Tendai Chatara

Country: Zimbabwe
Born: February 28, 1991, Chimanimani
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowler

Tendai Chatara Bio

Tendai Larry Chatara, the Zimbabwean cricketer, has made a name for himself with his unique bowling action and impressive wicket-taking ability. Born on February 28, 1991, in Mount Darwin, Zimbabwe, Chatara’s journey to becoming a professional cricketer is a testament to his dedication and natural talent.

From a young age, Chatara displayed extraordinary athleticism, excelling in track events during his time in high school. Representing his province of Manicaland, he participated in both the 200 and 400-meter races. However, it was in cricket where Chatara truly found his calling.

Making his first-class debut for the Mountaineers in 2009, Chatara quickly began to make waves in Zimbabwean cricket. Despite his unorthodox action, with his left arm tightly tucked against his side, Chatara’s ability to generate pace and move the ball away from right-handed batsmen made him a formidable force on the pitch.

Chatara’s breakthrough moment came in November 2009 when he emerged as the leading wicket-taker in the series against the Bangladesh Under-19 team. This notable achievement earned him a spot in the Zimbabwe Under-19 squad for the World Cup in 2009-10. Later, in June 2010, he made his senior international debut for Zimbabwe in a Twenty20 match against India in Harare.

Despite a gap in his appearances for Zimbabwe, Chatara continued to hone his skills in domestic cricket and the A side until 2013. That year, he firmly established himself as one of the country’s premier fast bowlers. In 18 international matches, Chatara took an impressive 32 wickets, showcasing his ability to consistently take wickets at the highest level.

One of Chatara’s career highlights came during Zimbabwe’s famous Test win against Pakistan in 2013. He claimed his maiden Test five-wicket haul in that match, playing a crucial role in Zimbabwe’s historic victory. As the likes of Kyle Jarvis and Chris Mpofu stepped away from international cricket, Chatara assumed the role of Zimbabwe’s senior bowler in 2014.

Throughout his career, Chatara has faced various challenges, including injuries that have temporarily sidelined him. However, he has always shown resilience and determination to overcome these setbacks and return to the game stronger than ever.

With his remarkable talent and invaluable experience, Chatara continues to be a key figure in Zimbabwean cricket. His dedication to his craft, distinctive bowling action, and ability to consistently take wickets have earned him widespread recognition within the cricket community.

Off the field, Chatara is known for his humble and down-to-earth nature. He remains focused on his game, constantly striving to improve and inspire the next generation of cricketers in Zimbabwe.

As Tendai Chatara’s career progresses, cricket fans and enthusiasts alike eagerly await to witness more of his expert bowling performances, as he continues to make his mark on the international stage.

Tendai Chatara Career Stats

Tendai Chatara Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 9 16 2 90 22 6.42 185 48.64 0 0 14 1 0 0
T20Is 56 14 8 49 8 8.16 66 74.24 0 0 2 0 7 0
ODIs 87 57 25 206 23 6.43 439 46.92 0 0 17 2 8 0
FC 64 90 26 752 68 11.75 1145 65.67 0 1 100 16 19 0
List A 182 104 43 437 37* 7.16 778 56.16 0 0 26 10 29 0
T20s 110 32 16 119 19 7.43 151 78.8 0 0 5 2 25 0

Tendai Chatara Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 9 16 1695 663 24 5/61 6/106 27.62 2.34 70.6 0 1 0
T20Is 56 56 1204 1450 62 3/7 3/7 23.38 7.22 19.4 0 0 0
ODIs 87 87 4254 3752 115 4/33 4/33 32.62 5.29 36.9 1 0 0
FC 64 118 10918 5025 232 6/33 11/49 21.65 2.76 47 8 10 1
List A 182 182 8845 7316 271 5/34 5/34 26.99 4.96 32.6 7 4 0
T20s 110 110 2362 2838 119 4/29 4/29 23.84 7.2 19.8 1 0 0

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