Matches (10)
AFG v IRE (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)
WCL 2 (1)
CWC Play-off (3)
PSL 2024 (1)
BPL 2024 (1)
WPL (1)
Durham in ZIM (1)

Full Name

Christopher Bobby Mpofu

Born

November 27, 1985, Plumtree, Matabeleland

Age

38y 93d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

Among the clutch of players given their chance at international level because of the exodus of the rebels, Christopher Mpofu looks like he may have the abilities to forge a decent career. A tall seam bowler, he hits the pitch hard and can get good away movement - but as with many young quick bowlers consistency is his major problem. Technically, he has a good action but a better brace of his front leg through his delivery stride would allow him to make the most of his height, rather than collapsing as he tends to do at the moment. He made his ODI debut against England in October 2004 and caused the England top-order a few anxious moments. His early Test appearances did not set the world alight, and he lost his place after taking 3 for 343 in four matches - but he has the basics and anyone with a semblance of talent should be encouraged and nurtured. Mpofu has benefited noticeably from Heath Streak's appointment as Zimbabwe's bowling coach as his action has smoothed out, his outswing is becoming more consistent (although he still has a frustrating propensity to go too wide of off stump) and his pace has increased. One definite shortcoming, however, is his crease occupation. Not content with being stumped twice in an afternoon (for a pair) in the first Test against New Zealand in August 2005, he followed up by being run out for 3 in the second match, as he strolled down the pitch to congratulate his team-mate on reaching his half-century. He still tends to blow hot and cold and has few rivals in the race to be considered international cricket's worst batsman, but when Zimbabwe return to Test cricket Mpofu will have an important role to play.
Andrew McGlashan

Chris Mpofu Career Stats

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests152324891392294/925/12348.003.3585.8200
ODIs848339603581936/526/5238.505.4242.5210
T20Is32326941035334/304/3031.368.9421.0100
FC111-1742289362967/37-30.183.0758.88121
List A194-899172572526/86/828.794.8435.6730
T20s898818902432944/174/1725.877.7220.1200

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests152810105335.8324942.16007540
ODIs844121579*2.8521027.140010110
T20Is321173517*8.754381.39003150
FC1111734812505710.00373133.5001--290
List A19410044452418.0797246.5000--370
T20s89362014727*9.1817882.580091180
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Chris Mpofu sends down a delivery
Chris Mpofu heads towards the fielder after taking a wicket
Tendai Chatara and Chris Mpofu are ecstatic as they celebrate Niroshan Dickwella's wicket
Graeme Cremer and Chris Mpofu take flight to celebrate a wicket
Heath Streak watches Chris Mpofu bowl during training
Chris Mpofu finds a reason to smile during training