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Personal Information

Full NameChristopher Bobby Mpofu
BornNovember 27, 1985 Plumtree, Matabeleland
Age37 Years, 0 Months, 4 Days
National SideZimbabwe
Batting StyleRight Handed
BowlingRight-arm fast medium
SportCricket

Ranking

TestODIT20
Batting---
Bowling--92

Man of the Match

TestODIT20World CupCL
0210-

Career Information

Teams PlayedZimbabwe, Matabeleland, Mashonaland, Matabeleland Tuskers, Westerns, Zimbabwe Under-23, Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Inv XI, Zimbabwe XI
Career Span

Christopher Bobby Mpofu Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

MIN/ORHS100s50s4s6sAVGS/RCTSTDucksR/O
Test
15281010533 v WI00755.8342.1640
ODI
844121579* v BAN00102.8527.14110
World Cup
75173* v CAN00001.7522.5810
T20I
321173517* v NED00318.7581.3950

Bowling Performance

IOMRWBest3s5sAVGE/RS/RMtc
Test
23414.5861392294/92 v NZ2048.003.3585.82
ODI
83660413581936/52 v KEN7138.505.4242.58
World Cup
7566325114/62 v SL0029.545.8030.54
T20I
32115.401035334/30 v AFG2031.368.9421.03

Christopher Bobby 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 has 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.