Hamilton Masakadza      

Full name Hamilton Masakadza

Born August 9, 1983, Harare

Current age 33 years 50 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 30 60 2 1731 158 29.84 4045 42.79 4 6 205 17 19 0
ODIs 168 167 4 4680 178* 28.71 6362 73.56 4 30 466 71 65 0
T20Is 50 50 2 1413 93* 29.43 1180 119.74 0 10 131 51 16 0
First-class 124 221 11 8567 208* 40.79 21 40 104 0
List A 278 276 19 8726 178* 33.95 8 59 120 0
Twenty20 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 30 18 948 385 14 3/24 3/24 27.50 2.43 67.7 0 0 0
ODIs 168 82 1802 1590 38 3/39 3/39 41.84 5.29 47.4 0 0 0
T20Is 50 9 72 113 2 1/4 1/4 56.50 9.41 36.0 0 0 0
First-class 124 3764 1670 57 4/11 29.29 2.66 66.0 0 0
List A 278 3098 2595 78 4/36 4/36 33.26 5.02 39.7 3 0 0
Twenty20 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 Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Jul 28-31, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v South Africa at Bulawayo, Sep 23, 2001 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 15, 2016 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 Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Jul 28-31, 2016 scorecard
List A debut 2001
Last List A Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 15, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Eagles v Zimbabweans at Kimberley, Sep 13, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 22, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
15, 1/25, 4 Zimbabwe v New Zealand Bulawayo 28 Jul 2016 Test # 2210
15 Zimbabwe v India Harare 22 Jun 2016 T20I # 560
10 Zimbabwe v India Harare 20 Jun 2016 T20I # 559
25 Zimbabwe v India Harare 18 Jun 2016 T20I # 558
8 Zimbabwe v India Harare 15 Jun 2016 ODI # 3746
9 Zimbabwe v India Harare 13 Jun 2016 ODI # 3744
14, 0/19 Zimbabwe v India Harare 11 Jun 2016 ODI # 3742
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
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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Jul 28, 2016

Hamilton Masakadza sets off for a run past Neil Wagner, Zimbabwe v New Zealand, 1st Test, Bulawayo, 1st day, July 28, 2016

Hamilton Masakadza sets off for a run past Neil Wagner

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Jul 28, 2016

Hamilton Masakadza pierces the off side, Zimbabwe v New Zealand, 1st Test, Bulawayo, 1st day, July 28, 2016

Hamilton Masakadza pierces the off side

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Jun 22, 2016

Axar Patel had Hamilton Masakadza lbw, Zimbabwe v India, 3rd T20I, Harare, June 22, 2016

Axar Patel had Hamilton Masakadza lbw

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