Blessing Mahwire      

Full name Ngonidzashe Blessing Mahwire

Born July 31, 1982, Bikita, Masvingo

Current age 32 years 27 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Centrals, Manicaland, Manicaland A, Mashonaland, Southern Rocks, Southerns, Zimbabwe Board President's XI, Zimbabwe Cricket Academy, Zimbabwe Select XI, Zimbabwe XI

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Ngonidzashe Blessing Mahwire
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 10 17 6 147 50* 13.36 346 42.48 0 1 21 2 1 0
ODIs 23 19 8 117 22* 10.63 249 46.98 0 0 5 2 6 0
First-class 77 127 22 1800 115 17.14 1 4 29 0
List A 81 56 16 627 85 15.67 0 3 15 0
Twenty20 9 4 0 58 22 14.50 56 103.57 0 0 6 0 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 10 14 1287 915 18 4/92 4/92 50.83 4.26 71.5 1 0 0
ODIs 23 21 885 775 21 3/29 3/29 36.90 5.25 42.1 0 0 0
First-class 77 11035 6018 199 7/64 30.24 3.27 55.4 5 0
List A 81 3314 2693 83 4/23 4/23 32.44 4.87 39.9 1 0 0
Twenty20 9 8 119 155 7 2/9 2/9 22.14 7.81 17.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Harare, Nov 9-12, 2002 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Sep 20-22, 2005 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Zimbabwe at Melbourne, Jan 29, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Bogra, Dec 3, 2006 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 2000/01
Last First-class Southern Rocks v Mountaineers at Masvingo, Mar 4-6, 2011 scorecard
List A debut 2000/01
Last List A Mid West Rhinos v Southern Rocks at Harare, Mar 27, 2011 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Northerns (Zimbabwe) v Southerns at Harare, Mar 19, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Mid West Rhinos v Southern Rocks at Harare, Feb 17, 2010 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/20 Rocks v Rhinos Harare 27 Mar 2011 LA
0/16 Rocks v Tuskers Harare 26 Mar 2011 LA
14, 0/65, 0, 1/32 Rocks v Mountaineers Masvingo 4 Mar 2011 FC
4, 4/54 Rocks v Tuskers Bulawayo 20 Feb 2011 FC
2/25, 66, 0/39, 8 Rocks v Rhinos Kwekwe 14 Feb 2011 FC
2/71, 13, 0/5 Rocks v Eagles Masvingo 3 Feb 2011 FC
20, 1/34 Rocks v Mountaineers Mutare 20 Jan 2011 FC
2*, 1/53 Rocks v Tuskers Masvingo 9 Jan 2011 LA
0/64, 29, 34* Rocks v Mountaineers Masvingo 25 Nov 2010 FC
3/28, 23, 3/35 Rocks B v Eagles B Harare 16 Nov 2010 Other
Profile

A quick bowler and a handy lower-order batsman, Blessing Mahwire is the first national player to come from the Masvingo area of Zimbabwe, where he turned in some impressive schoolboy performances, especially with the bat. He attended the CFX Academy in 2001 and was posted to Manicaland, where he developed more as a bowler than a batsman, although without losing his ability with the bat -- he has a Test fifty against New Zealand to his credit. He made his international debut against Pakistan at Harare in November 2002, but struggled to make an impact. However, a year later he was recalled for the 2003-04 tour of Australia and made the second Test at Sydney, but failed to take a wicket. Nevertheless, he impressed with his whole-hearted attitude and stayed in the side for the home West Indies series in November 2003. But in May 2004, his action came under scrutiny and he was reported to the ICC after the first Test against Sri Lanka at Harare. With assistance from Kevin Curran, he remodelled his action, becoming more side-on, and returned to the side against India and New Zealand in 2005, impressing with both bat and ball. He struggled in West Indies, though, bowling his away-swingers inconsistently. He also emerged as an unofficial spokesman for the players in their bitter dispute with the board.
John Ward June 2006

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Aug 2, 2006

A dejected Mashrafe Mortaza trudges away after being hit for six off the last ball, Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Harare, August 2, 2006

A dejected Mashrafe Mortaza trudges away after being hit for six off the last ball

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Aug 2, 2006

Brendan Taylor and Blessing Mahwire celebrate , Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Harare, August 2, 2006

Brendan Taylor and Blessing Mahwire celebrate

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Aug 2, 2006

Brendan Taylor  and Blessing Mahwire celebrate as a dejected Mashrafe Mortaza trudges away, Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Harare, August 2, 2006

Brendan Taylor and Blessing Mahwire celebrate as a dejected Mashrafe Mortaza trudges away

© AFP

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