Full Name Chris Mpofu
Born November 27, 1985
Plumtree, Matabeleland
Age 31 Years, 1 Months, 22 Days
National Side Zimbabwe
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Right-arm fast medium
Batting Rank Test - NA, T20I - NA
Bowling Rank Test - 97, T20I - 99
Teams Played Zimbabwe, Matabeleland, Mashonaland, Matabeleland Tuskers, Westerns, Zimbabwe Under-23, Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Inv XI
Man of the Match Test - 0, ODI - 1, World Cup - 0, T20I - 0,
Career Span [Test, 2005 - 2016], [ODI, 2004 - 2016], [World Cup, 2007 - 2011], [T20I, 2008 - 2015],

In the past few years, cricket in Zimbabwe has been through its lowest ebb with the team increasingly relying on its spinners to provide breakthroughs as compared to the heydays when Eddo Brandes and Heath Streak used to form the strike partners. However, with lack of quality cricketers coming up and the mass exodus of existing players, players like Chris Mpofu have featured for Zimbabwe on a far more consistent basis than they would have under normal circumstances.

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Chris Mpofu Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 11 21 7 49 20 v SL 0 0 2 3 3.50 28.65 2 0
ODI 71 36 19 42 6 v SL 0 0 1 0 2.47 23.33 10 0
World Cup 7 5 1 7 3* v CAN 0 0 0 0 1.75 22.58 1 0
T20I 20 5 3 13 6* v NZ 0 0 0 1 6.50 108.33 3 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 17 332.2 63 1170 25 4/92 v NZ 1 0 46.80 3.52 79.76
ODI 70 557 37 3018 73 6/52 v KEN 4 1 41.34 5.41 45.78
World Cup 7 56 6 325 11 4/62 v SL 0 0 29.54 5.80 30.54
T20I 20 71 0 616 16 3/16 v PAK 2 0 38.50 8.67 26.62

Chris Mpofu Profile

In the past few years, cricket in Zimbabwe has been through its lowest ebb with the team increasingly relying on its spinners to provide breakthroughs as compared to the heydays when Eddo Brandes and Heath Streak used to form the strike partners. However, with lack of quality cricketers coming up and the mass exodus of existing players, players like Chris Mpofu have featured for Zimbabwe on a far more consistent basis than they would have under normal circumstances.

A tall speedster, Mpofu at mid-120 kph is a pedestrian pace for most international batsmen. However, his ability to hit the deck hard and swing the ball away from right-handers has resulted in him being Zimbabwe’s new ball bowler in ODIs. The Plumtree-born youngster made his Test and ODI debut way back in 2004 but until 2010, had played in less than 50 ODIs, a testament to both his inconsistency and Zimbabwe’s lack of international cricket. But he has had some memorable moments along the way, having scalped five wickets on Test debut and has also come up with a few notable performances against weaker teams in ODIs.

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