Hamilton Masakadza

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Hamilton Masakadza
Personal information
Full name Hamilton Masakadza
Born (1983-08-09) 9 August 1983 (age 32)
Harare, Zimbabwe
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role All-rounder
Relations Shingirai Masakadza (brother)
Wellington Masakadza (brother)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 53) 27 July 2001 v West Indies
Last Test 12 November 2014 v Bangladesh
ODI debut (cap 65) 23 September 2001 v South Africa
Last ODI 3 October 2015 v Pakistan
ODI shirt no. 03
Domestic team information
Years Team
2000–05 Manicaland
2001 Mashonaland
2003–04 Matabeleland
2007–09 Easterns
2009–present Mountaineers
2013 Sylhet Royals
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 29 161 38 121
Runs scored 1,712 4,383 1,002 8,395
Batting average 30.57 28.09 27.08 41.15
100s/50s 4/6 3/29 0/7 21/38
Top score 158 178* 79 208*
Balls bowled 894 1,769 72 3,710
Wickets 13 38 2 56
Bowling average 27.69 40.81 56.50 29.37
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 3/24 3/39 1/4 4/11
Catches/stumpings 18/– 62/– 13/– 99/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 20 November 2015

Hamilton Masakadza (born 9 August 1983) is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He was the captain of Zimbabwe until his sacking from the post, following the Zimbabwe Cricket board's review of the team's poor performance at the 2016 ICC World T20.[1] He is a right-handed batsman and occasional right-arm medium-pace bowler. His brothers, Shingirai Masakadza and Wellington Masakadza, also play for Zimbabwe; all three have played domestically for the Mountaineers. He is one of Zimbabwe's leading run scorers in international formats.

Early career[edit]

In February 2000, aged just 16 and still a schoolboy at Churchill School, Masakadza became the first black Zimbabwean to score a first-class century. He made his Test debut soon after, in July 2001, against the West Indies in Harare. In his team's second innings, he made 119, thus becoming - at the age of 17 years and 354 days - the youngest player to make a century on his Test debut. However, he only held this record for less than two months, before it was broken by Bangladesh's Mohammad Ashraful.

After briefly putting his professional cricket career on hold to study at the University of the Free State, Masakadza was recalled to the national team in late 2004 following the rebel crisis, and has maintained a regular presence since.

International career[edit]

During the team's six-year exile from Test cricket (2005–2011), he increased his ability in One Day Internationals. His first century in this format came on 14 August 2009, against Bangladesh in Bulawayo, and in October 2009 he made scores of 156 and 178 not out in a home ODI series against Kenya - thus becoming the first Zimbabwean to make two scores of 150 or more in ODIs, and the first player from any country to make two such scores in the same series.[2]

When Zimbabwe made its return to Test cricket in August 2011, playing a one-off match against Bangladesh in Harare, Masakadza made 104 in the first innings - thus making his second Test century ten years after his first.[3] In 2015, he made his first appearance in the senior Cricket World Cup, having previously made two appearances in the Under-19 version (in 2000 and 2002).

As of November 2015, Masakadza is Zimbabwe's sixth-highest Test run-scorer and fifth-highest ODI run-scorer. He is also the country's leading Twenty20 International run-scorer, becoming the first Zimbabwean to reach 1,000 runs in this format on 29 September 2015.[4]

In Zimbabwe's tour of Bangladesh in January 2016, Masakadza set a world record for the most runs scored in a T20I bilateral series, with a total of 222 across four games.[5]

Following India's tour to Zimbabwe in June 2016, Masakadza became the first Zimbabwean cricketer to play in 50 Twenty20 International matches.[6]

International centuries[edit]

Test centuries[edit]

Hamilton Masakadza's Test centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 119 1  West Indies Zimbabwe Harare, Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club 2001 Drawn
2 104 16  Bangladesh Zimbabwe Harare, Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club 2011 Won
3 111* 23  Bangladesh Zimbabwe Harare, Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club 2013 Lost
4 158 28  Bangladesh Bangladesh Khulna, Bangladesh Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium 2014 Lost

One Day International centuries[edit]

Hamilton Masakadza's One Day International centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 102 69  Bangladesh Zimbabwe Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club 2009 Won
2 156 72  Kenya Zimbabwe Harare, Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club 2009 Won
3 178* 76  Kenya Zimbabwe Harare, Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club 2009 Won
4 110 165  Afghanistan United Arab Emirates Sharjah, UAE Sharjah Cricket Stadium 2016 Lost

