Chamu Chibhabha      

Full name Chamunorwa Justice Chibhabha

Born September 6, 1986, Masvingo

Current age 28 years 364 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 75 75 2 1821 99 24.94 2872 63.40 0 13 172 11 24 0
T20Is 21 20 0 487 67 24.35 438 111.18 0 4 56 11 6 0
First-class 78 148 4 3963 105 27.52 4 23 44 0
List A 160 158 8 3811 121* 25.40 1 25 52 0
Twenty20 64 62 3 1554 86* 26.33 1357 114.51 0 12 150 44 22 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 75 42 1182 1291 26 2/25 2/25 49.65 6.55 45.4 0 0 0
T20Is 21 10 137 185 5 1/14 1/14 37.00 8.10 27.4 0 0 0
First-class 78 5740 3309 105 5/66 31.51 3.45 54.6 2 2 0
List A 160 2792 2592 72 3/29 3/29 36.00 5.57 38.7 0 0 0
Twenty20 64 43 694 959 34 4/32 4/32 28.20 8.29 20.4 1 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Aug 31, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Aug 7, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Nov 28, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Aug 9, 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 New Zealand at Harare, Aug 7, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Eagles v Zimbabweans at Kimberley, Sep 13, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Aug 9, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/18, 6 Zimbabwe v New Zealand Harare 9 Aug 2015 T20I # 450
0/20, 32 Zimbabwe v New Zealand Harare 7 Aug 2015 ODI # 3675
42 Zimbabwe v New Zealand Harare 4 Aug 2015 ODI # 3674
1/32, 42 Zimbabwe v New Zealand Harare 2 Aug 2015 ODI # 3673
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
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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Aug 7, 2015

Chamu Chibhabha attempts a swivel pull shot, Zimbabwe v New Zealand, third ODI, Harare, August 7, 2015

Chamu Chibhabha attempts a swivel pull shot

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Aug 4, 2015

Chamu Chibhabha plays it off his hips, Zimbabwe v New Zealand, 2nd ODI, Harare, August 4, 2015

Chamu Chibhabha plays it off his hips

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Aug 2, 2015

Nathan McCullum celebrates after dismissing Chamu Chibhabha, Zimbabwe v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Harare, August 2, 2015

Nathan McCullum celebrates after dismissing Chamu Chibhabha

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Results
Rocks v Tuskers at Masvingo - Mar 5-7, 2013
Rocks won by 6 wickets
Rhinos v Rocks at Kwekwe - Feb 26-Mar 1, 2013
Rhinos won by 118 runs
Eagles v Mountaineers at Harare - Feb 26-28, 2013
Mountaineers won by 8 wickets
Mountaineers v Tuskers at Mutare - Feb 19-22, 2013
Match drawn
Rocks v Eagles at Masvingo - Feb 19-22, 2013
Match drawn
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