Tatenda Taibu

Zimbabwe Tatenda Taibu

Plays for Zimbabwe
Age 34 years 160 days
Born May 14, 1983, Harare
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm medium
Barely five foot tall and light on his feet, Tatenda Taibu is a throwback to the traditional style of wicketkeeper, and his importance to Zimbabwean cricket was underlined when he was named as vice-captain for the tour of England in 2003, when only 19 years old. Earmarked as the long-term successor to club colleague Andy Flower, Taibu was plucked from Churchill Boys High School to tour the West Indies in 1999-00, after impressing onlookers with his natural ability. Three months later he was in England, on stand-by at Trent Bridge after injury put Flower's dual role in doubt. He had yet to play domestic first-class cricket at this stage - his debut for Mashonaland had to be put on hold after he turned up at the wrong ground - but he has toured South Africa with the Zimbabwe U-19s, and was one of Zimbabwe's few bright spots in the 2003 World Cup and their tour to England later that year. A promising batsman, albeit with a penchant for cross-batted strokes, he is steadily improving at Test and ODI level.
Major Teams Affiliated With
Namibia Zimbabwe Africa XI
Cape Cobras Kolkata Knight Riders Mashonaland
Mashonaland A Mountaineers Northerns (Zimbabwe)
Southern Rocks

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 35 5 55 196 30.82 121* 5426 37 213 231
firstClass 39 12 30 297 38.22 175* 6804 20 198 114
T20Is 0 0 5 6 2 19 28.77 45* 259 6 15 17
ODIs 22 2 33 114 32 235 29.25 107* 3393 21 137 150
tests 12 1 5 57 7 182 30.31 153 1546 3 54 28

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 0 1 4.53 30.71 4/25 4/25 14 430 569 231
firstClass 0 1 1 2.79 19.59 8/43 22 431 924 114
T20Is 0 0 0 10.25 - - - 0 41 24 2 17
ODIs 0 0 0 4.35 30.50 2/42 2/42 2 61 84 2 150
tests 0 0 0 3.37 27.00 1/27 1/27 1 27 48 1 28
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