Hamilton Masakadza      

Full name Hamilton Masakadza

Born August 9, 1983, Harare

Current age 33 years 348 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 Insights on test 33 66 2 1820 158 28.43 4228 43.04 4 6 218 17 25 0
ODIs Insights on odi 178 177 4 5023 178* 29.03 6765 74.24 5 31 514 75 68 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 50 50 2 1413 93* 29.43 1180 119.74 0 10 131 51 16 0
First-class 131 235 11 8939 208* 39.90 21 42 114 0
List A 303 301 19 9460 178* 33.54 9 62 133 0
T20s Insights on t20 112 111 15 3671 162* 38.23 2852 128.71 4 28 303 150 48 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 33 22 1128 473 16 3/24 3/24 29.56 2.51 70.5 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 178 82 1802 1590 38 3/39 3/39 41.84 5.29 47.4 0 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 50 9 72 113 2 1/4 1/4 56.50 9.41 36.0 0 0 0
First-class 131 4022 1787 60 4/11 29.78 2.66 67.0 0 0
List A 303 3260 2759 82 4/36 4/36 33.64 5.07 39.7 3 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 112 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 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Colombo (RPS), Jul 14-18, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v South Africa at Bulawayo, Sep 23, 2001 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Hambantota, Jul 10, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Nov 28, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 22, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1999/00
Last First-class Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Colombo (RPS), Jul 14-18, 2017 scorecard
List A debut 2001
Last List A Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Hambantota, Jul 10, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Eagles v Zimbabweans at Kimberley, Sep 13, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 22, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
19, 7 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 14 Jul 2017 Test # 2263 Insights on
73 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Hambantota 10 Jul 2017 ODI # 3904 Insights on
28 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Hambantota 8 Jul 2017 ODI # 3903 Insights on
111 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Hambantota 6 Jul 2017 ODI # 3901 Insights on
41 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Galle 2 Jul 2017 ODI # 3899 Insights on
5 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Galle 30 Jun 2017 ODI # 3897 Insights on
0 Zimbabwe v Netherlands The Hague 24 Jun 2017 LA
15 Zimbabwe v Netherlands Amstelveen 22 Jun 2017 LA
26 Zimbabwe v Netherlands Amstelveen 20 Jun 2017 LA
12 Zimbabwe v Scotland Edinburgh 17 Jun 2017 ODI # 3893 Insights on
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.
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Jul 15, 2017

Hamilton Masakadza held on to tough take to dismiss Angelo Mathews, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, only Test, 2nd day, Colombo, July 15, 2017

Hamilton Masakadza held on to tough take to dismiss Angelo Mathews

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Jul 10, 2017

Hamilton Masakadza recorded his second fifty-plus score of the series, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, 5th ODI, Hambantota, July 10, 2017

Hamilton Masakadza recorded his second fifty-plus score of the series

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Jul 8, 2017

Wanidu Hasaranga bowled Hamilton Masakadza for 28, ending a solid opening stand, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, 4th ODI, Hambantota, July 8, 2017

Wanidu Hasaranga bowled Hamilton Masakadza for 28, ending a solid opening stand

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Youth ODI: Zim U19 v W Indies U19 at Harare - Jul 23
W Indies U19 183/6 (46/50 ov)
2nd Youth ODI: Zim U19 v W Indies U19 in Zimbabwe (venue TBA)
Jul 26, 2017 (07:00 GMT | 06:18 EDT | 05:18 CDT | 03:18 PDT)
3rd Youth ODI: Zim U19 v W Indies U19 at Harare
Jul 29, 2017 (09:00 local | 07:00 GMT | 03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT)
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