Personal Information

Full NameElton Chigumbura
BornMarch 14, 1986 Kwekwe, Midlands
Age38 Years, 1 Months, 3 Days
National SideZimbabwe
Batting StyleRight Handed
BowlingRight-arm fast medium



Man of the Match

TestODIT20World CupCL

Career Information

Teams PlayedZimbabwe, Africa XI, Mashonaland A, Manicaland, Mashonaland Eagles, Mashonaland, Northamptonshire, Northerns (Zim), Southern Rocks, Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Inv XI, Zimbabwe Under-19, Chattogram Challengers, Sylhet Thunder, Zimbabwe XI, Barbados Tridents, Kalabagan Krira Chakra, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, Quetta Gladiators, Speen Ghar Tigers, Zimbabweans
Career Span

Elton Chigumbura Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

1427056988 v BAN0467621.0750.2260
213198264340117 v PAK21934310625.2380.02720
World Cup
1313323538 v KEN0020823.5090.0360
5453985254* v IND03585119.36142.71190
2212118* v ND002021.00105.00--

Bowling Performance

2230161966215/54 v BAN1146.003.2086.00
132723.12342741014/28 v KEN9042.315.9142.96
World Cup
1043.4326873/50 v PAK1038.286.1337.42
21460427164/31 v ENG1026.689.2817.25

Elton Chigumbura Profile

Fast-tracked into the Zimbabwean Test side at the age of 18, Elton Chigumbura did not perform well on debut with scores of 14 and 0, but he scalped the important wicket of Mahela Jayawardena. His Test career was rather short-lived, as Zimbabwe was barred from Tests in 2005, the year after Chigumbura made his debut.

With Zimbabwe still participating in ODIs, Chigumbura has gained experience in the shorter form of the game and has proven himself to be one of the shining stars of a side that seems to be in a periodic state of flux. He is an aggressive batsman, demonstrated by his big hitting. He normally bats in the middle order and places his innings to perfection. The ability to clear the fence easily makes him a dangerous prospect for any opposition in the death overs. Chigumbura has also proved to be a more-than-useful pace bowler and though he gives away runs, he has this uncanny knack of picking up wickets at regular intervals. The all-rounder from Kwekwe is known to be nimble in the field and has a safe pair of hands.

With the increasing politicization of Zimbabwean cricket and the sacking or retirement of many experienced players, the team performed poorly over several years. Never a strong team, in recent years, even wins against minnow nations were not guaranteed. It was in these state of affairs that Chigumbura was entrusted with captaincy in 2010. But, after a dismal show at the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, the captaincy changed hands as Chigumbura was replaced with Brendan Taylor, a move that signaled Zimbabwe's return to Test cricket in the same year to face Bangladesh at home.