Full Name Hamilton Masakadza
Born August 9, 1983
Harare
Age 36 Years, 3 Months, 12 Days
National Side Zimbabwe
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Batting Rank Test - 42, ODI - 88, World Cup - 88, T20I - 22
Bowling Rank Test - 88, ODI - NA, World Cup - NA, T20I - NA
Teams Played Zimbabwe, Easterns (Zim), Manicaland, Matabeleland, Mountaineers, Mashonaland, Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Inv XI, Zimbabwe Under-19, Sylhet Sixers, Zimbabwe XI, Kalabagan Cricket Academy, Abahani Limited, Kalabagan Krira Chakra, Amo Sharks, Zimbabweans
Man of the Match Test - 1, ODI - 7, World Cup - 0, T20I - 4,
Career Span [Test, 2001 - 2018], [ODI, 2001 - 2019], [World Cup, 2015], [T20I, 2006 - 2019],

The right-handed batsman from Zimbabwe burst onto the international circuit and made a name for himself quite early in his career. Hamilton Masakadza was just 17 years and 254 days old when he scored a composed 119 against West Indies in 2000/01 on his Test debut, to become the then youngest batsman ever to score a century on Test debut. The record was then surpassed by Mohammad Ashraful but there is still no doubting the talent and capability of the man from Harare.

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Hamilton Masakadza Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 38 76 2 2223 158 v BAN 5 8 264 23 30.04 44.38 29 0
ODI 209 208 4 5658 178* v KEN 5 34 585 86 27.73 73.21 71 0
World Cup 6 6 0 122 80 v SA 0 1 12 2 20.33 75.77 1 0
T20I 66 66 2 1662 93* v BAN 0 11 151 65 25.96 117.20 25 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 24 194 49 489 16 3/24 v BAN 1 0 30.56 2.52 72.75
ODI 85 307.2 5 1636 39 3/39 v BAN 1 0 41.94 5.32 47.28
World Cup 6 16.2 0 101 1 1/39 v WI 0 0 101.00 6.18 98.00
T20I 9 12 0 113 2 1/4 v BAN 0 0 56.50 9.41 36.00

Hamilton Masakadza Profile

The right-handed batsman from Zimbabwe burst onto the international circuit and made a name for himself quite early in his career. Hamilton Masakadza was just 17 years and 254 days old when he scored a composed 119 against West Indies in 2000/01 on his Test debut, to become the then youngest batsman ever to score a century on Test debut. The record was then surpassed by Mohammad Ashraful but there is still no doubting the talent and capability of the man from Harare.

An opening batsman, Masakadza has always been an integral part of the Zimbabwean batting line-up and has batted the team to success on a few occasions. His cricketing career has seen many starts and stops due to his constant will to pursue his studies in South Africa. In fact, a year after his Test debut, he put his career on hold to pursue his education but he made sure that he was still available for the team when they needed him. His next break came in the year 2005 when he played an ODI series against England, where he struggled to find form before scoring his maiden ODI fifty in the last game of the series. Masakadza decided to take a break from cricket again and did not sign the national contract early in 2006 but still remained available for Zimbabwe.

The year 2009 turned out to be a big one for the Zimbabwean opener and in the home ODI series against Kenya that year, Masakadza notched up massive scores of 156 and 178 not out. Hamilton Masakadza has proven himself to be an important part of the Zimbabwe team and will certainly be the key to the revival of Zimbabwe cricket.

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