Pommie Mbangwa

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Pommie Mbangwa
Personal information
Full name Mpumelelo Mbangwa
Born (1976-06-26) 26 June 1976 (age 38)
Plumtree, Rhodesia
Nickname Pommie
International information
National side
Test debut 26 October 1996 v Pakistan
Last Test 19 September 2000 v New Zealand
ODI debut 1 November 1996 v Pakistan
Last ODI 18 September 2002 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
1996 – 2004 Matabeleland
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 15 29
Runs scored 34 34
Batting average 2.00 4.85
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 8 11
Balls bowled 2596 1369
Wickets 32 11
Bowling average 31.43 103.63
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 3/23 2/24
Catches/stumpings 2/- 3/-
Source: Cricinfo, 11 February 2006

Mpumelelo Mbangwa (born 26 June 1976, Plumtree, Rhodesia) is a former Zimbabwean cricketer and currently, a cricket commentator. He played fifteen Tests and twenty nine One Day Internationals for Zimbabwe. After being dropped from the international side after the 2002 Champions Trophy, he took up work as a cricket commentator for television, and he has remained in that line of work since. He is also known under his nickname Pommie.

Given a qualification of twenty innings, Mbangwa has the lowest batting average (2.00) of all Test cricketers.[1] However, as of 2008, he is one of nine Zimbabweans to have taken 30 Test wickets, and of those only Heath Streak and David Brain took them at a lower average.


  1. ^ Frindall, Bill (2009). Ask Bearders. BBC Books. p. 87. ISBN 978-1-84607-880-4.