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Hamilton Masakadza      

Full name Hamilton Masakadza

Born August 9, 1983, Harare

Current age 34 years 108 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 35 70 2 2071 158 30.45 4653 44.50 5 7 249 20 28 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 134 241 11 9236 208* 40.15 22 43 119 0
List A 305 303 19 9529 178* 33.55 9 62 134 0
T20s Insights on t20 114 113 15 3709 162* 37.84 2890 128.33 4 28 306 152 48 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 35 23 1152 482 16 3/24 3/24 30.12 2.51 72.0 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 134 4118 1824 62 4/11 29.41 2.65 66.4 0 0
List A 305 3284 2780 85 4/36 4/36 32.70 5.07 38.6 3 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 114 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 West Indies at Bulawayo, Oct 29-Nov 2, 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 Rising Stars v Mountaineers at Harare, Nov 12-15, 2017 scorecard
List A debut 2001
Last List A Zimbabwe Select XI v KNCB XI at Harare, Sep 29, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Eagles v Zimbabweans at Kimberley, Sep 13, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s Amo Sharks v Kabul Eagles at Kabul, Sep 13, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
10, 0/25, 36, 2/3 Mountaineers v Rising Stars Harare 12 Nov 2017 FC
147, 0/9, 5 Zimbabwe v West Indies Bulawayo 29 Oct 2017 Test # 2280 Insights on
42, 57 Zimbabwe v West Indies Bulawayo 21 Oct 2017 Test # 2279 Insights on
33 Zim Select v KNCB XI Harare 29 Sep 2017 LA
36, 3/21 Zim Select v KNCB XI Harare 27 Sep 2017 LA
13 Amo Sharks v Kabul Eagles Kabul 13 Sep 2017 T20
25 Amo Sharks v SGT Kabul 11 Sep 2017 T20
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
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 in Zimbabwe to do so - a watershed moment in the country's history. 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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Oct 29, 2017

Hamilton Masakadza lets one go from Jason Holder, Zimbabwe v West Indies, 2nd Test, Bulawayo, 1st day, October 29, 2017

Hamilton Masakadza lets one go from Jason Holder

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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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