David Mutendera

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David Mutendera
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 1 9
Runs scored 10 20
Batting average 5.00 10.00
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 10 10
Balls bowled 84 390
Wickets - 9
Bowling average - 37.11
5 wickets in innings - 0
10 wickets in match - n/a
Best bowling - 3/23
Catches/stumpings 0/- 1/-
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 11 February 2006

David Travolta Mutendera (born 25 January 1979 in Salisbury - now Harare) is a former Zimbabwean cricketer who played one Test and nine One Day Internationals for Zimbabwe.

A tall seam bowler, measuring at almost two metres off the ground, he got bounce off the pitch and had the off cutter as his stock ball. He had little success at international level, however, as his Test debut saw him bowl 14 overs against New Zealand - coming on as third change in the first innings and not bowling at all in the second. Batting at number eleven, he made 10 and 0 in Zimbabwe's seven-wicket loss. In ODIs he got nine wickets in his nine matches spread over two years, although six of them came against the bottom-ranked Bangladesh team. He also dismissed Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist twice, however.

He had played 20 matches (not all first-class) for Zimbabwe A, but failed to get into the domestic sides, and has not played a first class game since April 2004, when he took five for 62 for Mashonaland in the first innings during a 329-run win against his old team Midlands.