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Vusi Sibanda      

Full name Vusimuzi Sibanda

Born October 10, 1983, Highfields, Harare

Current age 31 years 329 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Africa XI, Mid West Rhinos, Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Cricket Academy, Zimbabwe XI

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak

Vusimuzi Sibanda
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 14 28 0 591 93 21.10 1177 50.21 0 2 86 6 16 0
ODIs 124 123 4 2898 116 24.35 4555 63.62 2 20 320 33 42 0
T20Is 18 18 1 292 49 17.17 307 95.11 0 0 29 5 8 0
First-class 119 219 9 6919 217 32.94 17 28 140 0
List A 234 228 11 5507 190 25.37 4 35 87 0
Twenty20 44 44 3 867 70* 21.14 833 104.08 0 5 75 27 19 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 14 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 124 11 267 265 3 1/12 1/12 88.33 5.95 89.0 0 0 0
T20Is 18 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 119 2492 1503 33 5/55 45.54 3.61 75.5 1 1 0
List A 234 647 630 8 2/50 2/50 78.75 5.84 80.8 0 0 0
Twenty20 44 2 12 27 0 - - - 13.50 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v West Indies at Harare, Nov 4-8, 2003 scorecard
Last Test Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, Oct 25-27, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v West Indies at Bulawayo, Nov 22, 2003 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jul 12, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v Zimbabwe at Cape Town, Sep 12, 2007 scorecard
Last T20I Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Lahore, May 24, 2015 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2001/02
Last First-class Mid West Rhinos v Mountaineers at Kwekwe, Mar 12-14, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 2002/03
Last List A Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jul 12, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Eagles v Zimbabweans at Kimberley, Sep 13, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Lahore, May 24, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2 Zimbabwe v India Harare 12 Jul 2015 ODI # 3665
20 Zimbabwe v India Harare 10 Jul 2015 ODI # 3662
28* Zimbabwe v Pakistan Lahore 31 May 2015 ODI # 3653
13 Zimbabwe v Pakistan Lahore 29 May 2015 ODI # 3652
23 Zimbabwe v Pakistan Lahore 26 May 2015 ODI # 3651
49 Zimbabwe v Pakistan Lahore 24 May 2015 T20I # 418
13 Zimbabwe v Pakistan Lahore 22 May 2015 T20I # 417
18 Rhinos v Mountaineers Kwekwe 17 Mar 2015 LA
85, 20 Rhinos v Mountaineers Kwekwe 12 Mar 2015 FC
173, 1/10 Rhinos v Eagles Harare 3 Mar 2015 FC
Profile

Vusi Sibanda is a contemporary of Tatenda Taibu, Hamilton Masakadza and Stuart Matsikenyeri. Like them, he comes from the Harare township of Highfield and earned a ZCU scholarship to Churchill High School. Sibanda is an opening batsman and an occasional medium-pace bowler, and was a student at the CFX Academy in 2002. He scored 58 on debut against the West Indies, but his selection for the national team came too early, and despite failing to live up to his potential, the crisis in the national side meant that he kept his place long after others would have been discarded. Despite being a superb timer of the ball off both the front and back feet, he was slow to learn the ability to build a big innings and his selections were due almost entirely to his outstanding potential rather than actual performance. He has a very sound technique, but poor shot selection has often brought about his downfall. Coach Kevin Curran noted that he matured well on the West Indian tour in May 2006. He suffered a hand injury early on, but took his opportunities when given them, starting the tour with 52 at Georgetown, and finishing with a 78 and then a superb century in the Tri-Series final against Bermuda.

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May 31, 2015

Richmond Mutumbami and Vusi Sibanda celebrate a wicket, Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI, Lahore, May 31, 2015

Richmond Mutumbami and Vusi Sibanda celebrate a wicket

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May 29, 2015

Vusi Sibanda was bowled by Mohammed Hafeez after making a 47-ball 13, Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Lahore, May 29, 2015

Vusi Sibanda was bowled by Mohammed Hafeez after making a 47-ball 13

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May 24, 2015

Sean Williams and Vusi Sibanda added 68 runs for the second wicket, Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 2nd T20I, Lahore, May 24, 2015

Sean Williams and Vusi Sibanda added 68 runs for the second wicket

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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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