Tawanda Mupariwa      

Full name Tawanda Mupariwa

Born April 16, 1985, Bulawayo

Current age 29 years 257 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Africa XI, Matabeleland, Matabeleland Tuskers, Westerns, Zimbabwe Select XI

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Relation Brother - TT Mupariwa

Tawanda Mupariwa
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 1 15 14 15.00 45 33.33 0 0 2 0 0 0
ODIs 35 28 9 165 33 8.68 305 54.09 0 0 12 1 8 0
T20Is 4 2 2 5 3* - 3 166.66 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 79 129 23 1690 64* 15.94 0 4 34 0
List A 109 81 21 757 49 12.61 0 0 23 0
Twenty20 35 23 9 211 37* 15.07 198 106.56 0 0 11 9 10 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 1 204 136 0 - - - 4.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 35 35 1773 1446 55 4/39 4/39 26.29 4.89 32.2 3 0 0
T20Is 4 4 78 94 1 1/22 1/22 94.00 7.23 78.0 0 0 0
First-class 79 12590 5967 234 7/42 25.50 2.84 53.8 9 8 2
List A 109 4886 3885 143 4/24 4/24 27.16 4.77 34.1 5 0 0
Twenty20 35 33 612 761 19 2/11 2/11 40.05 7.46 32.2 0 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Bulawayo, May 14-17, 2004 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Apr 27, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Bulawayo, Aug 16, 2009 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v Zimbabwe at Cape Town, Sep 12, 2007 scorecard
Last T20I Canada v Zimbabwe at King City (NW), Oct 11, 2008 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2001/02
Last First-class Matabeleland Tuskers v Mashonaland Eagles at Bulawayo, Dec 9-12, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Midlands v Matabeleland at Kwekwe, Dec 3, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Matabeleland Tuskers v Mashonaland Eagles at Bulawayo, Dec 7, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Australia v Zimbabwe at Cape Town, Sep 12, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Matabeleland Tuskers v Southern Rocks at Bulawayo, Jan 6, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
19*, 3/32, 2/46 Tuskers v Eagles Bulawayo 9 Dec 2014 FC
1/27, 13* Tuskers v Eagles Bulawayo 7 Dec 2014 LA
3/34, 57*, 1/22 Tuskers v Rhinos Kwekwe 24 Nov 2014 FC
23, 3/13 Tuskers v Rhinos Kwekwe 22 Nov 2014 LA
3/33, 27, 3/45 Tuskers v Mountaineers Bulawayo 11 Nov 2014 FC
1*, 0/24 Tuskers v Mountaineers Bulawayo 9 Nov 2014 LA
19, 0/17 Zimbabwe A v Bangladesh A Fatullah 30 Sep 2014 LA
3*, 3/41 Zimbabwe A v Bangladesh A Fatullah 28 Sep 2014 LA
1, 0/28, 4 Zimbabwe A v Bangladesh A Cox's Bazar 14 Sep 2014 FC
17, 3/36 Tuskers v Eagles Harare 22 Apr 2014 LA
Profile

After being controversially omitted from the Zimbabwe Under-19 team, Tawanda Mupariwa's outstanding form as a pace bowler for Matabeleland in the Logan Cup in 2003-04 forced the national selectors to fast-track him into the national squad when the 'rebel' players withdrew from the series against Sri Lanka. Mupariwa, a product of the Bulawayo development programme, is an accurate medium-pace bowler with a slender build. He relies on mainly on accuracy but has the ability to swing and seam the ball, and possesses a deceptive slower delivery. Mupariwa started off as a wicketkeeper but Wisdom Siziba claimed that position in the local development team. When he joined the Bulawayo Athletic Club, which is associated with the development side, the former umpire Chuck Coventry encouraged him to develop his pace bowling. Although he failed to get selected after the trials for the national Under-16 team, Mike Whiley was impressed enough to offer him a scholarship at Milton High School. He was selected for the CFX Academy in 2004. He began the 2006 West Indies tour as a fringe player, but made such outstanding progress that he finished as Zimbabwe's first-choice new-ball bowler. His batting also developed as he worked hard at it, and he is a competent fielder. Kevin Curran, the former Zimbabwe coach, named him a good learner with the right attitude, and perhaps the player who made more progress than any other on that tour. In 2008, he was the fastest Zimbabwe bowler to 50 ODI wickets, getting there in 28 games, nine fewer than Eddo Brandes. Despite his enviable one-day credentials, he fell out of favour as Zimbabwe searched for genuine pace bowlers but remains a consistent performer at domestic level and could well push for national selection once again in the future.
Steven Price September 2010

Latest Articles
Latest Photos

Oct 19, 2009

Tawanda Mupariwa steams in, Matabeleland Tuskers v Mashonaland Eagles, Faithwear Metbank One-Day Competition, October 19, 2009

Tawanda Mupariwa steams in

© Zimbabwe Cricket

Jan 19, 2009

Ray Price and Tawanda Mupariwa celebrate Zimbabwe's win, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 1st ODI, Mirpur, January 19, 2009

Ray Price and Tawanda Mupariwa celebrate Zimbabwe's win

© AFP

Jan 19, 2009

Tawanda Mupariwa turned in a very tidy opening spell, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 1st ODI, Mirpur, January 19, 2009

Tawanda Mupariwa turned in a very tidy opening spell

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Tour Results
West Indies v Pakistan at Kingstown - Jul 28, 2013
Pakistan won by 11 runs
West Indies v Pakistan at Kingstown - Jul 27, 2013
Pakistan won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 24, 2013
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 21, 2013
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining) (D/L method)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 19, 2013
Match tied
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