Vusi Sibanda

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Vusi Sibanda
Personal information
Full name Vusimuzi Sibanda
Born (1983-10-10) 10 October 1983 (age 30)
Highfield, Harare, Zimbabwe
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 60) 4 November 2003 v West Indies
Last Test 10-14 2013 v Pakistan
ODI debut (cap 75) 22 November 2003 v West Indies
Last ODI 31 August 2013 v Pakistan
ODI shirt no. 46
Domestic team information
Years Team
2002–2006 Midlands
2009 – Mid West Rhinos
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODI FC LA
Matches 12 111 105 208
Runs scored 526 2,706 5,785 4,974
Batting average 21.91 25.28 30.93 25,77
100s/50s 0/2 2/20 14/23 4/32
Top score 93 116 215 190
Balls bowled 141 2,001 402
Wickets 2 22 5
Bowling average 74.50 58.81 82.60
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/12 4/30 2/50
Catches/stumpings 13/– 39/– 116/– 74/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 14 September 2013

Vusimuzi "Vusi" Sibanda (born 10 October 1983) is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He has played international cricket for the Zimbabwe cricket team. He also plays for Midlands in the Logan Cup.

Life and career[edit]

Sibanda is a right-handed opening batsman and showed potential as a teenager, graduating from the Zimbabwe Cricket Academy and being fast-tracked into the national team.

He made his ODI debut in 2003 against the West Indies and made 58. Sibanda however struggled at international level from there on in, not scoring another half century for 18 innings, making at one stage 3 consecutive ducks.

In May 2005 his place in the national team came under threat by the imminent return of the 'rebel' Zimbabwean cricketers who walked out on the team in a dispute with Zimbabwe Cricket. The return was unsuccessful and Sibanda again became a regular at the top of the order for Zimbabwe, making his maiden ODI hundred in 2006 against Bermuda in the Caribbean Tri Nations Tournament.

He made a return to international cricket (although he denied ever retiring [1]) for the Africa XI in the 2007 Afro-Asia Cup. He played in two of the three ODIs, scoring 80 runs at an average of 40.00. Although Sibanda wasn't playing initially in the 2011 Cricket World Cup and injury to Sean Williams meant a call-up for him. He scored 61 of 57 balls in an innings that included 7 fours. Zimbabwe reached 308/6.[1]

Sibanda has been ruled out of selection at present due to him skipping the Logan Cup for Grade cricket club Eastern Suburbs. He's working his way to international reckoning by returning to play for the Mid West Rhinos.

Teams[edit]

International[edit]

Zimbabwean first-class[edit]

Zimbabwean club[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Tests[edit]

Test Debut: vs West Indies, Harare, 2003–2004
Latest Test: vs New Zealand, Bulawayo, 2011–2012

  • Sibanda's best Test score of 93 was made against New Zealand, Harare, 2011.

One-day internationals[edit]

ODI Debut: vs West Indies, Bulawayo, 2003–2004
Latest ODI: vs Asia XI, Chennai, 2007

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