Keith Dabengwa

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Keith Dabengwa
Personal information
Full nameKeith Mbusi Dabengwa
Born (1980-08-17) 17 August 1980 (age 39)
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
BattingLeft handed
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 71)15 August 2005 v New Zealand
Last Test20 September 2005 v India
ODI debut (cap 89)4 September 2005 v India
Last ODI12 December 2010 v Bangladesh
Domestic team information
1999/00–2005/06Matabeleland (Westerns)
2000/01CFX Academy
2009/10–2015/16Matabeleland Tuskers
2016/17Bulawayo Metropolitan Tuskers
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 3 37 109 123
Runs scored 90 514 4,944 1,811
Batting average 15.00 19.03 28.91 20.12
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 8/22 0/3
Top score 35 45 161 82*
Balls bowled 438 1,109 11,370 3,672
Wickets 5 23 148 99
Bowling average 49.80 40.69 39.72 28.88
5 wickets in innings 0 0 5 1
10 wickets in match 0 0 1 0
Best bowling 3/127 3/15 7/1 5/19
Catches/stumpings 1/– 12/– 104/– 52/–
Source: CricInfo, 24 April 2020

Keith Mbusi Dabengwa (born 17 August 1980) is a Zimbabwean cricketer.[1]

Dabengwa is a useful all-rounder who made his First class debut for Matabeleland in 2000, taking 5 for 76, he then spent a season at the CFX Academy being named student of the year before returning to Matabeleland. He continued steadily without many spectacular performances but in 2004/05 he got selected in Zimbabwe A squad for their tours of Namibia and Bangladesh. In the first match against Bangladesh A he took five wickets and scored 50 not out.

In 2005 Dabengwa scored his highest first class score of 161 against Midlands this has been his only century to date. Following this, he gained a place in the national squad and made his test debut against New Zealand in Bulawayo taking two wickets for 87 runs and scoring 21 runs starting his test account by scoring a six.Ask Steven – A six to start, and was Gilchrist's squash ball legal?</ref>[2][3] He played in Zimbabwe's next two tests against India. Between those games there was a tri series with India and New Zealand in this Dabengwa made his ODI debut against India in Harare.

In one Logan Cup match in 2007 he took his career best innings figures of 7 for 1. They are the best bowling figures of anyone in first class history to have taken seven wickets in an innings. The record was previously held by Fred Spofforth who took 7 for 3.[4] However, there have been inaccuracies in the scoreboards provided by Zimbabwe Cricket and thus a question mark exists over Dadengwa's feat.

Dabengwa played for Lymington Cricket Club for the 2006 season.[5]

Dabengwa signed for Scottish side Ferguslie for the 2013 season. After a successful season helping them win the CricHQ40 cup he returned in the summer of 2014. This season was personally more successful for Dabengwa as he scored over 700 league runs including a high score of 184 vs Greenock. He also helped Ferguslie win the WDCU CSL First Division title.


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  2. ^ "Six and in: Debutant's rare feat against Aussies". Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  3. ^ Unwalla, Shiamak (12 June 2014). "Mark Craig and other batsmen who smashed six off first ball faced in an innings". Cricket Country. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  4. ^ Ask Steven – Most runs, most spectators, and most letters in a name
  5. ^ Lymington Cricket Club – Season 2006 Fixtures and Results

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