Hamilton Masakadza      

Full name Hamilton Masakadza

Born August 9, 1983, Harare

Current age 35 years 76 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 36 72 2 2084 158 29.77 4688 44.45 5 7 250 21 28 0
ODIs Insights on odi 202 201 4 5588 178* 28.36 7590 73.62 5 34 575 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 136 244 11 9262 208* 39.75 22 43 119 0
List A 336 334 22 10428 178* 33.42 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 36 23 1152 482 16 3/24 3/24 30.12 2.51 72.0 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 202 83 1820 1619 38 3/39 3/39 42.60 5.33 47.8 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 136 4118 1824 62 4/11 29.41 2.65 66.4 0 0
List A 336 3302 2809 85 4/36 4/36 33.04 5.10 38.8 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 South Africa v Zimbabwe at Port Elizabeth, Dec 26-27, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v South Africa at Bulawayo, Sep 23, 2001 scorecard
Last ODI Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, Oct 21, 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 South Africa v Zimbabwe at Port Elizabeth, Dec 26-27, 2017 scorecard
List A debut 2001
Last List A Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, Oct 21, 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
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
27 Zimbabwe v South Africa Bloemfontein 3 Oct 2018 ODI # 4050 Insights on
25 Zimbabwe v South Africa Kimberley 30 Sep 2018 ODI # 4049 Insights on
34 Zimbabwe v Pakistan Bulawayo 22 Jul 2018 ODI # 4021 Insights on
0/29, 22 Zimbabwe v Pakistan Bulawayo 20 Jul 2018 ODI # 4020 Insights on
10 Zimbabwe v Pakistan Bulawayo 18 Jul 2018 ODI # 4019 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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Oct 21, 2018

Brendan Taylor and Hamilton Masakadza celebrate a wicket, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 1st ODI, Mirpur, October 21, 2018

Brendan Taylor and Hamilton Masakadza celebrate a wicket

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Oct 3, 2018

Hamilton Masakadza plays off his front foot, South Africa v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Bloemfontein, October 3, 2018

Hamilton Masakadza plays off his front foot

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Oct 3, 2018

Lungi Ngidi appeals successfully to win an lbw against Hamilton Masakadza, South Africa v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Bloemfontein, October 3, 2018

Lungi Ngidi appeals successfully to win an lbw against Hamilton Masakadza

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