Vusi Sibanda      

Full name Vusimuzi Sibanda

Born October 10, 1983, Highfields, Harare

Current age 32 years 353 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Africa XI, Mid West Rhinos, Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Cricket Academy, Zimbabwe XI

Playing role Opening batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak

Vusimuzi Sibanda
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 14 28 0 591 93 21.10 1177 50.21 0 2 86 6 16 0
ODIs 127 126 4 2994 116 24.54 4716 63.48 2 21 328 35 42 0
T20Is 26 26 1 511 59 20.44 503 101.59 0 1 52 11 12 0
First-class 125 230 10 7341 217 33.36 18 31 147 0
List A 242 236 12 5786 190 25.83 4 38 89 0
Twenty20 59 59 5 1245 70* 23.05 1187 104.88 0 6 108 37 25 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 14 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 127 11 267 265 3 1/12 1/12 88.33 5.95 89.0 0 0 0
T20Is 26 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 125 2696 1623 38 5/55 42.71 3.61 70.9 1 1 0
List A 242 707 689 9 2/50 2/50 76.55 5.84 78.5 0 0 0
Twenty20 59 2 12 27 0 - - - 13.50 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v West Indies at Harare, Nov 4-8, 2003 scorecard
Last Test Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, Oct 25-27, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v West Indies at Bulawayo, Nov 22, 2003 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 15, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v Zimbabwe at Cape Town, Sep 12, 2007 scorecard
Last T20I Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 22, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2001/02
Last First-class Mountaineers v Mid West Rhinos at Harare, Jan 8-11, 2016 scorecard
List A debut 2002/03
Last List A Zimbabwe A v Pakistan A at Harare, Sep 26, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Eagles v Zimbabweans at Kimberley, Sep 13, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 22, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
22, 0/26 Zimbabwe A v Pakistan A Harare 26 Sep 2016 LA
0, 37 Zimbabwe A v N Zealanders Harare 22 Jul 2016 Other
28 Zimbabwe v India Harare 22 Jun 2016 T20I # 560
38 Zimbabwe v India Harare 15 Jun 2016 ODI # 3746
53 Zimbabwe v India Harare 13 Jun 2016 ODI # 3744
5 Zimbabwe v India Harare 11 Jun 2016 ODI # 3742
13 Zimbabwe v Afghanistan Nagpur 12 Mar 2016 T20I # 531
4 Zimbabwe v Scotland Nagpur 10 Mar 2016 T20I # 527
59 Zimbabwe v Hong Kong Nagpur 8 Mar 2016 T20I # 522
18 Zimbabwe v Ireland Dharamsala 5 Mar 2016 Other T20
Profile

Vusi Sibanda is a contemporary of Tatenda Taibu, Hamilton Masakadza and Stuart Matsikenyeri. Like them, he comes from the Harare township of Highfield and earned a ZCU scholarship to Churchill High School. Sibanda is an opening batsman and an occasional medium-pace bowler, and was a student at the CFX Academy in 2002. He scored 58 on debut against the West Indies, but his selection for the national team came too early, and despite failing to live up to his potential, the crisis in the national side meant that he kept his place long after others would have been discarded. Despite being a superb timer of the ball off both the front and back feet, he was slow to learn the ability to build a big innings and his selections were due almost entirely to his outstanding potential rather than actual performance. He has a very sound technique, but poor shot selection has often brought about his downfall. Coach Kevin Curran noted that he matured well on the West Indian tour in May 2006. He suffered a hand injury early on, but took his opportunities when given them, starting the tour with 52 at Georgetown, and finishing with a 78 and then a superb century in the Tri-Series final against Bermuda.

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Jun 15, 2016

Vusi Sibanda attempts a sweep, Zimbabwe v India, Harare, June 15, 2016

Vusi Sibanda attempts a sweep

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Jun 15, 2016

Yuzvendra Chahal gets ready to take a catch to dismiss Vusi Sibanda, Zimbabwe v India, Harare, June 15, 2016

Yuzvendra Chahal gets ready to take a catch to dismiss Vusi Sibanda

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Jun 15, 2016

Vusi Sibanda plays a straight drive, Zimbabwe v India, Harare, June 15, 2016

Vusi Sibanda plays a straight drive

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Tour Results
Zimbabwe v India at Bulawayo - Aug 3, 2013
India won by 7 wickets (with 96 balls remaining)
Zimbabwe v India at Bulawayo - Aug 1, 2013
India won by 9 wickets (with 115 balls remaining)
Zimbabwe v India at Harare - Jul 28, 2013
India won by 7 wickets (with 87 balls remaining)
Zimbabwe v India at Harare - Jul 26, 2013
India won by 58 runs
Zimbabwe v India at Harare - Jul 24, 2013
India won by 6 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
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