Charles Coventry      

Full name Charles Kevin Coventry

Born March 8, 1983, Kwekwe, Midlands

Current age 32 years 145 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Matabeleland, Matabeleland Tuskers, Westerns, Zimbabwe Cricket Academy

Nickname Choppa

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Relation Father - CK Coventry

Charles Kevin Coventry
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 0 88 37 22.00 93 94.62 0 0 14 1 3 0
ODIs 39 35 1 831 194* 24.44 937 88.68 1 3 62 29 19 1
T20Is 13 12 2 127 30 12.70 90 141.11 0 0 14 6 2 0
First-class 64 114 4 3018 116 27.43 5 14 99 3
List A 113 103 10 2601 194* 27.96 2 13 65 3
Twenty20 58 53 7 994 67* 21.60 696 142.81 0 3 83 61 25 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 39 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 13 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 64 210 155 2 1/26 77.50 4.42 105.0 0 0
List A 113 24 30 0 - - - 7.50 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 58 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v India at Bulawayo, Sep 13-16, 2005 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Sep 20-22, 2005 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Zimbabwe at Bristol, Jul 6, 2003 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Lahore, May 31, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Providence, May 3, 2010 scorecard
Last T20I Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jul 19, 2015 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1998/99
Last First-class Southern Rocks v Matabeleland Tuskers at Masvingo, Mar 5-7, 2013 scorecard
List A debut 2001/02
Last List A Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Lahore, May 31, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Easterns (Zimbabwe) v Westerns at Bulawayo, May 13, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jul 19, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4, 0c/0s Zimbabwe v India Harare 19 Jul 2015 T20I # 442
0c/0s, 10 Zimbabwe v India Harare 17 Jul 2015 T20I # 440
- Zimbabwe v Pakistan Lahore 31 May 2015 ODI # 3653
10 Zimbabwe v Pakistan Lahore 29 May 2015 ODI # 3652
2*, 0c/0s Zimbabwe v Pakistan Lahore 24 May 2015 T20I # 418
14, 1c/0s Zimbabwe v Pakistan Lahore 22 May 2015 T20I # 417
0, 61 Tuskers v Rocks Masvingo 5 Mar 2013 FC
15 Rajshahi v Chittagong Dhaka 16 Feb 2013 T20
24 Rajshahi v Chittagong Dhaka 13 Feb 2013 T20
0 Rajshahi v Rangpur Dhaka 11 Feb 2013 T20
Profile

Charles Coventry is an aggressive middle-order batsman who can open in one-day cricket and also keep wicket. He was Zimbabwe's youngest first-class player at 15 years 303 days, for Matabeleland in 1998, although that was due to being in the right place when a selected player withdrew at the last minute. Son of international umpire Charles Coventry, he learned his cricket at Whitestone School and Christian Brothers College in Bulawayo, and plays for Bulawayo Athletic Club. He played for the national Under-19 team in the World Cup in 2002, when he was also a student at the CFX Academy. He bats in glasses and most of his successes have been in one-day cricket; he has yet to learn to build major innings in first-class cricket. He favours the lofted drive but as yet lacks the discipline required of a consistently successful batsman. Despite this, he played two Tests against India in September 2005, after the withdrawal of most of Zimbabwe's top players, and did no worse than anybody else. However, coach Kevin Curran reports that he was sent back from the West Indies tour for disciplinary reasons. He went to play club cricket in England and wasn't part of the senior Zimbabwe side for three years. He made a headline-grabbing return in August 2009, equalling the record for the highest individual ODI score by blasting an unbeaten 194 in the fourth match against Bangladesh in Bulawayo.
John Ward

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May 29, 2015

Charles Coventry shapes to hold on to Mohammad Hafeez's catch, Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Lahore, May 29, 2015

Charles Coventry shapes to hold on to Mohammad Hafeez's catch

© AFP

May 22, 2015

Ahmed Shehzad smokes it down the ground, Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 1st T20, Lahore, May 22, 2015

Ahmed Shehzad smokes it down the ground

© Associated Press

Oct 15, 2011

Charles Coventry made just 10, Zimbabwe v New Zealand, 1st Twenty20 international, Harare

Charles Coventry made just 10

© AFP

Tournament Results
Super Kings v Mum Indians at Kolkata - May 26, 2013
Mum Indians won by 23 runs
Mum Indians v Royals at Kolkata - May 24, 2013
Mum Indians won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Royals v Sunrisers at Delhi - May 22, 2013
Royals won by 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Super Kings v Mum Indians at Delhi - May 21, 2013
Super Kings won by 48 runs
Sunrisers v KKR at Hyderabad (Deccan) - May 19, 2013
Sunrisers won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Warriors v Daredevils at Pune - May 19, 2013
Warriors won by 38 runs
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