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Chamu Chibhabha      

Full name Chamunorwa Justice Chibhabha

Born September 6, 1986, Masvingo

Current age 28 years 328 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Centrals, Mashonaland, Southern Rocks, Southerns, Zimbabwe A

Also known as Cham

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
ODIs 72 72 2 1705 99 24.35 2715 62.79 0 13 158 11 24 0
T20Is 20 19 0 481 67 25.31 432 111.34 0 4 55 11 6 0
First-class 78 148 4 3963 105 27.52 4 23 44 0
List A 157 155 8 3695 121* 25.13 1 25 52 0
Twenty20 63 61 3 1548 86* 26.68 1351 114.58 0 12 149 44 22 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 72 40 1116 1239 25 2/25 2/25 49.56 6.66 44.6 0 0 0
T20Is 20 9 125 167 5 1/14 1/14 33.40 8.01 25.0 0 0 0
First-class 78 5740 3309 105 5/66 31.51 3.45 54.6 2 2 0
List A 157 2726 2540 71 3/29 3/29 35.77 5.59 38.3 0 0 0
Twenty20 63 42 682 941 34 4/32 4/32 27.67 8.27 20.0 1 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Aug 31, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jul 14, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Nov 28, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jul 19, 2015 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Mashonaland v Manicaland at Harare, Mar 26-28, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Matabeleland Tuskers v Mashonaland Eagles at Bulawayo, Dec 9-12, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Mashonaland v Manicaland at Harare, Feb 8, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jul 14, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Eagles v Zimbabweans at Kimberley, Sep 13, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jul 19, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
67, 0/9 Zimbabwe v India Harare 19 Jul 2015 T20I # 442
23 Zimbabwe v India Harare 17 Jul 2015 T20I # 440
1/55, 82 Zimbabwe v India Harare 14 Jul 2015 ODI # 3667
1/27, 72 Zimbabwe v India Harare 12 Jul 2015 ODI # 3665
2/25, 3 Zimbabwe v India Harare 10 Jul 2015 ODI # 3662
0/23, 39* Zimbabwe v Pakistan Lahore 31 May 2015 ODI # 3653
99, 1/10 Zimbabwe v Pakistan Lahore 29 May 2015 ODI # 3652
- Zimbabwe v Pakistan Lahore 24 May 2015 T20I # 418
59 Eagles v Tuskers Bulawayo 21 Mar 2015 LA
7 Zimbabwe v India Auckland 14 Mar 2015 ODI # 3636
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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Jul 19, 2015

Malcolm Waller high-fives Chamu Chibhabha for taking a diving catch, Zimbabwe v India, 2nd T20I, Harare, July 19, 2015

Malcolm Waller high-fives Chamu Chibhabha for taking a diving catch

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Jul 14, 2015

Chamu Chibhabha plays it back to the bowler, Zimbabwe v India, 3rd ODI, Harare, July 14, 2015

Chamu Chibhabha plays it back to the bowler

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Jul 12, 2015

Chamu Chibhabha made a 100-ball 72, Zimbabwe v India, 2nd ODI, Harare, July 12, 2015

Chamu Chibhabha made a 100-ball 72

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Tournament Results
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Lord's - Jun 21, 2009
Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v West Indies at The Oval - Jun 19, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 57 runs
Pakistan v South Africa at Nottingham - Jun 18, 2009
Pakistan won by 7 runs
India v South Africa at Nottingham - Jun 16, 2009
South Africa won by 12 runs
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Nottingham - Jun 16, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 48 runs
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