Hamilton Masakadza      

Full name Hamilton Masakadza

Born August 9, 1983, Harare

Current age 35 years 102 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 Insights on test 38 76 2 2223 158 30.04 5009 44.38 5 8 264 23 29 0
ODIs Insights on odi 204 203 4 5604 178* 28.16 7618 73.56 5 34 577 86 71 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 58 58 2 1516 93* 27.07 1295 117.06 0 10 139 58 20 0
First-class 138 248 11 9401 208* 39.66 22 44 120 0
List A 338 336 22 10444 178* 33.26 9 70 139 0
T20s Insights on t20 122 121 15 3812 162* 35.96 3005 126.85 4 28 314 159 52 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 38 24 1164 489 16 3/24 3/24 30.56 2.52 72.7 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 204 84 1826 1622 39 3/39 3/39 41.58 5.32 46.8 0 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 58 9 72 113 2 1/4 1/4 56.50 9.41 36.0 0 0 0
First-class 138 4130 1831 62 4/11 29.53 2.66 66.6 0 0
List A 338 3308 2812 86 4/36 4/36 32.69 5.10 38.4 3 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 122 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 Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chittagong, Oct 26, 2018 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Nov 28, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Zimbabwe at Potchefstroom, Oct 12, 2018 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1999/00
Last First-class Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, Nov 11-15, 2018 scorecard
List A debut 2001
Last List A Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chittagong, Oct 26, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Eagles v Zimbabweans at Kimberley, Sep 13, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s South Africa v Zimbabwe at Potchefstroom, Oct 12, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/7, 14, 25 Zimbabwe v Bangladesh Dhaka 11 Nov 2018 Test # 2325 Insights on
52, 48 Zimbabwe v Bangladesh Sylhet 3 Nov 2018 Test # 2323 Insights on
39* Zimbabweans v BCB XI Chittagong 29 Oct 2018 Other
2, 1/3 Zimbabwe v Bangladesh Chittagong 26 Oct 2018 ODI # 4061 Insights on
14 Zimbabwe v Bangladesh Chittagong 24 Oct 2018 ODI # 4060 Insights on
21 Zimbabwe v Bangladesh Dhaka 21 Oct 2018 ODI # 4057 Insights on
102 Zimbabweans v BCB XI Savar (4) 19 Oct 2018 Other OD
21 Zimbabwe v South Africa Potchefstroom 12 Oct 2018 T20I # 699
1 Zimbabwe v South Africa East London 9 Oct 2018 T20I # 698
28 Zimbabwe v South Africa Paarl 6 Oct 2018 ODI # 4051 Insights on
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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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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Nov 6, 2018

Brandon Mavuta, Sikandar Raza and Hamilton Masakadza are all smiles following Zimbabwe's first overseas Test win in 17 years, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 1st Test, Sylhet, 4th day, November 6, 2018

Brandon Mavuta, Sikandar Raza and Hamilton Masakadza are all smiles following Zimbabwe's first overseas Test win in 17 years

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