Pommie Mbangwa

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Pommie Mbangwa
Personal information
Full name Mpumelelo Mbangwa
Born (1976-06-26) 26 June 1976 (age 39)
Plumtree, Rhodesia
Nickname Pommie
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 33) 24 October 1996 v Pakistan
Last Test 19 September 2000 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 48) 1 November 1996 v Pakistan
Last ODI 18 September 2002 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
1996–2004 Matabeleland
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 15 29 62 64
Runs scored 34 34 324 88
Batting average 2.00 4.85 6.89 4.63
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 8 11 31* 28
Balls bowled 2,596 1,369 8,627 2,871
Wickets 32 11 126 38
Bowling average 31.43 103.63 28.41 54.39
5 wickets in innings 0 0 2 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 1 0
Best bowling 3/23 2/24 6/14 3/29
Catches/stumpings 2/– 3/– 21/– 17/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 8 August 2015

Mpumelelo "Pommie" Mbangwa (born 26 June 1976, Plumtree, Rhodesia) is a former Zimbabwean cricketer. A right-arm fast bowler, he played 15 Tests and 29 One Day Internationals for Zimbabwe between 1996 and 2002. After being dropped from the international side after the 2002 Champions Trophy, he took up work as a cricket commentator for television, and he has remained in that line of work since.

Given a qualification of twenty innings, Mbangwa has the lowest batting average (2.00) of all Test cricketers.[1] However, as of 2008, he is one of nine Zimbabweans to have taken 30 Test wickets, and of those only Heath Streak and David Brain took them at a lower average.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frindall, Bill (2009). Ask Bearders. BBC Books. p. 87. ISBN 978-1-84607-880-4.