Chamu Chibhabha      

Full name Chamunorwa Justice Chibhabha

Born September 6, 1986, Masvingo

Current age 32 years 230 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
Tests 3 6 0 124 60 20.66 341 36.36 0 1 18 0 0 0
ODIs 103 103 2 2389 99 23.65 3784 63.13 0 16 226 14 33 0
T20Is 33 32 0 621 67 19.40 570 108.94 0 5 72 12 9 0
First-class 96 178 4 4715 127 27.09 6 25 55 0
List A 212 209 9 4989 121* 24.94 2 33 72 0
T20s 83 81 3 1895 86* 24.29 1656 114.43 0 14 185 51 26 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 4 246 162 1 1/44 1/44 162.00 3.95 246.0 0 0 0
ODIs 103 58 1667 1615 35 4/25 4/25 46.14 5.81 47.6 1 0 0
T20Is 33 22 323 455 14 3/18 3/18 32.50 8.45 23.0 0 0 0
First-class 96 6661 3800 123 5/66 30.89 3.42 54.1 3 2 0
List A 212 3672 3177 91 4/25 4/25 34.91 5.19 40.3 1 0 0
T20s 83 59 922 1351 44 4/32 4/32 30.70 8.79 20.9 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Jul 28-31, 2016 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Zimbabwe at Port Elizabeth, Dec 26-27, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Aug 31, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Bulawayo, Jul 18, 2018 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Nov 28, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Zimbabwe at East London, Oct 9, 2018 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Mashonaland v Manicaland at Harare, Mar 26-28, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Mashonaland Eagles v Mountaineers at Harare, Feb 7-10, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Mashonaland v Manicaland at Harare, Feb 8, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Mashonaland Eagles v Matabeleland Tuskers at Harare, Mar 9, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Eagles v Zimbabweans at Kimberley, Sep 13, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s South Africa v Zimbabwe at East London, Oct 9, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/43, 11 Eagles v Tuskers Harare 9 Mar 2019 LA
16, 3/24 Eagles v Mountaineers Mutare 24 Feb 2019 LA
10, 0/28 Eagles v Mountaineers Mutare 23 Feb 2019 LA
3/89, 46, 9 Eagles v Mountaineers Harare 7 Feb 2019 FC
1/30, 56, 0/34, 4 Eagles v Rhinos Harare 1 Feb 2019 FC
2/30 Eagles v Mountaineers Harare 14 Jan 2019 FC
2/59, 3, 4/19 Eagles v Rhinos Harare 14 Dec 2018 FC
3/40, 1 Eagles v Rhinos Harare 12 Dec 2018 LA
1/10, 7, 3/19, 24 Eagles v Tuskers Harare 3 Dec 2018 FC
0/11, 3 Zimbabwe v South Africa East London 9 Oct 2018 T20I # 698
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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Jul 1, 2018

Chamu Chibhabha fields off his own bowling, Zimbabwe v Pakistan, T20I tri-series Match 1, Harare, July 1, 2018

Chamu Chibhabha fields off his own bowling

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Dec 27, 2017

Kagiso Rabada celebrates the wicket of Chamu Chibhabha, South Africa v Zimbabwe, only Test, 2nd day, Port Elizabeth, December 27, 2017

Kagiso Rabada celebrates the wicket of Chamu Chibhabha

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Nov 25, 2016

Jason Holder took out Chamu Chibhabha early, Zimbabwe v West Indies, tri-series, Bulawayo, November 25, 2016

Jason Holder took out Chamu Chibhabha early

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