Stuart Matsikenyeri      

Full name Stuart Matsikenyeri

Born May 3, 1983, Harare

Current age 32 years 125 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Easterns (Zimbabwe), Manicaland, Mashonaland Eagles, Mountaineers, Zimbabwe Cricket Academy

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Brother - E Matsikenyeri

Stuart Matsikenyeri
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 8 16 1 351 57 23.40 694 50.57 0 2 46 3 7 0
ODIs 113 110 9 2224 90 22.01 3072 72.39 0 13 209 18 37 0
T20Is 10 10 0 76 32 7.60 82 92.68 0 0 6 3 5 0
First-class 125 222 15 6334 201 30.59 9 35 82 0
List A 226 215 23 4987 110* 25.97 2 30 78 0
Twenty20 62 58 7 996 89 19.52 821 121.31 0 6 78 33 23 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 8 483 345 2 1/58 1/58 172.50 4.28 241.5 0 0 0
ODIs 113 38 920 778 16 2/25 2/25 48.62 5.07 57.5 0 0 0
T20Is 10 3 16 23 0 - - - 8.62 - 0 0 0
First-class 125 4191 2856 67 5/41 42.62 4.08 62.5 1 0
List A 226 1806 1486 29 2/2 2/2 51.24 4.93 62.2 0 0 0
Twenty20 62 10 81 114 3 1/3 1/3 38.00 8.44 27.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v West Indies at Harare, Nov 4-8, 2003 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Zimbabwe at Centurion, Mar 11-13, 2005 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Bulawayo, Nov 23, 2002 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v Zimbabwe at Canberra, Feb 24, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Nov 28, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Zimbabwe at Hambantota, Sep 20, 2012 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1999/00
Last First-class Mid West Rhinos v Mountaineers at Kwekwe, Dec 9-12, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2001
Last List A West Indies v Zimbabwe at Canberra, Feb 24, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Eagles v Zimbabweans at Kimberley, Sep 13, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Mashonaland Eagles v Mountaineers at Harare, Feb 10, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
19 Zimbabwe v West Indies Canberra 24 Feb 2015 ODI # 3612
- Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Lincoln 11 Feb 2015 Other OD
- Zimbabwe v New Zealand Lincoln 9 Feb 2015 Other OD
53 Zimbabweans v ND-XI Gisborne 6 Feb 2015 Other OD
24 Mountaineers v Eagles Harare 17 Jan 2015 LA
31 Mountaineers v Rhinos Mutare 14 Jan 2015 LA
1/11, 1 Zimbabwe A v Canada Harare 8 Jan 2015 Other OD
50 Zimbabwe A v Canada Harare 6 Jan 2015 Other OD
31, 25* Mountaineers v Rhinos Kwekwe 9 Dec 2014 FC
0/15, 100* Mountaineers v Rhinos Kwekwe 7 Dec 2014 LA
Profile

A talented batsman but a modest, hardworking character, Stuart Matsikenyeri is the third of three school friends from Churchill Boys High School, Harare to represent Zimbabwe in international cricket. Matsikenyeri is a short, wristy batsman with a low centre of gravity and a fierce cut shot, and is also a useful part-time offspinner. He learned his cricket in the black township of Highfield on the outskirts of Harare, representing Zimbabwe at U-16 and U-19 levels, and has also played club cricket in Australia - a vital step in his development. His debut came as an opening batsman against Pakistan at Bulawayo in November 2002. He played one match in the 2003 World Cup, and played in the NatWest Series in England later that year, scoring a vital 44 at Trent Bridge in a four-wicket win. But he has failed to really push on after the early promise and has struggled against high quality pace bowling, despite being strong on the cut and pull. He is an impressive fielder in a variety of positions but is generally used in the gully area. In 2006 he declined to sign a new contract with the board, but, like several others, subsequently returned to the fold as the lure of a World Cup outings grew closer. He stayed there and thereabouts for Zimbabwe, but his chances in the national side diminished as did his returns with the bat. There were some bright points - such as his record 188-run sixth wicket partnership against South Africa with Tatenda Taibu in 2009, but in 2013 Matsikenyeri, who was captain of Mashonaland Eagles at the time, followed Taibu into premature retirement. He left Zimbabwe for Johannesburg, where he played league cricket and coached at a prestigious high school, and surprised many when he returned to Zimbabwe to fight for a place at the 2015 World Cup. His experience clearly counted in his favour when he was included in Zimbabwe's squad for that tournament.
Liam Brickhill

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Sep 20, 2012

Stuart Matsikenyeri made 11, South Africa v Zimbabwe, World T20 2012, Group C, Hambantota, September 20, 2012

Stuart Matsikenyeri made 11

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Feb 14, 2012

Stuart Matsikenyeri was involved in a half-century opening stand, New Zealand v Zimbabwe, 2nd Twenty20 international, Hamilton, February 14, 2012

Stuart Matsikenyeri was involved in a half-century opening stand

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Sep 17, 2010

Stuart Matsikenyeri defends during the Rocks' innings, Rocks v Rhinos, Logan Cup, Masvingo Sports Club, September 2010

Stuart Matsikenyeri defends during the Rocks' innings

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Results
Mountaineers v Tuskers at Mutare - Mar 30-Apr 2, 2011
Tuskers won by 18 runs
Rhinos v Rocks at Harare - Mar 27, 2011
Rocks won by 8 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Tuskers v Rocks at Harare - Mar 26, 2011
Rocks won by 9 wickets (with 117 balls remaining)
Mountaineers v Rhinos at Harare - Mar 25, 2011
Rhinos won by 116 runs
Tuskers v Rhinos at Bulawayo - Mar 4-7, 2011
Tuskers won by 177 runs
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