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Hamilton Masakadza
Hamilton Masakadza
QUICK FACTS
  • Nick Name: NULL
    Batting Style: Right Handed
  • DOB: 9th Aug 1983
    Bowling Style: Right-arm medium
  • TEAM:
  • Zimbabwe, Mountaineers, Zimbabwe A, Abahani Limited, Kalabagan Krira Chakra, Amo Sharks
CAREER STATS
BATTING & FIELDING
Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 33 66 2 1820 28.44 158 4228 43.05 4 6 218 17 25 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 131 235 11 8939 39.91 208* 17665 50.6 21 42 1097 98 114 0
List A 302 300 19 9416 33.51 178* 12077 77.97 9 62 934 163 134 0
T20s 113 112 15 3696 38.1 162* 2878 128.42 4 28 305 151 48 0
BOWLING
Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
Tests 33 22 1128 48 473 16 29.56 2.52 70.5 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 131 106 4022 181 1787 60 29.78 2.67 67.03 4/11 1 0 0
List A 302 141 3242 19 2734 84 32.55 5.06 38.6 4/36 3 0 0
T20s 113 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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