Stuart Matsikenyeri

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Stuart Matsikenyeri
Personal information
Full name Stuart Matsikenyeri
Born (1983-05-03) 3 May 1983 (age 33)
Harare, Zimbabwe
Batting style Right handed
Bowling style Right arm off break
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 59) 4 November 2003 v West Indies
Last Test 11 March 2005 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 70) 23 November 2002 v Pakistan
Last ODI 12 March 2010 v West Indies
Domestic team information
Years Team
1999–present Manicaland (Easterns)
2001–2002 CFX Academy
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC List A
Matches 8 112 124 220
Runs scored 351 2,205 6278 4,746
Batting average 23.40 22.05 30.47 25.37
100s/50s 0/2 0/13 9/35 1/29
Top score 57 90 201 110*
Balls bowled 483 920 4,191 1,794
Wickets 2 16 67 29
Bowling average 172.50 48.62 42.62 50.72
5 wickets in innings 0 0 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/58 2/25 5/41 2/2
Catches/stumpings 7/– 37/– 81/– 76/–
Source: Cricinfo, 26 February 2013

Stuart Matsikenyeri (born 3 May 1983) is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and usually opens the batting for Zimbabwe. Matsikenyeri also bowls part-time right-arm off-break and is a sharp fielder in the gully.

International career[edit]

Matsikenyeri was a promising junior player[citation needed] and he represented Zimbabwe at U-16 and U-19 levels. It was thus no surprise[citation needed] when he made his international debut against Pakistan in November 2002, opening the batting. He participated in the 2003 Cricket World Cup, although he only played in one game. Later in the year he played in the NatWest Series in England and he scored a crucial 44 at Trent Bridge as Zimbabwe pulled off an upset win.

His strengths are on the cut and pull but he has at times struggled against high quality pace bowling in international cricket, often getting out to loose shots.[citation needed] In 2006 he spent time out of the side after refusing to sign a new contract with the board. He returned however and went on to bring up his 1000th ODI run for Zimbabwe in early 2007, becoming one of only four players in the 2007 World Cup squad to have done so.

Included in the 2007 World Cup squad, he is the only remaining member of the 2003 World Cup Zimbabwe squad. Matsikenyeri won man of the match award for the knock of 89, which is his highest ODI score, where he guided his team in to victory against Bangladesh. Currently he has scored 2 Test and 13 ODI half-centuries and a hard-hitting middle order batsman for Zimababwe.

International Awards[edit]

One-Day International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Bangladesh Harare Sports Club, Harare 29 July 2006 89 (90 balls, 7x4, 1x6) ; 1-0-7-0  Zimbabwe won by 2 wickets.[1]


  1. ^ "Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe, 2006". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 

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