Regis Chakabva      

Full name Regis Wiriranai Chakabva

Born September 20, 1987, Harare

Current age 27 years 167 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Mashonaland Eagles, Northerns (Zimbabwe), Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Under-19s, Zimbabwe XI

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Regis Wiriranai Chakabva
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 8 16 1 495 101 33.00 1215 40.74 1 3 44 3 9 0
ODIs 26 24 1 377 45 16.39 692 54.47 0 0 26 1 14 0
T20Is 2 2 0 1 1 0.50 9 11.11 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 74 130 9 4330 240 35.78 8258 52.43 9 22 472 31 158 14
List A 100 91 9 1962 132 23.92 2900 67.65 1 6 152 17 69 16
Twenty20 40 32 4 409 46* 14.60 387 105.68 0 0 27 7 17 4
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 26 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 74 3 18 19 0 - - - 6.33 - 0 0 0
List A 100 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 40 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Nov 1-5, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chittagong, Nov 12-16, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Kenya v Zimbabwe at Nairobi (Gym), Oct 19, 2008 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v Zimbabwe at Canberra, Feb 24, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Pakistan v Zimbabwe at King City (NW), Oct 12, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Oct 15, 2011 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Easterns (Zimbabwe) v Northerns (Zimbabwe) at Mutare, Apr 12-15, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chittagong, Nov 12-16, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Northerns (Zimbabwe) v Westerns at Harare, Mar 22, 2007 scorecard
Last List A West Indies v Zimbabwe at Canberra, Feb 24, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Northerns (Zimbabwe) v Southerns at Harare, Mar 19, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Mashonaland Eagles v Mountaineers at Harare, Feb 10, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2 Zimbabwe v West Indies Canberra 24 Feb 2015 ODI # 3612
35 Zimbabwe v U.A.E. Nelson 19 Feb 2015 ODI # 3606
- Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Lincoln 11 Feb 2015 Other OD
2c/0s Zimbabwe v New Zealand Lincoln 9 Feb 2015 Other OD
42, 3c/0s Zimbabweans v ND-XI Gisborne 6 Feb 2015 Other OD
7, 1c/0s Eagles v Rhinos Kwekwe 21 Jan 2015 LA
18*, 0c/0s Eagles v Mountaineers Harare 17 Jan 2015 LA
0c/0s Eagles v Tuskers Harare 14 Jan 2015 LA
26 Zimbabwe v Bangladesh Dhaka 28 Nov 2014 ODI # 3555
14 Zimbabwe v Bangladesh Dhaka 26 Nov 2014 ODI # 3553
Profile

A doughty wicketkeeper-batsman, Regis Chakabva's path in cricket took him through Highfields, Churchill, on to Takashinga, provincial cricket and eventually regular appearances in Zimbabwe's Twenty20, ODI and Test teams. At each level, Chakabva has improved his game and he is maturing into a fine batsman and tidy wicketkeeper. Chakabva represented Zimbabwe Under-19s at the Afro-Asia Under-19 Cup in 2005, but despite the rebel crisis and subsequent player drain, had to wait in line behind Tatenda Taibu, Brendan Taylor, Alester Maregwede and, latterly, Richmond Mutumbami in the national wicketkeeping stakes. Despite a disappointing run during the Pakistan Cricket Academy's visit in 2008, he was included in Zimbabwe's squad for their trip to Canada soon afterwards and made his international debut in a Twenty20 against Pakistan at King City. He got another chance during the Kenya Tri-Nation tournament, making his ODI debut against the hosts. Chakabva had been with Northerns under the old domestic system, and with the re-structuring of Zimbabwe's domestic system, continued as Mashonaland Eagles' wicketkeeper. In 2011, he made it into the national Test XI for the one-off Test against New Zealand in November, but the pivotal turning point in his career came at the end of 2013. In a Logan Cup match against Mid West Rhinos, he cruised to an almost chanceless 240 - his first double ton, and the third highest individual score in the history of the Logan Cup (and not far off Guy Whittall's tournament record of 247). A Grade Cricket contract with the Farleigh Magpies in Mackay, Queensland marked the beginning of a bountiful year in 2014, and Chakabva added three more hundreds for Mashonaland Eagles before the end of the season. He was one the few bright points of Zimbabwe's tour of Bangladesh late in the year, with a maiden Test century and two fifties against the hosts.
Liam Brickhill

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Latest Photos

Feb 9, 2015

Regis Chakabva throws himself around, New Zealand v Zimbabwe, World Cup warm-up match, Lincoln, February 9, 2015

Regis Chakabva throws himself around

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Nov 14, 2014

Regis Chakabva and Elton Chigumbura run between the wickets, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 3rd Test, Chittagong, 3rd day, November 14, 2014

Regis Chakabva and Elton Chigumbura run between the wickets

© AFP

Nov 6, 2014

Regis Chakabva celebrates his maiden Test century, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 2nd Test, Khulna, 4th day, November 6, 2014

Regis Chakabva celebrates his maiden Test century

© AFP

Country Fixtures Country Results
Tuskers v Mountaineers at Bulawayo - Mar 3-6
Mountaineers 150 & 259/7 Tuskers 289
30th Match, Pool B: Ireland v Zimbabwe at Hobart
Mar 7, 2015 (14:30 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST -1d | 21:30 CST -1d | 19:30 PST -1d)
Tuskers v Eagles at Bulawayo
Mar 12-15, 2015 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT)
Rhinos v Mountaineers at Kwekwe
Mar 12-15, 2015 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT)
39th Match, Pool B: India v Zimbabwe at Auckland
Mar 14, 2015 (14:00 local | 01:00 GMT | 21:00 EDT -1d | 20:00 CDT -1d | 18:00 PDT -1d)
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