Full name Regis Wiriranai Chakabva
Born September 20, 1987, Harare
Current age 29 years 311 days
Major teams Zimbabwe, Mashonaland Eagles, Northerns (Zimbabwe), Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Under-19s, Zimbabwe XI
Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Test debut||Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Nov 1-5, 2011 scorecard|
|Last Test||Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Colombo (RPS), Jul 14-18, 2017 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Kenya v Zimbabwe at Nairobi (Gym), Oct 19, 2008 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, Nov 11, 2015 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Pakistan v Zimbabwe at King City (NW), Oct 12, 2008 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, Nov 15, 2015 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Easterns (Zimbabwe) v Northerns (Zimbabwe) at Mutare, Apr 12-15, 2007 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Colombo (RPS), Jul 14-18, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Northerns (Zimbabwe) v Westerns at Harare, Mar 22, 2007 scorecard|
|Last List A||Mashonaland Eagles v Matabeleland Tuskers at Harare, Jun 6, 2017 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Northerns (Zimbabwe) v Southerns at Harare, Mar 19, 2008 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Mountaineers v Mashonaland Eagles at Bulawayo, Feb 13, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|12, 2c/1s, 6, 1c/0s||Zimbabwe||v Sri Lanka||Colombo (RPS)||14 Jul 2017||Test # 2263|
|4, 0c/0s||Eagles||v Tuskers||Harare||6 Jun 2017||LA|
|2, 1c/1s||Eagles||v Rhinos||Kwekwe||2 Jun 2017||LA|
|55, 1c/0s||Eagles||v Mountaineers||Mutare||28 May 2017||LA|
|2c/0s, 5||Eagles||v Tuskers||Bulawayo||25 May 2017||LA|
|33, 0c/0s||Zimbabwe A||v Namibia||Windhoek||4 May 2017||Other OD|
|58||Zimbabwe A||v Namibia||Windhoek||2 May 2017||Other OD|
|9||Zimbabwe A||v Namibia||Windhoek||30 Apr 2017||Other OD|
|4, 3c/0s, 99, 0c/0s||Eagles||v Tuskers||Bulawayo||19 Apr 2017||FC|
|37, 4c/0s, 2c/0s||Eagles||v Tuskers||Harare||22 Mar 2017||FC|
A doughty wicketkeeper-batsman, Regis Chakabva's path in cricket took him through Highfields, Churchill, on to Takashinga, provincial cricket and eventually regular appearances in Zimbabwe's Twenty20, ODI and Test teams. At each level, Chakabva has improved his game and he is maturing into a fine batsman and tidy wicketkeeper.
Chakabva represented Zimbabwe Under-19s at the Afro-Asia Under-19 Cup in 2005, but despite the rebel crisis and subsequent player drain, had to wait in line behind Tatenda Taibu, Brendan Taylor, Alester Maregwede and, latterly, Richmond Mutumbami in the national wicketkeeping stakes. Despite a disappointing run during the Pakistan Cricket Academy's visit in 2008, he was included in Zimbabwe's squad for their trip to Canada soon afterwards and made his international debut in a Twenty20 against Pakistan at King City. He got another chance during the Kenya Tri-Nation tournament, making his ODI debut against the hosts.
Chakabva had been with Northerns under the old domestic system, and with the re-structuring of Zimbabwe's domestic system, continued as Mashonaland Eagles' wicketkeeper. In 2011, he made it into the national Test XI for the one-off Test against New Zealand in November, but the pivotal turning point in his career came at the end of 2013. In a Logan Cup match against Mid West Rhinos, he cruised to an almost chanceless 240 - his first double ton, and the third highest individual score in the history of the Logan Cup (and not far off Guy Whittall's tournament record of 247). A Grade Cricket contract with the Farleigh Magpies in Mackay, Queensland marked the beginning of a bountiful year in 2014, and Chakabva added three more hundreds for Mashonaland Eagles before the end of the season. He was one the few bright points of Zimbabwe's tour of Bangladesh late in the year, with a maiden Test century and two fifties against the hosts.
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