Zimbabwe Cricket Team Playing Eleven (ODI)

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Zimbabwe Cricket Team Playing Eleven

The Zimbabwe Cricket Team playing eleven is also famous as Chevrons. Zimbabwe became an associate member of ICC on 21 July 1981. However, they have become full members of the ICC since 1992, and their ICC region is ACA. Zimbabwe Cricket, previously famous as Zimbabwe Cricket Union, is the governing body of the Zimbabwe Cricket team. They played their first ODI in 1983. They have appeared in the World Cup for 9 times. The current Zimbabwe team has a balanced squad, consisting of newcomers but big hitter’s openers, long batting order, batting and bowling all-rounders who facilitate the middle order, and bowlers who can trouble the opponent. Zimbabwe cricket team has an almost equal ratio of batters, all-rounders, and bowlers in their squad. As of September 2023, they are currently positioned 11th with 1641 points in ODI.

Zimbabwe Playing Eleven

Team List

Playing Eleven

Let’s have a look at the Zimbabwe Cricket Team playing eleven:

Player Role
Joy lord Gumbie (wkt)Opener
Innocent KaiaOpener
Craig Ervine (c)Batsman
Ryan BurlBatsman
Sean WilliamsBatsman
Sikandar RazaAll rounder
Wessly MadhevereAll rounder
Brad EvansAll rounder
Wellington MasakadzaBowler
Richard NgaravaBowler
Blessing MuzarabaniBowler

Joy lord Gumbie

Joy lord Gumbie

Gumbie is the wicket-keeping opening batsman in the Zimbabwe Cricket Team playing 11. The Cricketer debuted in July 2023 against Scotland. The right-handed batsman is not good only at keeping the stumps, but also hitting the runs. His ODI record includes 15 boundaries, including 14 fours and 1 six. His bowling style is a right-arm medium seam.

Gumbie hit 190 runs, including one half-century in 7 ODIs. Thus, he has registered the record of the highest runs, 78 off 103 balls vs. the U.S.A. while playing as an opener. The opener has lost his wicket to right-arm pacers four times. The international player was born on 25 December 1995 in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Career Stats

BATTING & FIELDING STATS

Format MSRRunsRuns out10050CtsSts
Test
ODI76719000150
T20893.47000010

Innocent Kaia

Innocent Kaia

Kaia is a right-handed batsman who opens the innings for Zimbabwe. In June 2022, he debuted his ODI career against Afghanistan. He played 19 ODIs so far and slammed 500 runs in 19 games at an average of 27.77. The right-handed batsman has scored the highest runs of 110 off 122 balls, including 11 fours and 2 sixes, against the Bangladesh at Harare Cricket Stadium last year. As of September 2023, Kaia is 31 years and 1 month old.

Kaia has scored 3 ODI half-centuries and 1 ODI century at an average of 26.31. Although he has made a late debut, his performances are noteworthy. In addition, his most memorable innings were against Bangladesh, where Kaia scored his first ton and assisted the Zimbabwe Cricket Team playing eleven to attain a victory. His bowling style is leg break, but he is not a regular bowler.

Career Stats

BATTING & FIELDING STATS

Format MSRRunsRuns out10050CtsSts
Test259.81720110
ODI176644001340
T201095167060

BOWLING STATS

FormatMEconAverageW10W5W
Test2
ODI174.70
T20104.50

Craig Ervine

Craig Ervine

Craig is a lefthanded middle-order batsman from Harare. He has scored 3294 runs in 116 One Day International matches at an average of 33, including 324 fours and 38 sixes. Ervine hails from Harare, and his bowling style is a right-arm-off spin number of. With 464 points, he is in 83rd position according to the ICC ODI rankings.

The left-handed batsman Captains his side in the short format of the game. He has smacked 2948 runs, including 18 half-centuries and 3 centuries in 107 ODI matches. His best score in ODI is 130* runs against SL at Harare Cricket Sports Club. Consequently, he has the record of top-run scorer while playing as a middle-order batsman.

