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Chamu Chibhabha
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Chamu Chibhabha

Zimbabwe|Top order batter
Chamu Chibhabha

INTL CAREER: 2005 - 2020

Full Name

Chamunorwa Justice Chibhabha

Born

September 06, 1986, Masvingo

Age

35y 50d

Also Known As

Cham

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Playing Role

Top order batter

relations

(sister)

TEAMS

Chamu Chibhabha is an allrounder whose batting is his stronger suit. Chibhabha has found more success in cricket's shorter formats, where he bats up the order and is also capable of bowling seamers at surprising pace off an apparently leisurely run-up. Coming from the townships, he was well coached under the ZC development programme and has a sound technique against pace, with the discipline to play straight and the courage to take on the short ball, but is not as comfortable against spin. He is a superb fielder, usually in the covers.

He was fast-tracked into the national side in 2005 after the departure of a slew of senior players, and after an inauspicious start (he made a duck on debut against New Zealand and struggled in the Under-19 Afro Asian Cup) he came good with back-to-back fifties in the opening matches of the tour of the Caribbean in 2006. Consistency was lacking, however, with Chibhabha struggling to convert regular starts into big scores. As such, his appearances for the national side have been marked by their irregularity.

Chibhabha captained the Southern Rocks franchise for some time, and was their leading scorer by some distance in the 2009-10 domestic Twenty20 competition. He carried that form into Zimbabwe's tour of South Africa later that year where he scored back-to-back fifties in the T20s, the second of which very nearly helped Zimbabwe to chase down a mammoth 194. Chibhabha moved to Mashonaland Eagles for the 2012/13 season, but the switch didn't immediately to lead to more chances with the national side. He bolted into the team's squad for the 2015 World Cup, however, with a 155 against Canada and a couple of fifties in domestic cricket in the lead-up to the tournament helping his case.

His sister Julia was the first Zimbabwe women's captain and also the first women's player to be contracted as a coach by Zimbabwe Cricket.
Liam Brickhill

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test3601246020.6634136.360118000
ODI107107224189923.02383063.1301623114330
T20I363506676719.05609109.5205781390
FC1011865493412727.25626580
List A226223105465121*25.65335740
T2091894207786*24.431821114.0501520455280
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test3424616211/441/44162.003.95246.0000
ODI1075916791631354/254/2546.605.8247.9100
T20I3622323455143/183/1832.508.4523.0000
FC101672138281235/6631.123.4154.6320
List A22637503250924/254/2535.325.2040.7100
T2091599221351444/324/3230.708.7920.9100
Chamunorwa Justice Chibhabha
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Eagles vs Rhinos45 & 00/1621-Oct-2021HarareFC
Eagles vs Rocks1--15-Oct-2021HarareFC
ZIM EP vs Eagles80/2022-Aug-2021WindhoekOTHEROD
ZIM EP vs Eagles310/1720-Aug-2021WindhoekOTHEROD
ZIM EP vs Eagles130/3218-Aug-2021WindhoekOTHEROD

Photos


Chamu Chibhabha and Craig Ervine run between the wickets
Captains Babar Azam and Chamu Chibhabha pose with the T20I trophy
Chamu Chibhabha fields off his own bowling
Kagiso Rabada celebrates the wicket of Chamu Chibhabha
Jason Holder took out Chamu Chibhabha early
Chamu Chibhabha was trapped in front by Nuwan Kulasekara for 8