Tatenda Taibu      

Full name Tatenda Taibu

Born May 14, 1983, Harare

Current age 31 years 108 days

Major teams Namibia, Zimbabwe, Africa XI, Cape Cobras, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mashonaland, Mashonaland A, Mountaineers, Northerns (Zimbabwe), Southern Rocks

Also known as Tibbly

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Height 5 ft 5 in

Education Churchill Boys High School

Relation Brother - KJ Taibu

Tatenda Taibu
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 28 54 3 1546 153 30.31 3732 41.42 1 12 182 7 57 5
ODIs 150 137 21 3393 107* 29.25 5020 67.58 2 22 235 32 114 33
T20Is 17 15 6 259 45* 28.77 257 100.77 0 0 19 2 6 5
First-class 114 198 20 6804 175* 38.22 12 39 297 30
List A 231 213 37 5426 121* 30.82 5 35 196 55
Twenty20 48 45 10 887 89 25.34 834 106.35 0 5 63 13 27 13
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 28 1 48 27 1 1/27 1/27 27.00 3.37 48.0 0 0 0
ODIs 150 2 84 61 2 2/42 2/42 30.50 4.35 42.0 0 0 0
T20Is 17 2 24 41 0 - - - 10.25 - 0 0 0
First-class 114 924 431 22 8/43 19.59 2.79 42.0 1 1 0
List A 231 569 430 14 4/25 4/25 30.71 4.53 40.6 1 0 0
Twenty20 48 2 24 41 0 - - - 10.25 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v West Indies at Bulawayo, Jul 19-22, 2001 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Napier, Jan 26-28, 2012 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v West Indies at Harare, Jun 23, 2001 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Napier, Feb 9, 2012 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v Zimbabwe at Cape Town, Sep 12, 2007 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Hamilton, Feb 14, 2012 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1999/00
Last First-class New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Napier, Jan 26-28, 2012 scorecard
List A debut 2001
Last List A New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Napier, Feb 9, 2012 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Australia v Zimbabwe at Cape Town, Sep 12, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Hamilton, Feb 14, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0c/0s Zimbabwe v New Zealand Hamilton 14 Feb 2012 T20I # 220
27, 0c/0s Zimbabwe v New Zealand Auckland 11 Feb 2012 T20I # 219
0c/1s, 26 Zimbabwe v New Zealand Napier 9 Feb 2012 ODI # 3234
0c/0s, 50 Zimbabwe v New Zealand Whangarei 6 Feb 2012 ODI # 3232
1c/0s, 20 Zimbabwe v New Zealand Dunedin 3 Feb 2012 ODI # 3230
2c/1s, 2, 4 Zimbabwe v New Zealand Napier 26 Jan 2012 Test # 2033
2c/0s, 66, 0c/0s Zimbabweans v NZ XI Gisborne 21 Jan 2012 Other
4, 2c/0s, 17, 1c/0s Rocks v Rhinos Kwekwe 9 Jan 2012 FC
20, 63 Zimbabwe v New Zealand Bulawayo 1 Nov 2011 Test # 2013
53 Zimbabwe v New Zealand Bulawayo 25 Oct 2011 ODI # 3209
Profile

Barely five foot tall and light on his feet, Tatenda Taibu is a throwback to the traditional style of wicketkeeper, and his importance to Zimbabwean cricket was underlined when he was named as vice-captain for the tour of England in 2003, when only 19 years old. Earmarked as the long-term successor to club colleague Andy Flower, Taibu was plucked from Churchill Boys High School to tour the West Indies in 1999-00, after impressing onlookers with his natural ability. Three months later he was in England, on stand-by at Trent Bridge after injury put Flower's dual role in doubt. He had yet to play domestic first-class cricket at this stage - his debut for Mashonaland had to be put on hold after he turned up at the wrong ground - but he has toured South Africa with the Zimbabwe U-19s, and was one of Zimbabwe's few bright spots in the 2003 World Cup and their tour to England later that year. A promising batsman, albeit with a penchant for cross-batted strokes, he is steadily improving at Test and ODI level.

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Feb 14, 2012

Tatenda Taibu is thrilled after James Franklin is run out, New Zealand v Zimbabwe, 2nd Twenty20 international, Hamilton, February 14, 2012

Tatenda Taibu is thrilled after James Franklin is run out

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Feb 9, 2012

Martin Guptill is stumped for 85 off 69 balls, New Zealand v Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI, Napier, February 9, 2012

Martin Guptill is stumped for 85 off 69 balls

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Feb 6, 2012

Tatenda Taibu cuts during his half-century, New Zealand v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Whangarei, February 6, 2012

Tatenda Taibu cuts during his half-century

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Zimbabwe v Australia at Harare
Aug 31, 2014 (09:30 local | 07:30 GMT | 03:30 EDT | 02:30 CDT | 00:30 PDT)
Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare
Sep 4, 2014 (09:30 local | 07:30 GMT | 03:30 EDT | 02:30 CDT | 00:30 PDT)
1st unofficial Test: Bangladesh A v Zimbabwe A at Cox's Bazar
Sep 14-17, 2014 (09:30 local | 03:30 GMT | 23:30 EDT | 22:30 CDT | 20:30 PDT)
2nd unofficial Test: Bangladesh A v Zimbabwe A at Fatullah
Sep 21-24, 2014 (09:30 local | 03:30 GMT | 23:30 EDT | 22:30 CDT | 20:30 PDT)
1st unofficial ODI: Bangladesh A v Zimbabwe A at Fatullah
Sep 27, 2014 (09:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 23:00 EDT | 22:00 CDT | 20:00 PDT)
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