Career Stats

BATTING & FIELDING STATS

Format MSRRunsRuns out10050CtsSts
Test2050.41332105170
ODI11676.233.32318540
T205910622.4007290

Ryan Burl

Ryan Burl

Burl is a middle-order left-handed batsman who assists the Zimbabwe Cricket team’s middle order. Having scored a century and 2 half-centuries, he made his debut against Afghanistan in 2017. His best score in ODI is 83 runs versus Scotland in July 2023. Ryan Burl was born in Marondera, Zimbabwe on 15 April 1994.

With the bat, he scored 860 runs in 40 games at an average of 25.9. He has also claimed 19 scalps In 47 matches. Burl holds the record for having the highest strike rate of 293.7 in an innings. He also scored 250 runs and took 10 wickets in a series against Scotland. Burl is a part-time bowler and bowl as a left-arm leg spinner for his side.

Career Stats

BATTING & FIELDING STATS

Format MSRRunsRuns out10050CtsSts
Test3352400010
ODI4783860260200
T2058118882020290

BOWLING STATS

FormatMEconAverageW10W5W
Test32.8274
ODI476.1137191
T20587.32139

Sean Williams

Sean Williams

Williams is a left-arm batting all-rounder. Famous for playing the top knock of an unbeaten 180 in 1 game, Sean provides support to the middle order of the Zimbabwe cricket Team playing eleven. He slammed 4776 runs in 151 games with an average of 36. He has made a good impression in ODIs, scoring 34 fifties and 7 centuries. Williams was born on 26 September in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe in 1986.

Williams has scored the highest runs of 178 against Ireland. He became the first player to score the fastest ODI ton for Zimbabwe. With the ball, he claimed 80 scalps with an average of 48. However, this does not include a five-fer. His best bowling figures are 4 for 43.

Career Stats

BATTING & FIELDING STATS

Format MSRRunsRuns out10050CtsSts
Test14 55.91034043130
ODI15687498610835580
T206812614826010230

BOWLING STATS

FormatMEconAverageW10W5W
Test143.2512100
ODI1565488300
T20687304300

Sikandar Raza

Sikander Raza

Raza serves as a batting all-rounder in the team. His batting style is a right-hand bat, and his bowling style is a leg break. With the bat, he scored 3764 runs in 130 matches with an average of 36.19. His best score in ODI is 141 runs versus Scotland in July 2023. He got his Cap against Bangladesh in May 2023.

Apart from batting, he serves as a part-time bowler for his team. With the ball, the leg-break bowler took 85 wickets in 136 ODIs at an average of 42.5. Although he plays primarily as a batter, he took 15 wickets in the ICC World Cup qualifier tournament. Raza belongs to Sialkot, Pakistan, and was born on 24 April 1986.

Career Stats

BOWLING STATS

FormatMEconAverageW10W5W
Test173.3002
ODI1365521300
T20667301200

BATTING & FIELDING STATS

Format MSRRunsRuns out10050CtsSts
Test1755118721850
ODI13687408910721540
T20661291259606280

Wessly Madhevere

Wessly Madhevere

Right-arm off-break bowler plays as a bowling all-rounder in the team. With an economy of 5.08, he took 13 wickets in 36 matches. The emerging all-rounder has been utilized according to the situation of the game. In 13 matches, he took five-fer for thirteen times at an average of 74. As of September 2023, Wessely is 23 years old.

He frequently plays in the 6th or 7th position. He has scored 705 runs in 36 matches with an average of 20.7. His batting style is a right-hand bat, and his bowling style is a right-arm off-break. Wessly has the highest score of 72, and has two half-centuries under his name.

Career Stats

BOWLING STATS

FormatMEconAverageW10W5W
Test23.30000
ODI365211300
T2047721.41200

BATTING & FIELDING STATS

Format MSRRunsRuns out10050CtsSts
Test2000010
ODI36767050590
T204712192007170

Brad Evans

Brad Evans

Evans often plays in the 7th and 8th positions. Brad is a right-arm fast bowler, and he took 13 wickets in 15 matches with an economy of 5. He has debuted in 2022. His best bowling figures are 5/54. Evan was born on 24 March 1997 in Harare, Zimbabwe. The international player got his Cap against Bangladesh in 2022.

