Dion Ebrahim

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Dion Ebrahim
Personal information
Full name Dion Digby Ebrahim
Born August 7, 1980 (1980-08-07) (age 37)
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling Right-arm off spin
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 49) 19 April 2001 v Bangladesh
Last Test 20 September 2005 v India
ODI debut (cap 63) 7 April 2001 v Bangladesh
Last ODI 29 January 2005 v Bangladesh
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI
Matches 29 82
Runs scored 1,225 1,443
Batting average 22.68 20.61
100s/50s 0/10 1/4
Top score 94 121
Balls bowled - 5
Wickets - -
Bowling average - -
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - n/a
Best bowling - -
Catches/stumpings 16/- 23/-
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 11 September 2017

Dion Digby Ebrahim (born August 7, 1980 in Bulawayo) is a former Zimbabwean cricketer, who played Tests and ODIs. Ebrahim is a defensive batsmen who prefers to score cautiously[citation needed] in order to build an innings.

International career[edit]

A graduate of the CFX Academy in Harare, Ebrahim was considered an integral part of Zimbabwean cricket until falling out of favour with authorities.

Ebrahim has a highest One Day International score of 121 and highest Test score of 94.

Domestic career[edit]

After departing from Zimbabwe in 2005, he has played in UK as the captain of Stony Stratford CC who play in the Northants Premier Division.

He also played in New Zealand for the Hawera United Cricket Club and Taranaki CC in the Hawke Cup.

In 2009, he was contracted by Zimbabwean franchise side Matabeleland Tuskers. He was released by his kiwi club team Taranaki CC to let him play domestic cricket in Zimbabwe and push for a spot in Zimbabwean national side. He appeared for the Tuskers and thus he made himself available for national selection again. He is a prolific run scorer for Matabeleland Tuskers since his return and is a valuable member of the side.

In mid-2011, he played for Shenley village in the herts league in England. He spent the 2011/12 and the 2012/13 summer playing in Taranaki, New Zealand.

Ebrahim Joined the ambitious Shenley Village cricket club, who Play at the excellent facilities of the Shenley Cricket Centre.

Dion was appointed the captain and club head coach for 2011 to spearhead the ongoing development of the clubs senior and Junior sections to help them build the complete infrastructure needed to become a premier league club. His 6 centuries helped make him only the 6th person to score 1000 league runs in a season, as well as taking 42 wickets, and steering the club to the last 8 in the county cup.


Dion was arrested for using a Zimbabwe Cricket sponsored car after the ZC board did not offer him a new contract. Dion's lawyer told the police that ZC did not pay Dion his outstanding match fees. It was revealed that Tatenda Taibu was also involved in the case. ZC owed both Dion and Tatenda $200,000 each in backpay. Tatenda told Associated Press that he would not give back the car until he had match fee outstandings paid to him fully. But the ZC Board said that the Ebrahim's payment is separate to the continued use of the ZC registered car. The problem remains unsolved.[1]

International centuries[edit]

ODI centuries[edit]

One Day International centuries of Dion Ebrahim
No Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Date Result
[1] 101* 21  Bangladesh Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh Bangabandhu National Stadium 25 November 2001 Won

International awards[edit]

One Day International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Bangladesh Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka 25 November 2001 121 (140 balls: 11x4)  Zimbabwe won by 42 runs.[2]
2 Bangladesh Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka 26 November 2001 84 (130 balls: 11x4)  Zimbabwe won by 7 wickets.[3]

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