Vusi Sibanda      

Full name Vusimuzi Sibanda

Born October 10, 1983, Highfields, Harare

Current age 34 years 65 days

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

Playing role Opening batsman

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 Insights on test 14 28 0 591 93 21.10 1177 50.21 0 2 86 6 16 0
ODIs Insights on odi 127 126 4 2994 116 24.54 4716 63.48 2 21 328 35 42 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 26 26 1 511 59 20.44 503 101.59 0 1 52 11 12 0
First-class 132 241 12 7644 217 33.37 18 33 155 0
List A 248 242 13 5978 190 26.10 4 39 92 0
T20s Insights on t20 66 66 6 1476 70* 24.60 1422 103.79 0 7 130 41 27 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 14 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs Insights on odi 127 11 267 265 3 1/12 1/12 88.33 5.95 89.0 0 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 26 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 132 2732 1653 38 5/55 43.50 3.63 71.8 1 1 0
List A 248 713 698 9 2/50 2/50 77.55 5.87 79.2 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 66 3 15 33 0 - - - 13.20 - 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, Jun 15, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v Zimbabwe at Cape Town, Sep 12, 2007 scorecard
Last T20I Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 22, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2001/02
Last First-class Matabeleland Tuskers v Mountaineers at Bulawayo, Dec 3-5, 2017 scorecard
List A debut 2002/03
Last List A Matabeleland Tuskers v Mountaineers at Bulawayo, Dec 1, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Eagles v Zimbabweans at Kimberley, Sep 13, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s Mis Ainak Knights v Band-e-Amir Dragons at Kabul, Sep 22, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
12 Mountaineers v Tuskers Bulawayo 3 Dec 2017 FC
87* Mountaineers v Tuskers Bulawayo 1 Dec 2017 LA
0/9, 0 Mountaineers v Eagles Harare 21 Nov 2017 FC
69, 28 Mountaineers v Rising Stars Harare 12 Nov 2017 FC
24 MAK v BEAD Kabul 22 Sep 2017 T20
36* MAK v BEAD Kabul 20 Sep 2017 T20
24 MAK v SGT Kabul 17 Sep 2017 T20
1 MAK v Kabul Eagles Kabul 16 Sep 2017 T20
42 MAK v Amo Sharks Kabul 14 Sep 2017 T20
0/6, 45 MAK v BDD Kabul 13 Sep 2017 T20
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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Jun 15, 2016

Vusi Sibanda attempts a sweep, Zimbabwe v India, Harare, June 15, 2016

Vusi Sibanda attempts a sweep

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Jun 15, 2016

Yuzvendra Chahal gets ready to take a catch to dismiss Vusi Sibanda, Zimbabwe v India, Harare, June 15, 2016

Yuzvendra Chahal gets ready to take a catch to dismiss Vusi Sibanda

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Jun 15, 2016

Vusi Sibanda plays a straight drive, Zimbabwe v India, Harare, June 15, 2016

Vusi Sibanda plays a straight drive

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