Chris Mpofu

Country: Zimbabwe
Born: November 27, 1985, Plumtree, Matabeleland
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowler

Chris Mpofu Bio

Christopher Bobby Mpofu, born on November 27, 1984, is a Zimbabwean cricket player who has shown great promise and potential throughout his career. Standing tall as a seam bowler, Mpofu possesses the ability to hit the pitch hard and generate good movement, making him a formidable opponent for any batsman.

Mpofu made his One Day International (ODI) debut against England in October 2004, where he immediately caught the attention of the cricketing world with his skill and talent. His impressive performance caused the England top-order considerable anxiety, proving that he had what it takes to compete at the highest level.

While his early Test appearances did not set the world alight, Mpofu’s abilities and potential were evident, despite struggling with consistency. His action was technically sound, but it was noted that a better brace of his front leg during his delivery stride could maximize his height and potential as a bowler. Mpofu understood the areas he needed to improve and was determined to refine his skills.

Under the guidance of Zimbabwe’s bowling coach, Heath Streak, Mpofu underwent significant improvements and development. His action became smoother, his outswing became more consistent, and his pace increased. These improvements marked a turning point in his career, showcasing his dedication and ability to learn from experienced coaches.

However, Mpofu has faced challenges in other aspects of his game. His crease occupation has been a weak point, highlighted by instances of being stumped and run out due to lapses in concentration. Though his batting skills still have room for improvement, his bowling talent and potential have not gone unnoticed by cricketing experts and fans.

Despite occasional fluctuations in form, Mpofu’s role in Zimbabwean cricket remains crucial. As Zimbabwe looks forward to its return to Test cricket, Mpofu will undoubtedly play an instrumental part in shaping the team’s success. With his ability to generate movement and hit the pitch hard, he can provide Zimbabwe with essential breakthroughs against formidable opponents.

While his cricketing journey is still ongoing, Mpofu’s career shows immense promise and potential. As with any young talented player, continuity in performance will be the key to establishing his position and making a lasting impact on the international cricket scene.

Christopher Bobby Mpofu has the raw qualities to succeed and become a key figure in Zimbabwean cricket. With constant dedication, refinement, and perseverance, he has the potential to forge a successful and fulfilling career as a cricketer. As fans and cricket enthusiasts eagerly follow his progress, Mpofu’s journey will undoubtedly be one full of significant milestones and achievements.

Chris Mpofu Career Stats

Chris Mpofu Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 15 28 10 105 33 5.83 249 42.16 0 0 7 5 4 0
T20Is 32 11 7 35 17* 8.75 43 81.39 0 0 3 1 5 0
ODIs 84 41 21 57 9* 2.85 210 27.14 0 0 1 0 11 0
FC 111 173 48 1250 57 10 3731 33.5 0 1 - - 29 0
List A 194 100 44 452 41 8.07 972 46.5 0 0 - - 37 0
T20s 89 36 20 147 27* 9.18 178 82.58 0 0 9 1 18 0

Chris Mpofu Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 15 23 2489 1392 29 4/92 5/123 48 3.35 85.8 2 0 0
T20Is 32 32 694 1035 33 4/30 4/30 31.36 8.94 21 1 0 0
ODIs 84 83 3960 3581 93 6/52 6/52 38.5 5.42 42.5 2 1 0
FC 111 - 17422 8936 296 7/37 - 30.18 3.07 58.8 8 12 1
List A 194 - 8991 7257 252 6/8 6/8 28.79 4.84 35.6 7 3 0
T20s 89 88 1890 2432 94 4/17 4/17 25.87 7.72 20.1 2 0 0

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