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Brighton Watambwa      

Full name Brighton Tonderai Watambwa

Born June 9, 1977, Salisbury (now Harare)

Current age 37 years 46 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Mashonaland, Mashonaland A

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Brighton Tonderai Watambwa
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 8 5 11 4* 3.66 59 18.64 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 21 22 10 70 14* 5.83 0 0 5 0
List A 12 9 2 15 6* 2.14 0 0 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 9 931 490 14 4/64 6/112 35.00 3.15 66.5 1 0 0
First-class 21 3076 1720 66 6/96 26.06 3.35 46.6 3 0
List A 12 598 535 9 2/37 2/37 59.44 5.36 66.4 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Bulawayo, Apr 19-22, 2001 scorecard
Last Test India v Zimbabwe at Delhi, Feb 28-Mar 4, 2002 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1997-2002
List A span 1997-2002
Profile

Brighton Watambwa burst onto the international scene in 2001 as a fast bowler, wayward but full of raw aggression and promise. In six Tests he did enough to show that he was one of Zimbabwe's rising stars, but off the field he clashed with the authorities, refusing to toe the line with the board's increasing politicisation. He was punished with an offer of a contract he considered derisory, and in 2002 he decided to turn his back on Zimbabwe and move to America where he soon found a place at the University of Miami. He continued playing cricket in Florida, and is likely to feature in the US team once his four-year qualification period ends.
Martin Williamson September 2005

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Mar 1, 2002

India v Zimbabwe, 2nd Test match, Day Two, Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi, 28 Feb-4 March 2002

Brighton Watambwa all pumped up after Friend brilliantly ran out Dravid

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Jun 8, 2001

Brighton Watambwa and Guy Whittall celebrate the wicket of Javagal Srinath, 1st Test, Zimbabwe v India, Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo,  June 8, 2001

Brighton Watambwa and Guy Whittall celebrate the wicket of Javagal Srinath

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Jun 8, 2001

Brighton Watambwa has a loud shout against Sachin Tendulkar turned down, 1st Test, Zimbabwe v India, Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, June 8, 2001

Brighton Watambwa has a loud shout against Sachin Tendulkar turned down

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