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Chamu Chibhabha      

Full name Chamunorwa Justice Chibhabha

Born September 6, 1986, Masvingo

Current age 29 years 328 days

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

Also known as Cham

Playing role Top-order batsman

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 96 96 2 2286 99 24.31 3597 63.55 0 16 214 14 31 0
T20Is 30 29 0 600 67 20.68 552 108.69 0 5 71 11 8 0
First-class 79 150 4 3977 105 27.23 4 23 45 0
List A 184 182 8 4414 121* 25.36 2 28 61 0
Twenty20 80 78 3 1874 86* 24.98 1638 114.40 0 14 184 50 25 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 96 56 1637 1575 34 4/25 4/25 46.32 5.77 48.1 1 0 0
T20Is 30 19 287 396 13 3/18 3/18 30.46 8.27 22.0 0 0 0
First-class 79 5818 3338 106 5/66 31.49 3.44 54.8 2 2 0
List A 184 3277 2890 81 4/25 4/25 35.67 5.29 40.4 1 0 0
Twenty20 80 56 886 1292 43 4/32 4/32 30.04 8.74 20.6 1 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Aug 31, 2005 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 Mashonaland v Manicaland at Harare, Mar 26-28, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Mashonaland Eagles v Matabeleland Tuskers at Harare, Nov 25-27, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Mashonaland v Manicaland at Harare, Feb 8, 2004 scorecard
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
0/19, 5 Zimbabwe v India Harare 22 Jun 2016 T20I # 560
10, 0/23 Zimbabwe v India Harare 20 Jun 2016 T20I # 559
20, 2/13 Zimbabwe v India Harare 18 Jun 2016 T20I # 558
27, 0/15 Zimbabwe v India Harare 15 Jun 2016 ODI # 3746
21, 1/31 Zimbabwe v India Harare 13 Jun 2016 ODI # 3744
13, 0/14 Zimbabwe v India Harare 11 Jun 2016 ODI # 3742
6, 1/16 Zimbabwe v HPCA XI Dharamsala 3 Mar 2016 Other T20
- Zimbabwe v West Indies Sharjah 29 Feb 2016 Other T20
37 Eagles v Mountaineers Bulawayo 13 Feb 2016 T20
14 Eagles v Rhinos Bulawayo 12 Feb 2016 T20
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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Jul 28, 2016

Chamu Chibhabha tucks the ball onto the leg side, Zimbabwe v New Zealand, 1st Test, Bulawayo, 1st day, July 28, 2016

Chamu Chibhabha tucks the ball onto the leg side

© AFP

Jun 11, 2016

Chamu Chibhabha did not move his feet and lost one of his stumps, Zimbabwe v India, 1st ODI, Harare, June 11, 2016

Chamu Chibhabha did not move his feet and lost one of his stumps

© Associated Press

Nov 11, 2015

Chamu Chibhabha was bowled by Mustafizur Rahman off the second ball of the innings, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI, Mirpur, November 11, 2015

Chamu Chibhabha was bowled by Mustafizur Rahman off the second ball of the innings

© Associated Press

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo - Jul 28-Aug 1
Zimbabwe 164 & 121/5 (21 ov) New Zealand 576/6d
2nd Test: Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo
Aug 6-10, 2016 (09:30 local | 07:30 GMT | 03:30 EDT | 02:30 CDT | 00:30 PDT)
Zimbabwe v Free State at East London
Sep 9, 2016 (12:45 local | 10:45 GMT | 06:45 EDT | 05:45 CDT | 03:45 PDT)
Border v Zimbabwe at East London
Sep 10, 2016 (16:30 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
Zimbabwe v Easterns at East London
Sep 11, 2016 (09:45 local | 07:45 GMT | 03:45 EDT | 02:45 CDT | 00:45 PDT)
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