|Full name||Hamilton Masakadza|
9 August 1983 |
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Relations||Shingirai Masakadza (brother)
Wellington Masakadza (brother)
|Test debut (cap 53)||27 July 2001 v West Indies|
|Last Test||29 October 2017 v West Indies|
|ODI debut (cap 65)||23 September 2001 v South Africa|
|Last ODI||10 July 2017 v Sri Lanka|
|ODI shirt no.||03|
|T20I debut (cap 6)||28 November 2006 v Bangladesh|
|Last T20I||22 June 2016 v India|
|Domestic team information|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 18 July 2017
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. 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.
- 1 Early career
- 2 International career
- 3 International centuries
- 4 International Awards
- 5 References
- 6 External links
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.
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. He has the record for scoring the most number of runs in a 5 match ODI series(467)
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. 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.
|Hamilton Masakadza's Test centuries|
|1||119||1||West Indies||Harare, Zimbabwe||Harare Sports Club||2001||Drawn|
|2||104||16||Bangladesh||Harare, Zimbabwe||Harare Sports Club||2011||Won|
|3||111*||23||Bangladesh||Harare, Zimbabwe||Harare Sports Club||2013||Lost|
|4||158||28||Bangladesh||Khulna, Bangladesh||Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium||2014||Lost|
|5||147||35||West Indies||Bulawayo, Zimbabwe||Queens Sports Club||2017||Drawn|
One Day International centuries
|Hamilton Masakadza's One Day International centuries|
|1||102||69||Bangladesh||Bulawayo, Zimbabwe||Queens Sports Club||2009||Won|
|2||156||72||Kenya||Harare, Zimbabwe||Harare Sports Club||2009||Won|
|3||178*||76||Kenya||Harare, Zimbabwe||Harare Sports Club||2009||Won|
|4||110||165||Afghanistan||Sharjah, United Arab Emirates||Sharjah Cricket Stadium||2016||Lost|
|5||111||176||Sri Lanka||Hambantota, Sri Lanka||Mahinda Rajapaksa Cricket Stadium||2017||Lost|
Man of the match awards
- In this table Ct., refers to the Catches and St. refers to the Stumping
|1||2nd Test – West Indies in Zimbabwe Test Series||2001||1st Innings – 9 (23 balls, 1x4). 2nd Innings – 119 (316 balls, 12x4) .||Drawn.|
One-Day International Cricket
Player of the series awards
|1||Kenya in Zimbabwe||2009/10||467 runs, 3 wickets. (5 Matches)||Zimbabwe Won the series 4–1.|
|2||Zimbabwe in Sri Lanka||2017||258 runs at 51.60, 1x100, 1x50; 2 Ct. (5 Matches)||Zimbabwe won the series 3–2.|
Man of the Match awards
|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.|
|2||Kenya||Harare Sports Club, Harare||12 October 2009||156 (151 balls, 11x4, 6x6) ; 1–0–7–0||Zimbabwe won by 91 runs.|
|3||Kenya||Harare Sports Club, Harare||18 October 2009||178 (167 balls, 17x4, 4x6)||Zimbabwe won by 142 runs.|
|4||Pakistan||Harare Sports Club, Harare||27 August 2013||2–0–17–0; 85 (104 balls, 9x4, 1x6)||Zimbabwe won by 7 wickets.|
|5||Afghanistan||Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo||22 July 2014||84 (93 balls, 9x4, 2x6); 1–0–6–0||Afghanistan won by 2 wickets.|
|6||Afghanistan||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah||2 January 2016||83 (138 balls, 6x4, 3x6); DNB ; 2 ct.||Zimbabwe won by 117 runs.|
Twenty20 International Cricket
Man of the match awards
|1||Quadrangular Series in Canada||13 October 2008||Canada||79 (52 balls, 8x4, 3x6); DNB||Zimbabwe won by 109 runs.|
|2||Bangladesh in Zimbabwe||11 May 2013||Bangladesh||59 (48 balls, 4x4, 1x6); 1–0–7–0||Zimbabwe won by 6 runs.|
|3||Walton T20 Cricket Series||15 January 2016||Bangladesh||79 (53 balls, 9x4, 2x6); DNB||Bangladesh won by 4 wickets.|
|4||Walton T20 Cricket Series||22 January 2016||Bangladesh||93* (58 balls, 8x4, 5x6); DNB||Zimbabwe won by 18 runs.|
Player of the series awards
|1||Walton T20 Cricket Series||2015/16||222 runs (2x50) , 1 ct. (4 Matches)||Series drawn 2–2.|
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