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Brian Chari
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Brian Chari

Zimbabwe|Opening batter
Brian Chari

INTL CAREER: 2014 - 2020

Full Name

Brian Bara Chari

Born

February 14, 1992

Age

29y 168d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Playing Role

Opening batter

TEAMS

A slightly-built batsman from Bulawayo, Brian Chari's talent was spotted early in age-group cricket. He played his way into the Matabeland Tuskers' first class senior side as an opener, although he has often batted in the middle order for the limited-overs side.

Standing a little crouched at the crease with a technique built around defence, Chari picked up a reputation for slow scoring in long-format cricket early in his career but he has bucked this trend on a couple of occasions. Opening the batting in the second Test against Sri Lanka in November 2016, he became the first Zimbabwean Test opener to hit his first ball for six when he launched into Rangana Herath. Later in the same innings, he repeated the treatment to bring up a maiden Test fifty.

Chari has also made significant strides in domestic limited overs cricket, and was one of four players to score 300 runs or more in the 2017-18 Pro50 Championship. He was also the second-highest six-hitter in the competition after Tinashe Kamunhukamwe.

While Chari usually attacks spinners on the leg side, he is strongest off the front foot through covers against the quicks. Locally, he plays club cricket for Emakhandeni, the same club that helped to nurture offspinner John Nyumbu.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test71402548018.1464239.560226680
ODI141401863913.2839946.610012231
T20I33021197.003167.74004020
FC771435334912824.26698947.9141934868520
List A95959255812529.74361870.7061323075241
T20302907639326.31632120.72065043110
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test7218120---4.00-000
ODI14------------
T20I3------------
FC772550428763/253/2547.833.4184.00000
List A95716212611/351/35126.004.66162.00000
T2030313911/31/39.004.1513.00000
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Brian Chari raises his bat after reaching a half-century
Brian Chari pushes one through the off side
Brian Chari drives through the covers
Brian Chari is caught by Kusal Mendis at second slip
A wide-eyed Brian Chari attempts a scoop
Brian Chari loses his off stump