Tendai Chisoro

Zimbabwe
Age
February 12, 1988 (33 years)
Role
Bowler
Birth Place
Masvingo
Batting Style
Left Handed
Nationality
Zimbabwe
Bowling Style
Left-arm fast medium

Tendai Chisoro has become one of the common names in the Zimbabwe ODI and T20I squads over the last few years. However, he has been around domestic cricket in Zimbabwe for almost 15 years now.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
-
-
Bowling
-
-
100

Team played

Zimbabwe, Mid West Rhinos, Southern Rocks, Zimbabwe A, Speen Ghar Tigers

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
18
14
6
97
42*
12.12
146
66.44
0
0
5
3
T20I
14
7
3
43
14*
10.75
47
91.49
0
0
2
2
Test
3
4
0
27
9
6.75
60
45
0
0
5
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
18
16
756
582
18
3/16
4.62
32.33
42
0
0
0
T20I
14
14
318
368
12
3/17
6.94
30.67
26.5
0
0
0
Test
3
3
693
333
6
3/113
2.88
55.5
115.5
0
0
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

Tendai Chisoro is a left-arm spinner and a left-handed batsman. He made his List A debut for Masvingo back in the 2005-06 season in the Faithwear Clothing Inter-Provincial One-Day Competition. He played just two games and returned with a couple of wickets at an economy of 4.76. In June 2006, he made his first-class debut while playing for Zimbabwe A against Bangladesh A. He played two games in that series and picked up just four wickets.

The left-arm spinner has been a regular member of the Mid West Rhinos (Zimbabwean domestic side) and has been a consistent performer. After a decade of grinding it out in domestic cricket, Chisoro finally got an opportunity to play for Zimbabwe in 2015. He made his international debut in an ODI against Afghanistan in October 2015 and the T20I debut followed. A couple of years later, he received his Test cap as well.

Test

Chisoro has played just one Test match in his career. It came in 2017 at home against West Indies. The Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo was the venue. The left-arm spinner returned with figures of 3/113. He bowled 41.2 overs in that innings. In fact, it was the only innings he bowled. With the bat, he made 9 in the only innings he batted.

ODI

After being around for almost a decade, Chisoro made his ODI debut in 2015 and he had a dream debut against Afghanistan. He took 3/16 on debut from the five overs that he bowled which also included a couple of maiden overs. In fact, the Masvingo-born left-arm spinner was excellent throughout his debut series as he took nine wickets from five games and had an economy rate of 3.87.

However, Chisoro has been on and off ever since he made his debut. In 2016, he played seven games and wasn’t as successful as he took just four wickets. He did not play a single game in 2017 before he returned ahead of the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers. The left-arm spinner played six games and took seven wickets. In 2020, he played all three ODIs against Pakistan and returned with four wickets.

T20I

10 days after making his ODI debut, Chisoro got his T20I cap against Afghanistan in 2015. He bowled a tidy spell of 1/26 from his four overs on debut. He played a couple more games against Bangladesh later that year and performed well as he picked up three wickets from two games. In 2016, the left-arm spinner played four T20Is and returned with six wickets. Since then, Chisoro’s T20I career has been on the decline. He has two wickets from his last seven T20I games.

Records and Facts

Chisoro has a lot of experience and has been playing domestic cricket for a decade and a half. He has featured in 66 first-class, 102 List A and 55 T20 matches in his career so far, picking up 147, 103 and 27 wickets respectively. In international cricket, he has been around for five years and has played 36 games across the three formats and has 39 wickets to his name. In 21 ODIs, Chisoro has taken 24 wickets at an average of 28.50 and an economy of 4.56 while he has taken 12 wickets from 14 T20Is at an economy of 6.94.