Thirty-three not out is his highest run score. Unfortunately, he has no centuries and half-centuries under his name. Evans assists Zimbabwe, playing a pace attack. He has scored 121 runs in 15 matches with an average of 12.1.

Career Stats

BOWLING STATS

FormatMEconAverageW10W5W
Test13.358200
ODI155.97401310
T2087.630600

BATTING & FIELDING STATS

Format MSRRunsRuns out10050CtsSts
Test144700
ODI158112110070
T208102.54100010

Wellington Masakadza

Wellington Masakadza

Masakadza is the slow left-arm orthodox spinner for Zimbabwe. He serves as a bowler for his side. He debuted in 2015 against Ireland. He owns a decent record of 30 victims in 29 matches. However, his best bowling figures are 4/21 against Afghanistan. With the bat, he scored 112 runs in 29 matches with an average of 8.

Over this period, he has become an integral part of the team. Because his proper line and length often cause trouble to the opponents. Masakadza was born in Harare, Zimbabwe on 9 August 1983. His batting style is the left-hand bat. Willington made his debut against South Africa on 9 October 2015.

Career Stats

BOWLING STATS

FormatMEconAverageW10W5W
Test33.0738.3700
ODI354.92393100
T20397.08253400

BATTING & FIELDING STATS

Format MSRRunsRuns out10050CtsSts
Test319.54400030
ODI3550133300100
T20398287400210

Richard Ngarava

Richard Ngarava

Ngarava is a left-arm fast-medium bowler. He has played 39 matches so far and grabbed 47 wickets with an economy of 5.37. He has a pretty good record in fielding because he took 6 catches and ran out 2 opponents. Ngarava made his debut in Afghanistan in February 2017.

With the bat, he scored 160 runs in 39 games with a strike rate of 81. His highest batting score is 35 runs, while his best bowling figures are 4/43. In the ICC ODI rankings, he holds the 36th position. He was born on 28 December 1997 in Harare, Zimbabwe. Richard’s batting style is the left-hand bat.

Career Stats

BOWLING STATS

FormatMEconAverageW10W5W
Test43.4173500
ODI395.37344700
T20347.7827.73400

BATTING & FIELDING STATS

Format MSRRunsRuns out10050CtsSts
Test461.75000010
ODI3981.616020060
T2034106.13520040

Blessing Muzarabani

Blessing Mazarabani

Right arm fast medium bowler, made his ODI debut against Bangladesh in 2018. He was given the title of the rising star due to his best performance in the world cup qualifiers by the ICC. Blessing has taken 49 wickets in 37 matches. His best bowling figures are 5/49. As of 2023, Blessing is 26 years old.

He was able to get five-fer one time. With an average of 4.68, he scored 89 runs in 37 matches. However, Muzarabani has no impressive record with the bat because his highest total in ODI is 17. He has come under the list of one of the best seamers from the Zimbabwe Cricket Team playing eleven for past ten years.

Career Stats

BOWLING STATS

FormatMEconAverageW10W5W
Test62.7924.91900
ODI425.432.65401
T20347.9223.64200

BATTING & FIELDING STATS

Format MSRRunsRuns out10050CtsSts
Test64910200
ODI4247.3103200130
T2034501910070

Who is in the Zimbabwe T20 team squad?

R. Burl, Chitara, Gumbie, Luke, S. Raza, S. Williams, Masakadza, Mazarabani, R. Ngarava, Marumani, Kaia, Craig, Evan.

What is Zimbabwe ranked in cricket?

They are ranked 11 in ODI.

Will Zimbabwe qualify for the Cricket World Cup?

Having lost to Scotland, they sealed their fate and ended the hopes for participation in the World Cup.

Is Zimbabwe out of the World Cup?

Having been defeated by Scotland, Zimbabwe will not be a part of the Cricket World Cup.

 

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