Hamilton Masakadza      

Full name Hamilton Masakadza

Born August 9, 1983, Harare

Current age 36 years 41 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Easterns (Zimbabwe), Kalabagan Cricket Academy, Manicaland, Mashonaland, Mountaineers, Sylhet Royals, Zimbabwe XI

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Brother - SW Masakadza, Brother - WP Masakadza

Hamilton Masakadza
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 38 76 2 2223 158 30.04 5009 44.38 5 8 264 23 29 0
ODIs 209 208 4 5658 178* 27.73 7728 73.21 5 34 585 86 71 0
T20Is 65 65 2 1591 93* 25.25 1376 115.62 0 10 147 60 25 0
First-class 140 251 11 9564 208* 39.85 23 44 124 0
List A 345 343 22 10532 178* 32.80 9 70 139 0
T20s 129 128 15 3887 162* 34.39 3086 125.95 4 28 322 161 57 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 38 24 1164 489 16 3/24 3/24 30.56 2.52 72.7 0 0 0
ODIs 209 85 1844 1636 39 3/39 3/39 41.94 5.32 47.2 0 0 0
T20Is 65 9 72 113 2 1/4 1/4 56.50 9.41 36.0 0 0 0
First-class 140 4130 1831 62 4/11 29.53 2.66 66.6 0 0
List A 345 3350 2856 86 4/36 4/36 33.20 5.11 38.9 3 0 0
T20s 129 29 336 380 19 2/6 2/6 20.00 6.78 17.6 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v West Indies at Harare, Jul 27-31, 2001 scorecard
Last Test Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, Nov 11-15, 2018 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v South Africa at Bulawayo, Sep 23, 2001 scorecard
Last ODI Ireland v Zimbabwe at Belfast, Jul 7, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Nov 28, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chattogram, Sep 18, 2019 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1999/00
Last First-class Matabeleland Tuskers v Mountaineers at Harare, Feb 13-16, 2019 scorecard
List A debut 2001
Last List A Ireland v Zimbabwe at Belfast, Jul 7, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Eagles v Zimbabweans at Kimberley, Sep 13, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chattogram, Sep 18, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
25 Zimbabwe v Bangladesh Chattogram 18 Sep 2019 T20I # 886
3 Zimbabwe v Afghanistan Dhaka 14 Sep 2019 T20I # 882
34 Zimbabwe v Bangladesh Dhaka 13 Sep 2019 T20I # 881
31 Zimbabweans v BCB XI Fatullah 11 Sep 2019 Other OD
0 Zimbabwe v Ireland Bready 14 Jul 2019 T20I # 831
1 Zimbabwe v Ireland Bready 12 Jul 2019 T20I # 825
23, 0/14 Zimbabwe v Ireland Belfast 7 Jul 2019 ODI # 4189
4 Zimbabwe v Ireland Belfast 4 Jul 2019 ODI # 4185
15 Zimbabwe v Ireland Bready 1 Jul 2019 ODI # 4181
0/30, 21 Zimbabwe v Ireland A Eglinton 29 Jun 2019 LA
Profile

Hamilton Masakadza was still a schoolboy at Churchill High School in Harare when he set the record - since beaten by Mohammad Ashraful - of being the youngest batsman ever to score a century on his Test debut, at 17 years and 254 days. This was against West Indies in 2000-01 when, batting at No. 3 instead of his normal opening position, he scored a composed 119 that was largely responsible for Zimbabwe saving the match after conceding a first-innings lead of 216. Earlier in the year he had not only become the youngest Zimbabwean ever to score a first-class century, but also the first black player in Zimbabwe to do so - a watershed moment in the country's history. A year later, though, he put his professional cricket career on hold as he began a three-year course at the University of the Free State. Although an agreement was reached that he would still be available for Zimbabwe if required, he could not maintain his form playing against club opposition in South Africa, and the national selectors initially decided to await his return to the country. But the Rebel crisis led to his early recall in the one-dayers against England where, unsurprisingly, he struggled before registering his maiden ODI fifty in the final game. His return to the Test match team brought mixed results, but he was Zimbabwe's best batsman, technically, on their tour of South Africa, where he showed an application lacking in his team mates. After being criticised for not being able to score quickly enough early on in his career, Masakadza's ability in one-day cricket has steadily increased and 2009 was a bumper year for him. He scored over 1000 runs in ODIs in the calendar year at an average of 43.48 and a strike rate of 88.08, including scores of 156 and 178 not out in the home series against Kenya, the first time a batsman has made 150 or more twice in the same one-day series. Masakadza was part of Zimbabwe's XI when they played their first Test in six years, against Bangladesh in August 2011, scoring his second Test century a decade after his first. He has continued to show greater dexterity as a batsman, adding a hook and pull to a repertoire that already included muscular play off the front foot. He has also added value to Zimbabwe's set-up as a calm, amiable presence amid sometimes tempestuous times. Masakadza entered the peak of his career after turning 30, and was finally rewarded with a trip to a World Cup in 2015 - remarkably, his first.
Liam Brickhill

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Sep 12, 2019

Hamilton Masakadza, Shakib Al Hasan and Rashid Khan pose with the T20I trophy, September 12, 2019

Hamilton Masakadza, Shakib Al Hasan and Rashid Khan pose with the T20I trophy

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Nov 14, 2018

Bangladesh celebrate Hamilton Masakadza's dismissal, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 2nd Test, Dhaka, 4th day, November 14, 2018

Bangladesh celebrate Hamilton Masakadza's dismissal

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Nov 14, 2018

Hamilton Masakadza's outside edge eludes first slip, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 2nd Test, Dhaka, 4th day, November 14, 2018

Hamilton Masakadza's outside edge eludes first slip

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