Chamu Chibhabha      

Full name Chamunorwa Justice Chibhabha

Born September 6, 1986, Masvingo

Current age 29 years 237 days

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

Also known as Cham

Playing role Top-order batsman

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 93 93 2 2225 99 24.45 3463 64.25 0 16 210 14 31 0
T20Is 27 26 0 565 67 21.73 512 110.35 0 5 65 11 8 0
First-class 79 150 4 3977 105 27.23 4 23 45 0
List A 181 179 8 4353 121* 25.45 2 28 61 0
Twenty20 77 75 3 1839 86* 25.54 1598 115.08 0 14 178 50 25 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 93 53 1524 1515 33 4/25 4/25 45.90 5.96 46.1 1 0 0
T20Is 27 16 239 341 11 3/18 3/18 31.00 8.56 21.7 0 0 0
First-class 79 5818 3338 106 5/66 31.49 3.44 54.8 2 2 0
List A 181 3164 2830 80 4/25 4/25 35.37 5.36 39.5 1 0 0
Twenty20 77 53 838 1237 41 4/32 4/32 30.17 8.85 20.4 1 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Aug 31, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI Afghanistan v Zimbabwe at Sharjah, Jan 6, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Nov 28, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I Afghanistan v Zimbabwe at Sharjah, Jan 10, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Mashonaland v Manicaland at Harare, Mar 26-28, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Mashonaland Eagles v Matabeleland Tuskers at Harare, Nov 25-27, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Mashonaland v Manicaland at Harare, Feb 8, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Afghanistan v Zimbabwe at Sharjah, Jan 6, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Eagles v Zimbabweans at Kimberley, Sep 13, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Mountaineers v Mashonaland Eagles at Bulawayo, Feb 13, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
6, 1/16 Zimbabwe v HPCA XI Dharamsala 3 Mar 2016 Other T20
- Zimbabwe v West Indies Sharjah 29 Feb 2016 Other T20
37 Eagles v Mountaineers Bulawayo 13 Feb 2016 T20
14 Eagles v Rhinos Bulawayo 12 Feb 2016 T20
1/36, 13 Eagles v Mountaineers Bulawayo 11 Feb 2016 T20
0/47, 15 Eagles v Rhinos Bulawayo 10 Feb 2016 T20
46, 0/26 Eagles v Tuskers Bulawayo 10 Feb 2016 T20
24, 0/13 Eagles v Mountaineers Bulawayo 9 Feb 2016 T20
58 Eagles v Tuskers Bulawayo 9 Feb 2016 T20
1/56, 3 Zimbabwe v Afghanistan Sharjah 10 Jan 2016 T20I # 477
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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Nov 11, 2015

Chamu Chibhabha was bowled by Mustafizur Rahman off the second ball of the innings, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI, Mirpur, November 11, 2015

Chamu Chibhabha was bowled by Mustafizur Rahman off the second ball of the innings

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Nov 9, 2015

Chamu Chibhabha was bowled by Mashrafe Mortaza for 14, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Mirpur, November 9, 2015

Chamu Chibhabha was bowled by Mashrafe Mortaza for 14

© AFP

Oct 26, 2015

Dawlat Zadran bowled all his three victims, Zimbabwe v Afghanistan, 1st T20I, Bulawayo, October 26, 2015

Dawlat Zadran bowled all his three victims

© AFP

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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