Vusimuzi Sibanda

Zimbabwe Vusimuzi Sibanda

Plays for Zimbabwe
Age 34 years 15 days
Born October 10, 1983, Highfields, Harare
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak
Vusi Sibanda is a contemporary of Tatenda Taibu, Hamilton Masakadza and Stuart Matsikenyeri. Like them, he comes from the Harare township of Highfield and earned a ZCU scholarship to Churchill High School. Sibanda is an opening batsman and an occasional medium-pace bowler, and was a student at the CFX Academy in 2002. He scored 58 on debut against the West Indies, but his selection for the national team came too early, and despite failing to live up to his potential, the crisis in the national side meant that he kept his place long after others would have been discarded. Despite being a superb timer of the ball off both the front and back feet, he was slow to learn the ability to build a big innings and his selections were due almost entirely to his outstanding potential rather than actual performance. He has a very sound technique, but poor shot selection has often brought about his downfall. Coach Kevin Curran noted that he matured well on the West Indian tour in May 2006. He suffered a hand injury early on, but took his opportunities when given them, starting the tour with 52 at Georgetown, and finishing with a 78 and then a superb century in the Tri-Series final against Bermuda.
Major Teams Affiliated With
Zimbabwe Africa XI Mid West Rhinos
Zimbabwe A Zimbabwe Cricket Academy Zimbabwe XI

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 38 4 0 91 25.72 190 5891 12 241 247
firstClass 32 18 0 153 33.48 217 7535 12 237 129
T20Is 1 0 0 12 11 52 20.44 59 511 1 26 26
ODIs 21 2 0 42 35 328 24.54 116 2994 4 126 127
tests 2 0 0 16 6 86 21.10 93 591 0 28 14

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 0 0 5.87 77.55 2/50 2/50 9 698 713 247
firstClass 0 1 1 3.62 43.26 5/55 38 1644 2720 129
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - 26
ODIs 0 0 0 5.95 88.33 1/12 1/12 3 265 267 11 127
tests - - - - - - - - - - - 14
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