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Chamu Chibhabha      

Full name Chamunorwa Justice Chibhabha

Born September 6, 1986, Masvingo

Current age 33 years 308 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Centrals, Hamilton Masakadza XI, Mashonaland, Mashonaland Eagles, Masvingo, Southern Lions, Southern Rocks, Southerns, Southerns, Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Board XI, Zimbabwe Chairman's XI, Zimbabwe President's XI, Zimbabwe Provinces, Zimbabwe Select XI, Zimbabwe Under-19s, Zimbabwe XI

Also known as Cham

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Sister - J Chibhabha

Chamunorwa Justice Chibhabha
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 6 0 124 60 20.66 341 36.36 0 1 18 0 0 0
ODIs 104 104 2 2399 99 23.51 3806 63.03 0 16 227 14 33 0
T20Is 33 32 0 621 67 19.40 570 108.94 0 5 72 12 9 0
First-class 99 183 5 4888 127 27.46 6 26 58 0
List A 219 216 9 5300 121* 25.60 3 34 74 0
T20s 83 81 3 1895 86* 24.29 1656 114.43 0 14 185 51 26 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 4 246 162 1 1/44 1/44 162.00 3.95 246.0 0 0 0
ODIs 104 58 1667 1615 35 4/25 4/25 46.14 5.81 47.6 1 0 0
T20Is 33 22 323 455 14 3/18 3/18 32.50 8.45 23.0 0 0 0
First-class 99 6691 3812 123 5/66 30.99 3.41 54.3 3 2 0
List A 219 3738 3234 92 4/25 4/25 35.15 5.19 40.6 1 0 0
T20s 83 59 922 1351 44 4/32 4/32 30.70 8.79 20.9 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Jul 28-31, 2016 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Zimbabwe at Port Elizabeth, Dec 26-27, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Aug 31, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Sylhet, Mar 1, 2020 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Nov 28, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Zimbabwe at East London, Oct 9, 2018 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Mashonaland v Manicaland at Harare, Mar 26-28, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Mashonaland Eagles v Mountaineers at Harare, Feb 20-22, 2020 scorecard
List A debut Mashonaland v Manicaland at Harare, Feb 8, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Sylhet, Mar 1, 2020 scorecard
T20s debut Eagles v Zimbabweans at Kimberley, Sep 13, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s South Africa v Zimbabwe at East London, Oct 9, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
10 Zimbabwe v Bangladesh Sylhet 1 Mar 2020 ODI # 4249
28, 49* Eagles v Mountaineers Harare 20 Feb 2020 FC
0/19, 9 Eagles v Mountaineers Harare 5 Feb 2020 LA
42 Eagles v Mountaineers Harare 4 Feb 2020 LA
14, 30 Eagles v Rangers Harare 18 Dec 2019 FC
52, 0/12 Eagles v Rhinos Harare 12 Dec 2019 FC
2/43, 11 Eagles v Tuskers Harare 9 Mar 2019 LA
16, 3/24 Eagles v Mountaineers Mutare 24 Feb 2019 LA
10, 0/28 Eagles v Mountaineers Mutare 23 Feb 2019 LA
3/89, 46, 9 Eagles v Mountaineers Harare 7 Feb 2019 FC
Profile

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

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Jul 1, 2018

Chamu Chibhabha fields off his own bowling, Zimbabwe v Pakistan, T20I tri-series Match 1, Harare, July 1, 2018

Chamu Chibhabha fields off his own bowling

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Dec 27, 2017

Kagiso Rabada celebrates the wicket of Chamu Chibhabha, South Africa v Zimbabwe, only Test, 2nd day, Port Elizabeth, December 27, 2017

Kagiso Rabada celebrates the wicket of Chamu Chibhabha

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Nov 25, 2016

Jason Holder took out Chamu Chibhabha early, Zimbabwe v West Indies, tri-series, Bulawayo, November 25, 2016

Jason Holder took out Chamu Chibhabha early

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