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Chamu Chibhabha      

Full name Chamunorwa Justice Chibhabha

Born September 6, 1986, Masvingo

Current age 30 years 91 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 2 4 0 103 60 25.75 268 38.43 0 1 15 0 0 0
ODIs 100 100 2 2346 99 23.93 3701 63.38 0 16 222 14 32 0
T20Is 30 29 0 600 67 20.68 552 108.69 0 5 71 11 8 0
First-class 82 156 4 4095 105 26.94 4 24 45 0
List A 188 186 8 4474 121* 25.13 2 28 62 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
Tests 2 3 180 111 1 1/44 1/44 111.00 3.70 180.0 0 0 0
ODIs 100 57 1649 1593 35 4/25 4/25 45.51 5.79 47.1 1 0 0
T20Is 30 19 287 396 13 3/18 3/18 30.46 8.27 22.0 0 0 0
First-class 82 6022 3459 107 5/66 32.32 3.44 56.2 2 2 0
List A 188 3289 2908 82 4/25 4/25 35.46 5.30 40.1 1 0 0
Twenty20 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 Zimbabwe A v Pakistan A at Bulawayo, Oct 15-18, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Mashonaland v Manicaland at Harare, Feb 8, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Zimbabwe v West Indies at Bulawayo, Nov 25, 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
9 Zimbabwe v West Indies Bulawayo 25 Nov 2016 ODI # 3809
8 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Bulawayo 21 Nov 2016 ODI # 3807
25 Zimbabwe v West Indies Bulawayo 19 Nov 2016 ODI # 3806
18, 1/18 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Harare 14 Nov 2016 ODI # 3804
15, 0/10, 0 Zimbabwe A v Pakistan A Bulawayo 15 Oct 2016 FC
0/45, 60, 0/22, 21 Zimbabwe v New Zealand Bulawayo 6 Aug 2016 Test # 2214
15, 1/44, 7 Zimbabwe v New Zealand Bulawayo 28 Jul 2016 Test # 2210
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
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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Tour Results
West Indies v Zimbabwe at Roseau - Mar 20-22, 2013
West Indies won by an innings and 65 runs
West Indies v Zimbabwe at Bridgetown - Mar 12-14, 2013
West Indies won by 9 wickets
Sagicor v Zimbabweans at Bridgetown - Mar 7-9, 2013
Match drawn
West Indies v Zimbabwe at North Sound - Mar 3, 2013
West Indies won by 41 runs
West Indies v Zimbabwe at North Sound - Mar 2, 2013
West Indies won by 8 wickets (with 23 balls remaining)
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