1/49 Eagles v Rocks Harare 6 Apr 2014 FC
14, 1/52, 12 Eagles v Mountaineers Harare 29 Mar 2014 FC
0/18 Zimbabwe v U.A.E. Sylhet 21 Mar 2014 T20I # 376
Profile

Like so many in the new generation of Zimbabwe players, Prosper Utseya was first introduced to the game at Chipembere Primary School in the Harare township of Highfield, and won a ZCU scholarship to Churchill High School. A promising talent at school level, he made his first-class debut - opening the batting in the first innings - for Mashonaland A at the age of 15. He scored a fifty in a tight situation in just his second Logan Cup match, against Manicaland, a day before his 16th birthday, and soon moved into the Under-19 and Zimbabwe A sides, with some notable bowling performances along the way. In 2004, Utseya was unexpectedly thrust into the Zimbabwe national team against Sri Lanka at the age of 19 when the rebel players withdrew. Later that year, he was moved to Manicaland to strengthen the provincial side there, and was selected for the CFX Academy. Growing in experience, he took his first first-class five-wicket haul - 5 for 32 - against Manicaland in October of that year, and continued to hold a place in a weakened national side, taking up the captaincy from Terry Duffin in 2006.

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Aug 25, 2014

Prosper Utseya in his delivery stride, Zimbabwe v Australia, Tri-series, Harare, August 25, 2014

Prosper Utseya in his delivery stride

© AFP

Mar 19, 2014

Prosper Utseya celebrates one of his two wickets, Netherlands v Zimbabwe, World T20, Group B, Sylhet, March 19, 2014

Prosper Utseya celebrates one of his two wickets

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Sep 13, 2013

Prosper Utseya celebrates the wicket of Younis Khan with Brian Vitori, Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Harare, 4th day, September 13, 2013

Prosper Utseya celebrates a wicket with Brian Vitori

© AFP

Series Results
England v Sri Lanka at Leeds - Jul 1, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
England v Sri Lanka at Manchester - Jun 28, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 33 runs
England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street - Jun 24, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 46 balls remaining)
England v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 20, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 46 runs
England v Sri Lanka at Lord's - Jun 17, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
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