Elton Chigumbura

Zimbabwe
Age
March 14, 1986 (35 years)
Role
All Rounder
Birth Place
Kwekwe, Midlands
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
Zimbabwe
Bowling Style
Right-arm fast medium

In a cricket career spanning 15 years, Elton Chigumbura has set a template for all-rounders from Zimbabwe to take after and be inspired by. Not only was he a more than competent batsman but he could also bowl medium-fast, chipping in with useful wickets from time to time. Moreover, he was an excellent fielder and took several good catches.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
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Bowling
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Team played

Zimbabwe, Africa XI, Mashonaland A, Manicaland, Mashonaland Eagles, Mashonaland, Northamptonshire, Northerns (Zim), Southern Rocks, Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Inv XI, Zimbabwe Under-19, Chattogram Challengers, Sylhet Thunder, Zimbabwe XI, Barbados Tridents, Kalabagan Krira Chakra, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, Quetta Gladiators, Speen Ghar Tigers, Zimbabweans

Batting Career Summary

M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St Ducks R/O
Test
14
27
0
569
88 v BAN
0
4
67
6
21.07
50.22
6
0
6
0
ODI
213
198
26
4340
117 v PAK
2
19
343
106
25.23
80.02
72
0
17
11
World Cup
13
13
3
235
38 v KEN
0
0
20
8
23.50
90.03
6
0
0
1
T20I
57
56
9
893
54* v IND
0
3
61
53
19.00
140.63
22
0
6
4
CL
2
2
1
21
18* v ND
0
0
2
0
21.00
105.00
-
-
0
0

Test Career

Chigumbura played his first Test match against Sri Lanka at Harare in May 2004. He scored 14 runs and took 1/44 in a match that ended in an innings victory for Sri Lanka. He got his first Test fifty against Bangladesh at Chattogram in January 2005 when he scored 71 and 10 in his two knocks and grabbed 6/133 including 5/54 in the second innings of the match that Bangladesh ended up winning by 226 runs. He had several brilliant performances with the bat: an 86 he made against Bangladesh at Harare in April 2013 and a 69 he got against Pakistan at the same venue in September 2013. He got his highest Test score of 88, in his last Test match played against Bangladesh at Chattogram in November 2014, in a game that Bangladesh won by 186 runs. In 14 Test matches, Chigumbura scored 569 runs at an average of 21.07 with the highest score of 88. He also took 21 wickets at 46.00 with his best bowling figures of 5/54.

ODI Career

Chigumbura scored 13 runs and took 1/32 against Sri Lanka at Bulawayo in his first ODI in April 2004. He got his first fifty (77) against Australia at Harare in May 2004. He registered his best bowling figures of 4/28 in February 2009 against Kenya, in Nairobi. However, he had to wait until May 2015 to get his first ODI hundred (117) against Pakistan in Lahore. In July 2015, he made his second ODI hundred (101) not out against India at Harare. He played his last ODI against Bangladesh at Chattogram in October 2018. In 213 ODI matches, Chigumbura scored 4340 runs at an average of 25.23 with the highest score of 117. He also took 101 wickets at 42.31 with the best bowling figures of 4/28.

T20I Career

Chigumbura played his first T20I match against Bangladesh in Khulna in November 2006. He scored 4 and took 1/22. He had his best bowling figures of 4/31 against England at Cape Town in September 2007. He had to wait until March 2014 to get his first T20I half-century (53 not out) that he scored against the UAE at Sylhet. In May 2015, he registered his second half-century (54) against Pakistan at Lahore. A year later, in June 2016, he got a third one against India at Harare. In his last match in June 2019, he scored 29 against the Netherlands at Rotterdam. That match ended in a draw with both teams scoring 152. Zimbabwe eventually won in a a one-over eliminator. In 54 T20I matches, Chigumbura has scored 852 runs at an average 19.36 with the top score of 54 not out. He has also taken 16 wickets at 26.68 with the best bowling figures of 26.68.

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