Matches (13)
ILT20 (2)
BPL 2023 (4)
Ranji Trophy (4)
SA Tri-Series (1)
ZIM v WI (1)
England Lions in Sri Lanka (1)

Full Name

Wisdom Thomas Siziba

Born

October 26, 1980, Bulawayo

Died

April 17, 2009, South Africa, (aged 28y 173d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Education

Emakhandeni High School

Wisdom Siziba was a wicketkeeper-batsman from the western suburbs of Bulawayo who enjoyed a relatively productive domestic career before joining the mass exodus from Zimbabwe to South Africa which was a hallmark of the later years of the Mugabe regime. He either opened or batted in the lower middle-order, and made a memorable debut for Matabeleland, carrying his bat for a four-hour 40. By far his most successful season came in 2001-02 when he scored 423 runs at 42.30, including his only first-class hundred, 103 opening the innings against Midlands. His last season was in 2004-05, and as Zimbabwe's cricketing infrastructure began to crumble, he was one of many lost to the game. He did not have a job after leaving school, preferring to earn his keep helping the ZCU with coaching, and as he attended a non cricket-playing school, he often had to make great sacrifices to continue playing. While he possibly lacked the footwork to succeed as a batsman at a higher level, he would have make an increasing impact in the first-class circuit. He died at the age of 29.
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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC29563122510323.1115371
List A171521684212.9200134
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC29000-----000
List A17000-----000
Debut/Last Matches - Player