Full name Chamunorwa Justice Chibhabha
Born September 6, 1986, Masvingo
Current age 30 years 198 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
|Test debut||Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Jul 28-31, 2016 scorecard|
|Last Test||Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Aug 6-10, 2016 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Aug 31, 2005 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Zimbabwe v West Indies at Bulawayo, Nov 25, 2016 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Nov 28, 2006 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 22, 2016 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Mashonaland v Manicaland at Harare, Mar 26-28, 2004 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Mashonaland Eagles v Matabeleland Tuskers at Harare, Mar 4-7, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Mashonaland v Manicaland at Harare, Feb 8, 2004 scorecard|
|Last List A||Mashonaland Eagles v Mid West Rhinos at Harare, Feb 12, 2017 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Eagles v Zimbabweans at Kimberley, Sep 13, 2006 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 22, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|35||Eagles||v Tuskers||Harare||4 Mar 2017||FC|
|10||Eagles||v Rhinos||Kwekwe||21 Feb 2017||FC|
|-||Eagles||v Rhinos||Harare||12 Feb 2017||LA|
|36||Eagles||v Mountaineers||Harare||10 Feb 2017||LA|
|9||Zimbabwe||v West Indies||Bulawayo||25 Nov 2016||ODI # 3809|
|8||Zimbabwe||v Sri Lanka||Bulawayo||21 Nov 2016||ODI # 3807|
|25||Zimbabwe||v West Indies||Bulawayo||19 Nov 2016||ODI # 3806|
|18, 1/18||Zimbabwe||v Sri Lanka||Harare||14 Nov 2016||ODI # 3804|
|15, 0/10, 0||Zimbabwe A||v Pakistan A||Bulawayo||15 Oct 2016||FC|
|0/45, 60, 0/22, 21||Zimbabwe||v New Zealand||Bulawayo||6 Aug 2016||Test # 2214|
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.
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