Kyle Jarvis

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Kyle Jarvis
Kyle Jarvis.jpg
Jarvis in 2013.
Personal information
Full name Kyle Malcolm Jarvis
Born (1989-02-16) 16 February 1989 (age 28)
Harare, Zimbabwe
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
Relations Malcolm Jarvis (father)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 76) 4 August 2011 v Bangladesh
Last Test 25 April 2013 v Bangladesh
ODI debut (cap 105) 12 October 2009 v Kenya
Last ODI 3 August 2013 v India
ODI shirt no. 8
Domestic team information
Years Team
2009–2013 Mashonaland Eagles
2012–2013 Central Districts
2013–present Lancashire
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 8 24 65 50
Runs scored 58 52 899 131
Batting average 7.25 5.20 15.23 8.18
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0
Top score 25* 13 57 33*
Balls bowled 1,569 1,217 12,218 2,260
Wickets 30 27 256 59
Bowling average 31.73 45.22 26.50 35.55
5 wickets in innings 2 0 14 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 2 n/a
Best bowling 5/64 3/36 7/35 4/31
Catches/stumpings 3/– 6/– 17/– 13/–
Source: CricketArchive, 10 April 2017

Kyle Malcolm Jarvis (born 16 February 1989) is a Zimbabwean cricketer who plays for Lancashire and formerly represented Zimbabwe. The son of another former Zimbabwean international cricketer Malcolm Jarvis, he was educated at St Johns College, Harare, where he excelled at rugby and cricket. Kyle was a key bowler for Zimbabwe in the 2008 Under-19 World Cup and he also played for the Zimbabwe U-19 Rugby Team.


Kyle Jarvis was first called up to the Zimbabwe squad even before he had made his first-class debut, for the ODI series against the touring Kenyan team in 2009. The squad also marked a comeback for star wicketkeeper-batsman Tatenda Taibu in the national team. Jarvis was also picked for the Zimbabwe XI to play the Kenyans in the ICC Intercontinental Cup fixture.[1] Jarvis made his debut in the 1st ODI at Harare. He took 3 wickets for just 36 runs.[2] He eventually took 5 wickets on tour at an economy rate of 5.78.[3]

Following his performances on his maiden tour, he was picked for the tour to Bangladesh in 2009.[4] The tour was not particularly good for Jarvis taking just five wickets from four matches, at a cost of 161 runs. An economy rate of 6.00 was only better than part-timer Malcolm Waller's 7.50; his bowling average of 32.20.[5]

Jarvis made his first-class debut in an ICC Intercontinental Cup fixture against Kenya played out at the Kwekwe Sports Club. Jarvis took 2 wickets on debut.[6]

He played his debut Logan Cup match for Mashonaland Eagles, taking match figures of 6/60.[7]

He made his Test cricket debut for Zimbabwe against Bangladesh at Harare on 4 August 2011. The match marked Zimbabwe's return to Test cricket after a six-year absence. He went on to play in Zimbabwe's one-off Tests against Pakistan and New Zealand later in 2011, taking a five-wicket haul (5-64) in the second innings of the New Zealand Test.[8]

After the New Zealand home series, Jarvis was included on the Zimbabwean tour to the West Indies in March 2013, where he bettered his 5 wickets for 64 runs against New Zealand with a new Test best of 5 for 54 in the first Test at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. He subsequently played in the ODI and T20 fixtures in that tour.

Jarvis was also picked in the April 2013 series against the touring Bangladeshis. He took nine wickets in the two match Test series, at an average of 33.33, with an innings best of 4-40 in the first Test at the Harare Sports Club. He also featured in the ODI series against Bangladesh, playing two out of the three matches but only managing to take three wickets at an average of 38.33. He did not play any of the subsequent T20 matches.

On 18 August 2013, Jarvis announced he had retired from international cricket to pursue a county contract with Lancashire in England.[9][10]


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