Full Name Elton Chigumbura
Born March 14, 1986
Kwekwe, Midlands
Age 31 Years, 1 Months, 11 Days
National Side Zimbabwe
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Right-arm fast medium
Batting Rank ODI - 67, World Cup - 67, T20I - 41
Bowling Rank ODI - NA, World Cup - NA, T20I - NA
Teams Played Zimbabwe, Africa XI, Mashonaland A, Manicaland, Mashonaland Eagles, Mashonaland, Northamptonshire, Northerns (Zim), Southern Rocks, Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Inv XI, Zimbabwe, Chittagong Vikings, Sylhet Super Stars, Zimbabwe XI, Barbados Tridents, Kalabagan Krira Chakra, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, Quetta Gladiators
Man of the Match Test - 0, ODI - 6, World Cup - 0, T20I - 2, CL - 0,
Career Span [Test, 2004 - 2014], [ODI, 2004 - 2016], [World Cup, 2007 - 2015], [T20I, 2006 - 2016], [CL, 2014],

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.

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Elton Chigumbura Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 14 27 0 569 88 v BAN 0 4 67 6 21.07 50.22 6 0
ODI 205 190 24 4229 117 v PAK 2 19 335 104 25.47 80.84 69 0
World Cup 13 13 3 235 38 v KEN 0 0 20 8 23.50 90.03 6 0
T20I 47 46 8 789 54* v IND 0 3 56 46 20.76 145.30 18 0
CL 2 2 1 21 18* v NK 0 0 2 0 21.00 105.00 - -

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 22 301 61 966 21 5/54 v BAN 1 1 46.00 3.20 86.00
ODI 132 723.1 23 4274 101 4/28 v KEN 9 0 42.31 5.91 42.96
World Cup 10 43.4 3 268 7 3/50 v PAK 1 0 38.28 6.13 37.42
T20I 21 46 0 427 16 4/31 v ENG 1 0 26.68 9.28 17.25
CL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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.

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