Vusi Sibanda

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Vusi Sibanda
Personal information
Full name Vusimuzi Sibanda
Born (1983-10-10) 10 October 1983 (age 33)
Highfield, Harare, Zimbabwe
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Opening batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 60) 4 November 2003 v West Indies
Last Test 25 October 2014 v Bangladesh
ODI debut (cap 75) 22 November 2003 v West Indies
Last ODI 15 June 2016 v India
ODI shirt no. 46
T20I debut (cap 13) 12 September 2007 v Australia
Last T20I 12 March 2016 v Afghanistan
T20I shirt no. 10
Domestic team information
Years Team
2002–2006 Midlands
2009– Mid West Rhinos
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 14 127 25 125
Runs scored 591 2,994 483 7,341
Batting average 21.10 24.54 20.12 33.36
100s/50s 0/2 2/21 0/1 18/31
Top score 93 116 59 217
Balls bowled 267 2,696
Wickets 3 38
Bowling average 88.33 42.71
5 wickets in innings 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 1/12 5/55
Catches/stumpings 16/– 42/– 12/– 147/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 15 June 2016

Vusimuzi "Vusi" Sibanda (born 10 October 1983) is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He has played international cricket for the Zimbabwe cricket team. He also played for Midlands in the Logan Cup.

Early career[edit]

Sibanda is a right-handed opening batsman and showed potential as a teenager, graduating from the Zimbabwe Cricket Academy and being fast-tracked into the national team.

He grew up in Highfields, Harare and was spotted early on by developmental coaches, and earned a scholarship to Churchill Boys High. He currently plays domestic cricket for Mid West Rhinos

International career[edit]

He made his ODI debut in 2003 against the West Indies and made 58. Sibanda however struggled at international level from there on in, not scoring another half century for 18 innings, making at one stage 3 consecutive ducks.

In May 2005 his place in the national team came under threat by the imminent return of the 'rebel' Zimbabwean cricketers who walked out on the team in a dispute with Zimbabwe Cricket. The return was unsuccessful and Sibanda again became a regular at the top of the order for Zimbabwe, making his maiden ODI hundred in 2006 against Bermuda in the Caribbean Tri Nations Tournament.

He made a return to international cricket (although he denied ever retiring [1]) for the Africa XI in the 2007 Afro-Asia Cup. He played in two of the three ODIs, scoring 80 runs at an average of 40.00. Although Sibanda wasn't playing initially in the 2011 Cricket World Cup and injury to Sean Williams meant a call-up for him. He scored 61 of 57 balls in an innings that included 7 fours. Zimbabwe reached 308/6.[1]

Sibanda was included to the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 for Zimbabwe as the opening batsman with skipper Hamilton Masakadza. He scored his maiden T20I fifty of 59 from 54 balls against Hong Kong on 8 March 2016, during first match of group B in qualifying round. Zimbabwe won the match by 14 runs and Sibanda won man of the match award as well.[2]

International centuries[edit]

One Day International centuries[edit]

Vusi Sibanda's One Day International centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 116  Bermuda Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago Queen's Park Oval 2006 Won
2 103*  Bangladesh Zimbabwe Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club 2013 Won



Zimbabwean first-class[edit]

Zimbabwean club[edit]

Career summary[edit]


Test Debut: vs West Indies, Harare, 2003–2004
Latest Test: vs New Zealand, Bulawayo, 2011–2012

  • Sibanda's best Test score of 93 was made against New Zealand, Harare, 2011.

One-day internationals[edit]

ODI Debut: vs West Indies, Bulawayo, 2003–2004
Latest ODI: vs Asia XI, Chennai, 2007


One Day International awards[edit]

Man of the series awards[edit]

# Series Season Match Performance Result
1 Bangladesh in Zimbabwe 2013 152 runs, 2 ct. (3 Matches)  Zimbabwe Won the series 2-1.[3]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 BermudaBermuda Trinidad and TobagoQueen's Park Oval, Port of Spain 20 May 2006 116 (137 balls, 9x4, 1x6); 2 ct.  Zimbabwe won by 83 runs.
2 West Indies Cricket BoardWest Indies GuyanaProvidence Stadium, Providence 20 May 2010 95 (162 balls, 5x4, 1x6);  Zimbabwe won by 2 runs.
3 ZimbabweZimbabwe ZimbabweQueens Sports Club, Bulawayo 80 May 2013 2 ct, 1 run out; 103* (135 balls, 9x4, 2x6);  Zimbabwe won by 7 wickets.

T20 International awards[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Hong KongHong Kong IndiaVidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur 08 March 2016 59 (46 balls, 5x4, 2x6); 1 ct.  Zimbabwe won by 14 runs.


  1. ^ "Zimbabwe end their World Cup campaign with thumping victory over Kenya". Daily Mail. 20 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Moonda, Firdose. "Sibanda fifty takes Zimbabwe closer to main draw". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 8 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe, 2013". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 

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