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Hamilton Masakadza      

Full name Hamilton Masakadza

Born August 9, 1983, Harare

Current age 32 years 289 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 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 47 47 2 1363 93* 30.28 1132 120.40 0 10 126 48 16 0
First-class 123 219 11 8548 208* 41.09 21 40 103 0
List A 275 273 19 8695 178* 34.23 8 59 120 0
Twenty20 109 108 15 3621 162* 38.93 2804 129.13 4 28 298 147 48 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 47 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 275 3083 2576 78 4/36 4/36 33.02 5.01 39.5 3 0 0
Twenty20 109 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 Afghanistan v Zimbabwe at Nagpur, Mar 12, 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 Brothers Union v Kalabagan Krira Chakra at Savar (3), May 18, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Eagles v Zimbabweans at Kimberley, Sep 13, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Afghanistan v Zimbabwe at Nagpur, Mar 12, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/43, 111 Kalabagan KC v Brothers Savar (3) 18 May 2016 LA
45, 4/37 Kalabagan KC v Sheikh Jamal Fatullah 14 May 2016 LA
40 Kalabagan KC v Gazi Group Dhaka 10 May 2016 LA
115 Kalabagan KC v Cricket CS Fatullah 6 May 2016 LA
61 Kalabagan KC v Prime Bank Dhaka 30 Apr 2016 LA
6 Kalabagan KC v Prime DSC Fatullah 26 Apr 2016 LA
41 Kalabagan KC v Abahani Ltd Fatullah 22 Apr 2016 LA
11 Zimbabwe v Afghanistan Nagpur 12 Mar 2016 T20I # 531
12 Zimbabwe v Scotland Nagpur 10 Mar 2016 T20I # 527
20 Zimbabwe v Hong Kong Nagpur 8 Mar 2016 T20I # 522
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 12, 2016

Hamilton Masakadza sings the national anthem, Afghanistan v Zimbabwe, World T20 qualifiers, Group B, Nagpur, March 12, 2016

Hamilton Masakadza sings the national anthem

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Mar 12, 2016

Hamilton Masakadza loses his middle stump, Afghanistan v Zimbabwe, World T20 qualifiers, Group B, Nagpur, March 12, 2016

Hamilton Masakadza loses his middle stump

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Mar 8, 2016

Hamilton Masakadza and Tanwir Afzal at the toss, Hong Kong v Zimbabwe, WT20 qualifier, Group B, Nagpur, March 8, 2016

Hamilton Masakadza and Tanwir Afzal at the toss

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st ODI: Zimbabwe v India at Harare
Jun 11, 2016 (09:00 local | 07:00 GMT | 03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT)
2nd ODI: Zimbabwe v India at Harare
Jun 13, 2016 (09:00 local | 07:00 GMT | 03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT)
3rd ODI: Zimbabwe v India at Harare
Jun 15, 2016 (09:00 local | 07:00 GMT | 03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT)
1st T20I: Zimbabwe v India at Harare
Jun 18, 2016 (13:00 local | 11:00 GMT | 07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT)
2nd T20I: Zimbabwe v India at Harare
Jun 20, 2016 (13:00 local | 11:00 GMT | 07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT)
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