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Hamilton Masakadza
Hamilton Masakadza

Batting Style: Right Handed

DOB: 9th Aug 1983

Bowling Style: Right-arm medium

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Career Stats
Batting & Fielding
Format Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct st
Tests 35 70 2 2071 30.46 158 4652 44.52 5 7 249 20 28 0
ODIs 178 177 4 5023 29.03 178* 6765 74.25 5 31 514 75 69 0
T20is 50 50 2 1413 29.44 93* 1180 119.75 0 10 131 51 16 0
First Class 134 241 11 9236 40.16 208* 18169 50.83 22 43 1137 101 119 0
List A 304 302 19 9485 33.52 178* 12155 78.03 9 62 945 163 135 0
T20s 114 113 15 3709 37.85 162* 2890 128.34 4 28 306 152 48 0
Bowling
Format Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
Tests 35 23 1152 49 482 16 30.13 2.51 72 3/24 0 0 0
ODIs 178 82 1802 5 1590 38 41.84 5.29 47.42 3/39 0 0 0
T20is 50 9 72 0 113 2 56.5 9.42 36 1/4 0 0 0
First Class 134 109 4118 183 1824 62 29.42 2.66 66.42 4/11 1 0 0
List A 304 142 3266 19 2755 87 31.67 5.06 37.54 4/36 3 0 0
T20s 114 29 336 2 380 19 20 6.79 17.68 2/6 0 0 0
Profile

A burly right-hander, Hamilton Masakadza was still at school when he became the youngest batsman ever to score a century on his Test debut, at 17 years and 254 days. That record was subsequently broken by Mohammad Ashraful, but 10 years and six days later he would set another one when he scored his second Test hundred: the fifth longest time between Test centuries, and the longest by a player whose career was not interrupted by a World War. Masakadza's game is based on patience and a sound defence, but he is solidly-built and can be a powerful hitter in the shorter forms of the game. Despite his early success, he chose to put his career on hold so that he could study at the University of the Free State. When the rebel player crisis hit Zimbabwe cricket he was recalled, and proved himself to be a sounder batsman than most of his young teammates. After finishing his studies he returned to Zimbabwe and in 2009 scored over 1000 runs in ODIs, with his 156 and 178 not out in the home series against Kenya making him the first batsman to make 150 or more twice in the same series. As captain of the Mountaineers he led them to the 50- and 20-over titles in 2009-10, but he suffered a slump in late 2010 which saw him miss out on World Cup selection the following year. He overcame that disappointment to become a key player in 2011, batting at the top of the order in all formats.

Last Updated:7th Mar 2016 Author:Tristan Holme
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