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Dion Ebrahim
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Dion Ebrahim

Zimbabwe
Dion Ebrahim

INTL CAREER: 2001 - 2005

Full Name

Dion Digby Ebrahim

Born

August 07, 1980, Bulawayo

Age

41y 120d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

relations

(wife)

TEAMS

Dion Ebrahim held a regular place as a batsman in the Zimbabwe side for more than four years, opening in Tests and batting in the middle order in one-day cricket. Possessed of a good temperament and a sound technique, he nevertheless largely failed to live up to his potential with the bat, although he was known for being very quick between the wickets and as a brilliant fielder. Ebrahim made his Test debut against Bangladesh in April 2001, and after a shaky start to his career he made three scores of 71 in the space of four Tests and followed that effort up with 94 - the closest he got to a Test hundred - against India at Delhi in March 2002. He also scored a fifty in each of the two Tests in Zimbabwe's bleak 2003 England tour. His maiden ODI hundred, 121 against Bangladesh at Dhaka in November 2001, came before his first fifty in the format and despite his swiftness between the wickets Ebrahim struggled to score quickly in one-day internationals, as his career strike-rate of just 56.81 indicates.

In the turmoil which followed the sacking of Heath Streak he found himself in the role of the side's elder statesman and vice-captain. But he was a high-profile casualty of the bitter dispute between players and the board at the end of 2005, and when, bizarrely, he was not offered a central contract he upped sticks and signed a contract to play club cricket in England. He played for Stony Stratford Town in the Northants Cricket League, finishing the 2007 season as the club's leading scorer before moving to New Zealand, having seemingly been lost to Zimbabwe cricket for good. That all changed two years later, however, as he returned to Zimbabwe to play for the Matabeleland Tuskers and made himself available for national selection. Modest returns from his first season back in Zimbabwean domestic cricket meant such a call-up was by no means assured.
Liam Brickhill January 2010

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test2955112259422.68311639.310101450160
ODI82766144312120.61254056.81141040230
FC881558443918830.19528640
List A1301227240512120.91112440
T2043024198.004060.00000000
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test29------------
ODI8225110---13.20-000
FC8844223682/1429.503.2055.200
List A13023016585/455/4520.624.3028.7010
T204212100---5.00-000
Dion Digby Ebrahim
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Tuskers vs Vipers30/520-Feb-2010HarareT20
Tuskers vs Vipers----18-Feb-2010HarareT20
Tuskers vs Rhinos19--16-Feb-2010HarareT20
Tuskers vs Eagles20/512-Feb-2010HarareT20
Tuskers vs Eagles74 & 512/14 & 1/3803-Feb-2010BulawayoFC

Photos


Canterbury assistant coach Dion Ebrahim and head coach Brendon Donkers during the rain break
Dion Ebrahim
Dion Ebrahim and Trevor Gripper celebrate the dismissal of Hamish Marshall
Dion Ebrahim hooks on his way to 71
Dion Ebrahim avoids a short ball
Dion Ebrahim stoops as Zimbabwe conquered