Zimbabwe at Cricket World Cup Player by Player Analysis

Zimbabwe at Cricket World Cup Player by Player Analysis

Zimbabwe at Cricket World Cup Player by Player Analysis: Zimbabwe has announced its 15-man squad for the World Cup. Elton Chigumbura will serve as the Captain. The biggest news was the inclusion of Hamilton Masakadza. Hamilton made his debut in 2001 but didn’t got a chance to represent his country in 2003, 2007 and 2011 edition of the world cup after being inexperienced in the first, injured in the second and then suffering from a poor form in the third. Zimbabwe has also included banned spinner Prosper Utseya who they say will bowl medium-pace after his spin-bowling action was termed illegal by the ICC.

Many fans would want to know how their team’s representation fared previously at the faster pitches of Australia and New Zealand and what was their contribution in previous editions of the World Cup? We have combined the meticulous data of Zimbabwe’s representation at the World Cup. The stats include each player’s contribution in Australia and New Zealand as well as in previous world cups.

Most experienced in Australia/New Zealand: Stuart Matsikenyeri – 8 matches

Most experienced in World Cups:  Elton Chigumbura/Brendon Taylor/Prosper Utseya – 9 matches

Players Performance in AUS/NZ Performance in WCs
Matches Runs Wickets Matches Runs Wickets
Elton Chigumbura 3 94 3 9 157 6
Brendon Taylor 3 127 9 257
Hamilton Masakadza 2 12 1 First Experience
Sikandar Raza First Experience First Experience
Solomon Mire First Experience First Experience
Regis Chakabva 3 37 5 50
Tendai Chatara First Experience First Experience
Chamu Chibhaba First Experience 3 27 0
Craig Ervine First Experience 6 231
Tafadzwa Kamungozi First Experience First Experience
Stuart Matsikenyeri 8 60 4 108
Tawanda Mupariwa First Experience 2 0 2
Prosper Utseya 2 32 4 9 128 6
Sean Williams First Experience 5 153 2
Tinashe Panyangara First Experience 2 4 0

Stuart Matsikenyeri will be playing his third world cup after missing out in the 2011 edition. Captain Chigumbura and Brendon Taylor will also be playing their third world cups.

All the stats are updated until January 8th, 2015.