International Awards[edit]

Test Cricket[edit]

Man of the match awards[edit]

  • In this table Ct., refers to the Catches and St. refers to the Stumping
# Series Season Match Performance Result
1 2nd Test – West Indies in Zimbabwe Test Series 2001 1st Innings – 9 (23 balls, 1x4). 2nd Innings - 119 (316 balls, 12x4) . Drawn.[7]

One-Day International Cricket[edit]

Player of the series awards[edit]

# Series Season Match Performance Result
1 Kenya in Zimbabwe 2009/10 467 runs, 3 wickets. (5 Matches)  Zimbabwe Won the series 4-1.[8]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Sri Lanka Harare Sports Club, Harare 24 November 2008 77 (71 balls, 7x4, 2x6) ; DNB  Sri Lanka won by 5 runs.[9]
2 Kenya Harare Sports Club, Harare 12 October 2009 156 (151 balls, 11x4, 6x6) ; 1-0-7-0  Zimbabwe won by 91 runs.[10]
3 Kenya Harare Sports Club, Harare 18 October 2009 178 (167 balls, 17x4, 4x6)  Zimbabwe won by 142 runs.[11]
4 Pakistan Harare Sports Club, Harare 27 August 2013 2-0-17-0; 85 (104 balls, 9x4, 1x6)  Zimbabwe won by 7 wickets.[12]
5 Afghanistan Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo 22 July 2014 84 (93 balls, 9x4, 2x6); 1-0-6-0  Afghanistan won by 2 wickets.[13]
6 Afghanistan Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 2 January 2016 83 (138 balls, 6x4, 3x6); DNB ; 2 ct.  Zimbabwe won by 117 runs.[14]

Twenty20 International Cricket[edit]

Man of the match awards[edit]

# Series Date Opposition Match Performance Result
1 Quadrangular Series in Canada 13 October 2008 Canada 79 (52 balls, 8x4, 3x6); DNB  Zimbabwe won by 109 runs.[15]
2 Bangladesh in Zimbabwe 11 May 2013 Bangladesh 59 (48 balls, 4x4, 1x6); 1-0-7-0  Zimbabwe won by 6 runs.[16]
3 Walton T20 Cricket Series 15 January 2016 Bangladesh 79 (53 balls, 9x4, 2x6); DNB  Bangladesh won by 4 wickets.[17]
4 Walton T20 Cricket Series 22 January 2016 Bangladesh 93* (58 balls, 8x4, 5x6); DNB  Zimbabwe won by 18 runs.[18]

Player of the series awards[edit]

# Series Season Match Performance Result
1 Walton T20 Cricket Series 2015/16 222 runs (2x50) , 1 ct. (4 Matches) Series drawn 2-2.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zimbabwe sack Masakadza, Whatmore. ESPNcricinfo
  2. ^ Lynch, Steven (2013). The Wisden Guide to International Cricket 2014: The Definitive Player-by-Player Guide. John Wisden & Co. p. 99. ISBN 978-1-4081-9473-7. 
  3. ^ "Masakadza’s ton boosts Zimbabwe". Taipei Times. 7 August 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Brickhill, Liam (29 September 2015). "Masakadza's monster hit, Wasim's full-length leap". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Masakadza, Madziva help Zimbabwe level series". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Dhoni equals Ponting's all-time captaincy record". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "West Indies tour of Zimbabwe, 2001 – Scorecard of 2nd Test". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "Kenya tour of Zimbabwe, 2009/10". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "Sri Lanka tour of Zimbabwe, 2008/09 – Scorecard of 3rd match". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  10. ^ "Kenya tour of Zimbabwe, 2009/10 – Scorecard of 1st match". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "Kenya tour of Zimbabwe, 2009/10 – Scorecard of 5th match". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  12. ^ "Pakistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2013 – Scorecard of 1st match". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  13. ^ "Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014 – Scorecard of 3rd match". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  14. ^ "Afghanistan v Zimbabwe ODI Series – Scorecard of 3rd ODI match". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  15. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/361659.html
  16. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/623571.html
  17. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/958415.html
  18. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/958421.html
  19. ^ "Walton T20 Cricket Series, 2015/16". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 

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