Tafadzwa Kamungozi      

Full name Tafadzwa Kamungozi

Born June 8, 1987, Harare

Current age 27 years 265 days

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

Nickname Faffie

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Tafadzwa Kamungozi
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 5 5 2.50 10 50.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
ODIs 14 11 6 27 12* 5.40 55 49.09 0 0 5 0 6 0
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
First-class 45 76 8 750 71* 11.02 0 1 20 0
List A 78 53 14 300 26 7.69 570 52.63 0 0 22 0 22 0
Twenty20 26 11 2 34 13 3.77 47 72.34 0 0 3 0 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 2 156 58 1 1/51 1/58 58.00 2.23 156.0 0 0 0
ODIs 14 13 636 548 12 2/36 2/36 45.66 5.16 53.0 0 0 0
T20Is 1 1 12 17 0 - - - 8.50 - 0 0 0
First-class 45 71 8025 4039 108 8/125 8/169 37.39 3.01 74.3 3 4 0
List A 78 77 3752 2668 79 6/13 6/13 33.77 4.26 47.4 3 1 0
Twenty20 26 25 456 564 16 2/10 2/10 35.25 7.42 28.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, Oct 25-27, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v Zimbabwe at Potchefstroom, Sep 20, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v Zimbabwe at Canberra, Feb 24, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
Only T20I Ireland v Zimbabwe at Sylhet, Mar 17, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Easterns (Zimbabwe) v Southerns at Mutare, Apr 19-22, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, Oct 25-27, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Manicaland v Masvingo at Harare, Feb 2, 2006 scorecard
Last List A West Indies v Zimbabwe at Canberra, Feb 24, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Eagles v Zimbabweans at Kimberley, Sep 13, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Ireland v Zimbabwe at Sylhet, Mar 17, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/37, 6* Zimbabwe v West Indies Canberra 24 Feb 2015 ODI # 3612
0/53 Zimbabwe v U.A.E. Nelson 19 Feb 2015 ODI # 3606
1/34, 0* Zimbabwe v South Africa Hamilton 15 Feb 2015 ODI # 3601
0/24 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Lincoln 11 Feb 2015 Other OD
1/29 Zimbabwe v New Zealand Lincoln 9 Feb 2015 Other OD
1/58 Zimbabweans v ND-XI Gisborne 4 Feb 2015 Other OD
1/34 Zimbabweans v ND-XI Gisborne 2 Feb 2015 Other OD
1/39, 26 Rhinos v Eagles Kwekwe 21 Jan 2015 LA
1/45, 3 Rhinos v Tuskers Bulawayo 17 Jan 2015 LA
0/28 Rhinos v Mountaineers Mutare 14 Jan 2015 LA
Profile

Spinners of all types appear to have proliferated in Zimbabwe in recent years and Tafadzwa Kamungozi, a legspinner from Harare, is one who has shown reaonable promise. Born in Harare, Kamungozi first learned to play cricket at Chengu Primary School in the township of Highfield. He was a seam bowler at first, but while a student at Highfield High, at around the time he joined Takashinga Cricket Club, he changed to leg spin. He lived close to the Takashinga ground and came under the tutelage of coaches Stephen Mangongo and Walter Chawaguta. Joining Takashinga was also his only chance to continue playing cricket, as the sport was not played at his high school. Kamungozi was never chosen for a national age-group team and made a somewhat unexpected international debut against South Africa in an ODI in September 2006, at the age of 19. South Africa demolished a woefully under-strength Zimbabwe side, scoring 420, but Kamungozi escaped with relatively light punishment and picked up the wickets of Loots Bosman and Justin Kemp. The following month he toured India with the Zimbabwean team for the ICC Champions Trophy, and did reasonably well against both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. It wasn't until 2014 that Kamungozi was once again called upon by Zimbabwe, this time for the World T20. While his performances there were nothing special, progress was clearly being made and Kamungozi's efforts on an A tour later that year led to a place in Zimbabwe's full side for their trip to Bangladesh. On an otherwise torrid tour, Kamungozi shone with six wickets in five ODIs, and an economy rate of just over four an over. He made his Test debut in Mirpur, and beat stiff competition from offspinner John Nyumbu to be included in Zimbabwe's squad for the 2015 World Cup.
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Feb 15, 2015

Craig Ervine celebrates after pulling off a hokey pokey catch to dismiss AB de Villiers, South Africa v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Hamilton, February 15, 2015

Craig Ervine celebrates after pulling off a hokey-pokey catch to dismiss AB de Villiers

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Feb 15, 2015

Tafadzwa Kamungozi grabbed eyeballs with his funky hairstyle, South Africa v Zimbabwe, Group B, World Cup 2015, Hamilton, February 15, 2015

Tafadzwa Kamungozi grabbed eyeballs with his funky hairstyle

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Feb 15, 2015

Zimbabwe players mob Tafadzwa Kamungozi,  South Africa v Zimbabwe, Group B, World Cup 2015, Hamilton, February 15, 2015

Zimbabwe players mob Tafadzwa Kamungozi

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Country Fixtures Country Results
23rd Match, Pool B: Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Brisbane
Mar 1, 2015 (13:30 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST -1d | 21:30 CST -1d | 19:30 PST -1d)
Eagles v Rhinos at Harare
Mar 1, 2015 (09:30 local | 07:30 GMT | 02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST -1d)
Tuskers v Mountaineers at Bulawayo
Mar 1, 2015 (09:30 local | 07:30 GMT | 02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST -1d)
Eagles v Rhinos at Harare
Mar 3-6, 2015 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
Tuskers v Mountaineers at Bulawayo
Mar 3-6, 2015 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
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