Prosper Utseya      

Full name Prosper Utseya

Born March 26, 1985, Harare

Current age 29 years 157 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Easterns (Zimbabwe), Mashonaland A, Mashonaland Eagles, Mountaineers, Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Board XI, Zimbabwe Select XI, Zimbabwe Under-19s, Zimbabwe XI

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Prosper Utseya
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 8 1 107 45 15.28 229 46.72 0 0 12 1 2 0
ODIs 158 127 46 1355 68* 16.72 2353 57.58 0 4 83 16 47 0
T20Is 29 17 6 66 13* 6.00 93 70.96 0 0 4 0 5 0
First-class 82 137 9 2756 115* 21.53 6515 42.30 1 15 33 0
List A 232 185 58 1987 68* 15.64 0 5 74 0
Twenty20 78 51 21 339 41* 11.30 398 85.17 0 0 19 8 23 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 6 753 410 10 3/60 5/192 41.00 3.26 75.3 0 0 0
ODIs 158 154 8229 5946 128 5/36 5/36 46.45 4.33 64.2 2 1 0
T20Is 29 29 635 697 24 3/25 3/25 29.04 6.58 26.4 0 0 0
First-class 82 14284 6509 217 7/56 29.99 2.73 65.8 8 8 2
List A 232 11668 8224 204 5/36 5/36 40.31 4.22 57.1 4 1 0
Twenty20 78 78 1704 1823 73 4/12 4/12 24.97 6.41 23.3 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, May 6-8, 2004 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Harare, Sep 10-14, 2013 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Bulawayo, Apr 20, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare, Aug 29, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Nov 28, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I United Arab Emirates v Zimbabwe at Sylhet, Mar 21, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2001/02
Last First-class Mashonaland Eagles v Matabeleland Tuskers at Harare, Apr 23-25, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Manicaland v Mashonaland at Mutare, Dec 3, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare, Aug 29, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Nov 28, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 United Arab Emirates v Zimbabwe at Sylhet, Mar 21, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
5/36, 5 Zimbabwe v South Africa Harare 29 Aug 2014 ODI # 3518
0/44, 9 Zimbabwe v Australia Harare 25 Aug 2014 ODI # 3513
2, 0/36 Zimbabwe v South Africa Bulawayo 21 Aug 2014 ODI # 3510
2/39, 15 Zimbabwe v South Africa Bulawayo 19 Aug 2014 ODI # 3508
1/44, 5 Zimbabwe v South Africa Bulawayo 17 Aug 2014 ODI # 3507
0/23 Zimbabwe v Afghanistan Bulawayo 20 Jul 2014 ODI # 3504
1/33 Zimbabwe v Afghanistan Bulawayo 18 Jul 2014 ODI # 3503
1/12, 5, 2/29 Eagles v Tuskers Harare 23 Apr 2014 FC
1/10, 1/49 Eagles v Rocks Harare 6 Apr 2014 FC
14, 1/52, 12 Eagles v Mountaineers Harare 29 Mar 2014 FC
Profile

Like so many in the new generation of Zimbabwe players, Prosper Utseya was first introduced to the game at Chipembere Primary School in the Harare township of Highfield, and won a ZCU scholarship to Churchill High School. A promising talent at school level, he made his first-class debut - opening the batting in the first innings - for Mashonaland A at the age of 15. He scored a fifty in a tight situation in just his second Logan Cup match, against Manicaland, a day before his 16th birthday, and soon moved into the Under-19 and Zimbabwe A sides, with some notable bowling performances along the way. In 2004, Utseya was unexpectedly thrust into the Zimbabwe national team against Sri Lanka at the age of 19 when the rebel players withdrew. Later that year, he was moved to Manicaland to strengthen the provincial side there, and was selected for the CFX Academy. Growing in experience, he took his first first-class five-wicket haul - 5 for 32 - against Manicaland in October of that year, and continued to hold a place in a weakened national side, taking up the captaincy from Terry Duffin in 2006.

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Aug 29, 2014

JP Duminy was trapped lbw by Prosper Utseya, Zimbabwe v South Africa, tri-series, Harare, August 29, 2014

JP Duminy was trapped lbw by Prosper Utseya

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Aug 29, 2014

Prosper Utseya holds up the match ball after his five-for, Zimbabwe v South Africa, tri-series, Harare, August 29, 2014

Prosper Utseya holds up the match ball after his five-for

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Aug 29, 2014

Prosper Utseya became the second Zimbabwe player to claim a hat-trick, Zimbabwe v South Africa, tri-series, Harare, August 29, 2014

Prosper Utseya became the second Zimbabwe player to claim a hat-trick

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Tour Results
Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Bulawayo - Aug 21, 2011
Bangladesh won by 93 runs
Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Bulawayo - Aug 19, 2011
Bangladesh won by 6 wickets (with 80 balls remaining)
Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Harare - Aug 16, 2011
Zimbabwe won by 5 runs
Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Harare - Aug 14, 2011
Zimbabwe won by 7 wickets (with 35 balls remaining)
Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Harare - Aug 12, 2011
Zimbabwe won by 4 wickets (with 52 balls remaining)
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