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Timycen Maruma
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Timycen Maruma

Zimbabwe|Top order batter
Timycen Maruma

INTL CAREER: 2006 - 2020

Full Name

Timycen Maruma

Born

April 19, 1988, Harare

Age

33y 22d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak googly

Playing Role

Top order batter

relations

(brother)

TEAMS

Another product of Harare's Churchill High School and Takashinga Club, the lanky Maruma started off as a legspinner, before shifting his focus to batting. He became so good at it that he made his Test debut, against Bangladesh in 2013, he opened the batting.

The move up the batting ranks came after a highly successful domestic season in 2012-13, when he averaged 51.80 in 12 innings for Mountaineers, scoring one century and four fifties. That came on the back of two consistent seasons with the bat, in 2011-12 and 2010-11. Most of those runs were scored from No.5 or 6, yet his organised technique and temperament won him a promotion to the top of the order for his Test debut.

Even as his batting improved, Maruma's legspin took a back seat. In 2009-10, he was the leading wicket-taker by some distance in the Logan Cup, the domestic first-class tournament, taking 58 wickets at 18.94. During that period, he was clearly one of the better slow bowlers in Zimbabwe. In the last two seasons before his Test debut (2012-13 and 2011-12), though, he only took 16 wickets from as many matches, as he lost his stock delivery, the legbreak, and started bowling a mixture of googlies and seam-up quicker deliveries.

In the early part of his career, Maruma was seen as a bowling talent. After making his first-class debut against Bangladesh A in 2006, he registered impressive returns in his first Logan Cup, virtually spinning Easterns to the title in partnership with Prosper Utseya. He was rewarded for his outstanding debut domestic season, in which he took 36 wickets at 17.62, with a call up to the national side for the World Twenty20 in South Africa in 2007, but didn't make it into a starting XI. He made his ODI debut against South Africa in the same year, but he struggled to make an impact and fell out of contention, till he began to concentrate on his batting.
Liam Brickhill and ESPNcricinfo staff

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test350684113.6016640.96008010
ODI211811963511.5233059.3900146120
T20I1313410023*11.1110991.74006450
FC10816814485916531.55948751.2182751898810
List A11410011222512225.00275780.7021618377570
T20645466648113.83581114.28025923260
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test3------------
ODI21922523042/502/5057.506.1356.20000
T20I132182011/81/820.006.6618.00000
FC108123936150872057/8210/9824.813.2645.601092
List A1146219371461545/175/1727.054.5235.80110
T206428490552273/233/2320.446.7518.10000
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Mountaineers vs Rocks18*--30-Mar-2021HarareFC
Mountaineers vs Rhinos33 & 143--24-Mar-2021HarareFC
Northerns vs Southerns9 & 174--14-Feb-2021HarareOTHER
Northerns vs Southerns40--08-Feb-2021HarareOTHER
Mountaineers vs Eagles20 & 80/809-Dec-2020HarareFC

Photos


Vusi Sibanda and Timycen Maruma celebrate Zimbabwe's win
Timycen Maruma rushes back to avoid a run-out
Timycen Maruma took 4 for 65 against the Tuskers
Timycen Maruma acknowledges the crowd after getting to a hundred
Timycen Maruma
Timycen Maruma sweeps during his half-century