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Regis Chakabva

Zimbabwe|Wicketkeeper Batter
Regis Chakabva
INTL CAREER: 2008 - 2022
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Full Name

Regis Wiriranai Chakabva

Born

September 20, 1987, Harare

Age

36y 160d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Wicketkeeper Batter

A doughty wicketkeeper-batter, Regis Chakabva came up in Zimbabwe cricket through Highfields, Churchill, on to Takashinga, provincial cricket, and eventually, regular appearances in the national teams.

Chakabva represented Zimbabwe in the Afro-Asia Under-19 Cup in 2005, but despite the rebel crisis and subsequent player drain, had to queue up behind the likes of Tatenda Taibu, Brendan Taylor and Richmond Mutumbami for a place in the senior sides. Though he had a disappointing run during the Pakistan Cricket Academy's visit in 2008, he was included in Zimbabwe's squad for their trip to Canada soon afterwards and made his international debut in a T20I against Pakistan in King City. His ODI debut came a week later back in Africa, in the Kenya Tri-Nation tournament, against the hosts.

In 2011, Chakabva made it into the Test XI for the one-off Test against New Zealand in November, but the pivotal point in his career came two years later. In a Logan Cup match against Mid West Rhinos, he cruised to an almost chanceless 240 - his first double-hundred, and the third-highest individual score in the history of the tournament. A grade cricket contract with Farleigh Magpies in Queensland, Australia, followed, marking the beginning of a bountiful year in 2014, in the course of which Chakabva added three more hundreds for Mashonaland Eagles before the end of the season.

He was one of the few bright points of Zimbabwe's tour of Bangladesh late that year, with a maiden Test century and two fifties. In the two landmark white-ball home series against Bangladesh in 2022, both of which Zimbabwe won, Chakabva starred with his first ODI hundred, in a game where he and Sikandar Raza rescued their team from 49 from 4 to take them to a win in a chase of 291.

Chakabva served as Zimbabwe white-ball captain for a spell in 2022, including in the ODI in Townsville where they beat Australia for the first time in any format.

Regis Chakabva Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests22434106110127.20261540.57151028465
ODIs61573118810222.00175167.8414939535
T20Is494926824814.51557122.44005927272
FC12121113704624035.581299454.2216317596828322
List A17316014400113227.40540973.965183125314924
T20s10395714276516.211168122.170310551527

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests22------------
ODIs61------------
T20Is49------------
FC1215483311/41/1433.004.1248.0000
List A173------------
T20s103------------
Regis Wiriranai Chakabva

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Photos of Regis Chakabva

Contrasting emotions: Brad Evans and Regis Chakabva jump for joy while Shaheen Afridi sinks to the ground after being run-out last ball
Babar Azam takes a sharp catch at slip to dismiss Regis Chakabva
Regis Chakabva understandably looks happier than Quinton de Kock as they walk off one last time
Regis Chakabva and Nicholas Pooran at the toss
Regis Chakabva and Brad Evans celebrate after finishing the job
Regis Chakabva patiently took his side over the line in the company of Brad Evans