Chamu Chibhabha

Country: Zimbabwe
Born: September 06, 1986, Masvingo
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Top order Batter

Chamu Chibhabha Bio

Chamunorwa Justice Chibhabha, popularly known as Chamu Chibhabha, is a Zimbabwean cricket player known for his batting skills and all-round abilities. Born on September 6, 1986, in the townships of Zimbabwe, Chibhabha has emerged as a talented cricketer through his dedication and hard work. With a solid technique against fast bowling and excellent fielding skills, Chibhabha has made a significant impact in the shorter formats of the game.

Chibhabha’s journey in cricket began in the early years of his life when he was enrolled in the Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) development program. Under proper guidance and coaching, he honed his skills and developed a sound technique against pace. His discipline to play straight and his courage to take on the short ball stood out, making him an asset to the Zimbabwe national cricket team.

In 2005, Chibhabha received an opportunity to represent his country at the international level. He made his debut against New Zealand, but unfortunately, it didn’t go as planned as he got dismissed for a duck. However, he quickly found his form during the tour of the Caribbean in 2006, scoring back-to-back fifties in the opening matches. Despite his promising performances, Chibhabha struggled to maintain consistency, often failing to convert starts into big scores.

Chibhabha’s cricketing abilities weren’t limited to batting alone. He developed the skills to bowl medium-pace seamers off an unassuming run-up. His surprise pace and accuracy made him a useful bowler in limited-overs cricket. Additionally, his exceptional fielding skills, primarily in the covers, added value to his overall contribution on the field.

In domestic cricket, Chibhabha captained the Southern Rocks franchise and emerged as their leading scorer in the 2009-10 domestic Twenty20 competition. His consistent performances led him to represent Zimbabwe during their tour of South Africa in 2010, where he scored two consecutive fifties in the T20s, with his second innings almost helping Zimbabwe chase down a massive total of 194.

Chibhabha’s career saw a new turn when he moved to the Mashonaland Eagles for the 2012/13 season. Although the switch didn’t immediately result in more opportunities at the national level, his performances in domestic cricket caught the attention of the selectors. Eventually, his impressive form, including a remarkable innings of 155 against Canada and a couple of fifties, secured him a spot in Zimbabwe’s squad for the 2015 World Cup. His contributions with the bat in the lead-up to the tournament played a crucial role in his selection.

Cricket runs in the Chibhabha family, as Chamu’s sister, Julia, was the first Zimbabwe women’s cricket team captain. She also created history by becoming the first women’s player to be contracted as a coach by Zimbabwe Cricket, showcasing the family’s influence and commitment to the sport.

Chamu Chibhabha’s cricketing journey is still in progress, with his skills and dedication continuously improving. His natural talent, coupled with hard work, has seen him earn a respectable place in Zimbabwe cricket. As he continues to represent his country, fans eagerly await more impressive performances from this talented all-rounder.

Chamu Chibhabha Career Stats

Chamu Chibhabha Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 5 10 0 175 60 17.5 450 38.88 0 1 25 0 0 0
T20Is 36 35 0 667 67 19.05 609 109.52 0 5 78 13 9 0
ODIs 109 109 2 2474 99 23.12 3913 63.22 0 16 238 14 34 0
FC 115 209 5 5651 149 27.7 - - 7 30 - - 62 0
List A 253 249 15 6314 155* 26.98 - - 4 39 - - 83 0
T20s 101 99 6 2308 86* 24.81 2023 114.08 0 16 229 62 30 0

Chamu Chibhabha Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 5 4 246 162 1 1/44 1/44 162 3.95 246 0 0 0
T20Is 36 22 323 455 14 3/18 3/18 32.5 8.45 23 0 0 0
ODIs 109 59 1679 1631 35 4/25 4/25 46.6 5.82 47.9 1 0 0
FC 115 - 6751 3842 124 5/66 - 30.98 3.41 54.4 3 2 0
List A 253 - 3750 3250 92 4/25 4/25 35.32 5.2 40.7 1 0 0
T20s 101 59 922 1351 44 4/32 4/32 30.7 8.79 20.9 1 0 0

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