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Blessing Mahwire
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Blessing Mahwire

Zimbabwe|Bowler
Blessing Mahwire

INTL CAREER: 2002 - 2007

Full Name

Ngonidzashe Blessing Mahwire

Born

July 31, 1982, Bikita, Masvingo

Age

39y 77d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

A quick bowler and a handy lower-order batsman, Blessing Mahwire is the first national player to come from the Masvingo area of Zimbabwe, where he turned in some impressive schoolboy performances, especially with the bat. He attended the CFX Academy in 2001 and was posted to Manicaland, where he developed more as a bowler than a batsman, although without losing his ability with the bat -- he has a Test fifty against New Zealand to his credit. He made his international debut against Pakistan at Harare in November 2002, but struggled to make an impact. However, a year later he was recalled for the 2003-04 tour of Australia and made the second Test at Sydney, but failed to take a wicket. Nevertheless, he impressed with his whole-hearted attitude and stayed in the side for the home West Indies series in November 2003. But in May 2004, his action came under scrutiny and he was reported to the ICC after the first Test against Sri Lanka at Harare. With assistance from Kevin Curran, he remodelled his action, becoming more side-on, and returned to the side against India and New Zealand in 2005, impressing with both bat and ball. He struggled in West Indies, though, bowling his away-swingers inconsistently. He also emerged as an unofficial spokesman for the players in their bitter dispute with the board.
John Ward June 2006

Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test10141287915184/924/9250.834.2671.50100
ODI2321885775213/293/2936.905.2542.10000
FC771103560181997/6430.243.2755.4050
List A8133142693834/234/2332.444.8739.90100
T209811915572/92/922.147.8117.00000
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test1017614750*13.3634642.480121210
ODI2319811722*10.6324946.98005260
FC7712722180011517.1414290
List A8156166278515.6703150
T20940582214.5056103.57006030
Blessing Mahwire celebrates a wicket
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Rocks vs Rhinos--2/2027-Mar-2011HarareList A
Rocks vs Tuskers--0/1626-Mar-2011HarareList A
Rocks vs Mountaineers14 & 00/65 & 1/3204-Mar-2011MasvingoFC
Rocks vs Tuskers44/5420-Feb-2011BulawayoFC
Rocks vs Rhinos66 & 82/25 & 0/3914-Feb-2011KwekweFC

Photos


Brendan Taylor  and Blessing Mahwire celebrate as a dejected Mashrafe Mortaza trudges away
Brendan Taylor and Blessing Mahwire celebrate
A dejected Mashrafe Mortaza trudges away after being hit for six off the last ball
Blessing Mahwire celebrates after dismissing Rahul Dravid
Blessing Mahwire is bowled by Irfan Pathan
Blessing Mahwire takes evasive action