Chamu Chibhabha      

Full name Chamunorwa Justice Chibhabha

Born September 6, 1986, Masvingo

Current age 28 years 208 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Centrals, Mashonaland, Southern Rocks, Southerns, Zimbabwe A

Also known as Cham

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Sister - J Chibhabha

Chamunorwa Justice Chibhabha
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 67 67 1 1410 73 21.36 2367 59.56 0 10 127 10 24 0
T20Is 17 17 0 391 65 23.00 354 110.45 0 3 44 10 5 0
First-class 78 148 4 3963 105 27.52 4 23 44 0
List A 152 150 7 3400 121* 23.77 1 22 52 0
Twenty20 60 59 3 1458 86* 26.03 1273 114.53 0 11 138 43 21 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 67 35 942 1099 20 2/28 2/28 54.95 7.00 47.1 0 0 0
T20Is 17 8 119 158 5 1/14 1/14 31.60 7.96 23.8 0 0 0
First-class 78 5740 3309 105 5/66 31.51 3.45 54.6 2 2 0
List A 152 2552 2400 66 3/29 3/29 36.36 5.64 38.6 0 0 0
Twenty20 60 41 676 932 34 4/32 4/32 27.41 8.27 19.8 1 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Aug 31, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI India v Zimbabwe at Auckland, Mar 14, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Nov 28, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I West Indies v Zimbabwe at North Sound, Mar 3, 2013 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Mashonaland v Manicaland at Harare, Mar 26-28, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Matabeleland Tuskers v Mashonaland Eagles at Bulawayo, Dec 9-12, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Mashonaland v Manicaland at Harare, Feb 8, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Matabeleland Tuskers v Mashonaland Eagles at Bulawayo, Mar 21, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Eagles v Zimbabweans at Kimberley, Sep 13, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 West Indies v Zimbabwe at North Sound, Mar 3, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
59 Eagles v Tuskers Bulawayo 21 Mar 2015 LA
7 Zimbabwe v India Auckland 14 Mar 2015 ODI # 3636
18 Zimbabwe v Ireland Hobart 7 Mar 2015 ODI # 3627
9 Zimbabwe v Pakistan Brisbane 1 Mar 2015 ODI # 3620
64 Zimbabwe v South Africa Hamilton 15 Feb 2015 ODI # 3601
22 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Lincoln 11 Feb 2015 Other OD
- Zimbabwe v New Zealand Lincoln 9 Feb 2015 Other OD
26, 2/20 Zimbabweans v ND-XI Gisborne 6 Feb 2015 Other OD
62 Zimbabweans v ND-XI Gisborne 4 Feb 2015 Other OD
16 Zimbabweans v ND-XI Gisborne 2 Feb 2015 Other OD
Profile

Chamu Chibhabha is an allrounder whose batting is his stronger suit. Chibhabha has found more success in cricket's shorter formats, where he bats up the order and is also capable of bowling seamers at surprising pace off an apparently leisurely run-up. Coming from the townships, he was well coached under the ZC development programme and has a sound technique against pace, with the discipline to play straight and the courage to take on the short ball, but is not as comfortable against spin. He is a superb fielder, usually in the covers. He was fast-tracked into the national side in 2005 after the departure of a slew of senior players, and after an inauspicious start (he made a duck on debut against New Zealand and struggled in the Under-19 Afro Asian Cup) he came good with back-to-back fifties in the opening matches of the tour of the Caribbean in 2006. Consistency was lacking, however, with Chibhabha struggling to convert regular starts into big scores. As such, his appearances for the national side have been marked by their irregularity. Chibhabha captained the Southern Rocks franchise for some time, and was their leading scorer by some distance in the 2009-10 domestic Twenty20 competition. He carried that form into Zimbabwe's tour of South Africa later that year where he scored back-to-back fifties in the T20s, the second of which very nearly helped Zimbabwe to chase down a mammoth 194. Chibhabha moved to Mashonaland Eagles for the 2012/13 season, but the switch didn't immediately to lead to more chances with the national side. He bolted into the team's squad for the 2015 World Cup, however, with a 155 against Canada and a couple of fifties in domestic cricket in the lead-up to the tournament helping his case. His sister Julia was the first Zimbabwe women's captain and also the first women's player to be contracted as a coach by Zimbabwe Cricket.
Liam Brickhill

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Mar 7, 2015

Chamu Chibhabha works the ball onto the legside, Ireland v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Hobart, March 7, 2015

Chamu Chibhabha works the ball onto the legside

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Feb 15, 2015

Chamu Chibhabha and Hamilton Masakadza added 105 for the second wicket, South Africa v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Hamilton, February 15, 2015

Chamu Chibhabha and Hamilton Masakadza added 105 for the second wicket

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Feb 15, 2015

Chamu Chibhabha laces a drive through the covers, South Africa v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Hamilton, February 15, 2015

Chamu Chibhabha laces a drive through the covers

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Tour Results
South Africa v Zimbabwe at Benoni - Oct 22, 2010
South Africa won by 272 runs
South Africa v Zimbabwe at Potchefstroom - Oct 17, 2010
South Africa won by 8 wickets (with 66 balls remaining)
South Africa v Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein - Oct 15, 2010
South Africa won by 64 runs
South Africa v Zimbabwe at Kimberley - Oct 10, 2010
South Africa won by 8 runs
South Africa v Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein - Oct 8, 2010
South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)
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