Full name Benson Mwita Nyaikini
Born December 5, 1987, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Current age 29 years 109 days
Major teams Tanzania, Tanzania Under-19s
Playing role Middle-order batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/33, 60||Tanzania||v Nigeria||Kuala Lumpur||13 Mar 2014||Other OD|
|4, 4/14||Tanzania||v Cayman Is||Kuala Lumpur||12 Mar 2014||Other OD|
|5, 2/41||Tanzania||v Nigeria||Kuala Lumpur||10 Mar 2014||Other OD|
|0, 3/14||Tanzania||v Guernsey||Kuala Lumpur||9 Mar 2014||Other OD|
|2/41, 48||Tanzania||v Jersey||Kuala Lumpur||7 Mar 2014||Other OD|
|2/42, 2||Tanzania||v Malaysia||Kuala Lumpur||6 Mar 2014||Other OD|
|4/23, 50||Tanzania||v Botswana||Kampala||28 Feb 2013||Other T20|
|1/16, 7||Tanzania||v Uganda||Kampala||27 Feb 2013||Other T20|
|55, 3/12||Tanzania||v Nigeria||Kampala||27 Feb 2013||Other T20|
|1/49, 1||Tanzania||v Kenya||Kampala||26 Feb 2013||Other T20|
Groomed from his youth by spells in Tanzania's age-group sides, Benson Mwita is a bowling allrounder who made his debut for the senior national team at the Six Nations World Cup Qualifying Tournament in Zambia in 2004, while still a regular in the Under-19 side. He returned to the national side for Tanzania's successful run at the World Cricket League Africa Region Division Two tournament in 2006, coming on first-change and picking up 12 wickets in the tournament, including two four-wicket hauls. With Tanzania ascending to Division One, Mwita was given the new ball and celebrated by picking up 4 for 45 against a strong Scotland side in January 2007. Tanzania still lost that match, however, and soon slipped back down to Division Four. Mwita took the new ball for Tanzania at the Division Four tournament in Italy in 2010 with reasonable success, and also continued to chip in with the bat - most notably guiding the side to a three-wicket win over Argentina with an aggressive, unbeaten 46.
Liam Brickhill August 2010
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