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Chamu Chibhabha      

Full name Chamunorwa Justice Chibhabha

Born September 6, 1986, Masvingo

Current age 31 years 19 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
Tests Insights on test 2 4 0 103 60 25.75 268 38.43 0 1 15 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 100 100 2 2346 99 23.93 3701 63.38 0 16 222 14 32 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 30 29 0 600 67 20.68 552 108.69 0 5 71 11 8 0
First-class 86 161 4 4313 127 27.47 5 24 47 0
List A 195 192 8 4644 121* 25.23 2 30 64 0
T20s Insights on t20 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
Tests Insights on test 2 3 180 111 1 1/44 1/44 111.00 3.70 180.0 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 100 57 1649 1593 35 4/25 4/25 45.51 5.79 47.1 1 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 30 19 287 396 13 3/18 3/18 30.46 8.27 22.0 0 0 0
First-class 86 6022 3459 107 5/66 32.32 3.44 56.2 2 2 0
List A 195 3379 2983 83 4/25 4/25 35.93 5.29 40.7 1 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 80 56 886 1292 43 4/32 4/32 30.04 8.74 20.6 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Jul 28-31, 2016 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Aug 6-10, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Aug 31, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v West Indies at Bulawayo, Nov 25, 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 Matabeleland Tuskers v Mashonaland Eagles at Bulawayo, Apr 19-22, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Mashonaland v Manicaland at Harare, Feb 8, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Netherlands v Zimbabwe at The Hague, Jun 24, 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
1/24, 0 Zimbabwe A v SA Emerging Harare 20 Aug 2017 Other OD
0/20, 9 Zimbabwe A v SA Emerging Harare 18 Aug 2017 Other OD
55, 1/24 Zimbabwe A v SA Emerging Harare 16 Aug 2017 Other OD
0/7, 4, 36 Zimbabwe A v SA Emerging Kwekwe 9 Aug 2017 Other
4, 1/32, 103 Zimbabwe A v SA Emerging Bulawayo 3 Aug 2017 Other
1/48, 5 Zimbabwe v Netherlands The Hague 24 Jun 2017 LA
65 Eagles v Tuskers Harare 6 Jun 2017 LA
59, 0/19 Eagles v Rhinos Kwekwe 2 Jun 2017 LA
2, 0/8 Eagles v Mountaineers Mutare 28 May 2017 LA
3 Eagles v Tuskers Bulawayo 25 May 2017 LA
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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Nov 25, 2016

Jason Holder took out Chamu Chibhabha early, Zimbabwe v West Indies, tri-series, Bulawayo, November 25, 2016

Jason Holder took out Chamu Chibhabha early

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Nov 21, 2016

Chamu Chibhabha was trapped in front by Nuwan Kulasekara for 8, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, tri-series, Bulawayo, November 21, 2016

Chamu Chibhabha was trapped in front by Nuwan Kulasekara for 8

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Nov 19, 2016

Chamu Chibhabha watches a leading edge land safely, Zimbabwe v West Indies, tri-nation series, Bulawayo, November 19, 2016

Chamu Chibhabha watches a leading edge land safely

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