Blessing Muzarabani

Zimbabwe
Age
October 2, 1996 (25 years)
Role
Bowler
Birth Place
Harare
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
Zimbabwe
Bowling Style
Right-arm fast medium

Blessing Muzarabani is one of the most promising fast bowling talents coming through the ranks in Zimbabwe cricket. Born in Harare, the right-arm fast bowler has been impressive in his short career so far.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
-
-
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

Zimbabwe, Mashonaland Eagles, Northamptonshire, Rising Stars

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
21
16
4
31
17
2.58
109
28.44
0
0
3
1
T20I
21
9
5
17
8
4.25
26
65.38
0
0
3
0
Test
5
6
3
69
30*
23
124
55.65
0
0
11
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
21
21
1019
895
26
5/49
5.27
34.42
39.19
2
1
0
T20I
21
21
490
653
25
3/21
8
26.12
19.6
0
0
0
Test
5
7
791
369
17
4/48
2.8
21.71
46.53
3
0
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

It was in the 2017-18 season that Muzarabani made his first-class debut and he had an impact on the match straightaway. In the 2017-18 Logan Cup, he picked up 18 wickets at an average of 18.00 and had a bowling strike rate of 30.3. His List A and T20 debuts came in 2018 and both were in international matches. He has constantly been on the rise in Zimbabwe cricket and is slowly becoming a vital cog in the white-ball squad.

Test

After a good debut first-class season, Muzarabani was drafted into the Zimbabwe Test squad the same year. He made his Test debut against South Africa in the 2017-18 Boxing Day Test. He bowled 13 overs but didn’t pick any wickets. With the bat, he made 14 runs in the two innings combined. Since then, Muzarabani has not played a Test match. That game against South Africa was the one and only he has played so far.

ODI

Muzarabani’s ODI debut was also his List A debut. He has played all of his ODI cricket in two years, that is in 2018 and 2020. The 24-year-old fast bowler has played 21 ODI matches and has picked up 25 wickets. He made his ODI debut against Bangladesh in January 2018. He went wicketless, conceded 31 runs and bowled just four overs. The Harare-born fast bowler only got better, constantly improving his game. He took 18 wickets in as many games in 2018, including 8 from 6 games in the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers. In 2020, he starred in Zimbabwe’s thrilling win over Pakistan as he took 5/49 and bowled his side to victory.

T20I

Like the 50-over format, Muzarabani’s T20I debut was his first T20 game. Three weeks after making his ODI debut, Muzarabani received his T20I cap. He made his T20I debut against Afghanistan in February 2018 and has featured in a total of nine T20Is so far. In 2018, Muzarabani played six games and took nine wickets and late last year (2020), he took four wickets in three games against Pakistan at an economy rate of 7.32.

Records and Facts

Muzarabani has been around domestic and international cricket for more than three years now. He has featured in 17 first-class games and has returned with 46 wickets at an average of 23.50. Most of his List A and T20 games have been international matches. Outside of international cricket, Muzarabani has played just six List A and four T20 games. In a total of 31 international matches, he has taken 38 wickets.

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