Author : A Smith | Created : 2022-06-23 04:47:00
Zimbabwe have played in the IPL a total of five times. However, they never managed to make it past the group stages. The team was led by their captain Elton Chigumbura. He is one of the best players to play for Zimbabwe and his leadership skills have helped them win many matches. In total, Zimbabwe has played 15 matches in IPL and won just one out of them all. This was against Kings XI Punjab which they won by 22 runs as per Duckworth-Lewis method in 2009 edition of IPL held at Durban, South Africa.
Elton Chigumbura is a Zimbabwean cricketer who plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL.
He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-fast bowler. He was born on the 11th of May, 1986 in Harare, Zimbabwe. His height is 5 feet 11 inches and his weight is 72 kgs (159 lb).
Andy Flower is a former Zimbabwean cricketer and current head coach of the Zimbabwe national cricket team. He played for Zimbabwe in international cricket from 1992 to 2004. He was Zimbabwe's first Test captain, leading them to their first Test victory over Pakistan in 1995, as well as leading them to the semi-finals of the 1999 Cricket World Cup.
Flower is also a former Zimbabwean cricket coach, having been appointed on 5 February 2004 until his resignation on 23 July 2014 after a fallout with then captain Graeme Cremer
Brendan Taylor is a Zimbabwean cricketer who plays for the national team and the Kings in domestic cricket. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler.
Taylor was born on 19 October 1987 in Harare, Zimbabwe. He attended Churchill School and played cricket for their first XI team as well as being selected for the national Under-19 side at age 15. After impressing with his batting ability at junior level he made his first-class debut in 2004/05 season at age 17 against Mashonaland; he struggled to make an impression immediately but finished his debut season with 491 runs from 8 matches including two centuries which helped him secure a place within the squad for 2005 ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup held in Bangladesh where he scored 288 runs from 6 games including two half centuries and one century against India helping them qualify for semi finals before losing out to Australia by eight wickets after reaching 376/9 chasing 387 by Australia who were bowled out by Stephen Boock (5/15), Greg Blewett (3/13)
Vusimuzi Sibanda is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler. He made his first-class debut for Mashonaland in the 2005–06 season, playing as an opening batsman. In 2006, he moved to Mid West Rhinos where he played until 2008, when he transferred to Mountaineers.
He spent two years at the Mountaineers before joining Western Australia for the 2010/11 season on their development contract list before returning home after one season in Perth to rejoin Mountaineers on their short term contract list for 2011/12 where he enjoyed another successful run with his bat scoring over 1000 runs at an average of 50+. This included three centuries (two against Matabeleland Tuskers) to finish third overall behind Hamilton Masakadza (3100) and Sean Williams (1551).
Hamilton Masakadza is a right handed batsman, who bowls right arm medium. He was born on 2nd November 1987. He is 6 feet tall and weights 110 kg.
Masakadza started his career in 2003 with Matabeleland Tuskers where he represented them for three seasons till 2006 before moving to Mashonaland Eagles for 2007-08 season and then joined Highveld Lions in 2009 where he played till 2011 followed by Demerara in 2012-13 season. He then moved to Zimbabwe Cricket team in 2013 where he has been a regular member since 2015 but remained out of the squad during 2016 ICC World Twenty20 due to injury concerns.
Prosper Utseya is a Zimbabwean cricketer who plays for the Zimbabwe cricket team. He is a right-handed batsman and a leg break bowler. He was born on 24 October 1983 in Harare, Zimbabwe. His first international appearances came as part of the Under-19 World Cup held in New Zealand in 2002, where he played every match and took four wickets. He made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka later that year and played one Test match against Bangladesh before making his Test debut against West Indies later that year.
Kyle Jarvis is a Zimbabwean cricketer who plays for the Chennai Super Kings. He is an all-rounder with a batting style that has been described as "cautious", but he is also known to play aggressively when required. He bowls right-arm fast-medium, and is known for his ability to swing the ball both ways, which makes him effective on most surfaces. In 2015's IPL auctions, he was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for $600,000; in 2016 RCB retained him at his base price of $500,000; and then finally in 2017 RCB sold him back to CSK at twice their investment—$1 million in total.
In March 2018, he signed up with Kolkata Knight Riders as a replacement player following an injury sustained by Mitchell Starc during their match against Rajasthan Royals on 11 March 2018
Sean Williams (born 2 November 1988) is a Zimbabwean cricketer who plays internationally and domestically in Zimbabwe. He is a left-handed batsman and a left arm medium fast bowler. He is also a member of the Rising Pune Supergiants team which competes in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Sean Williams played his first One Day International for Zimbabwe against South Africa at Harare Sports Club on 19 June 2010. In 3 ODI matches, he has scored 151 runs with an average of 51.25 including one century and one fifty.
Graeme Cremer is a Zimbabwean cricketer who has played for the Zimbabwe national cricket team since 2011. A right-arm leg break bowler, he is a right-handed batsman. He was the captain of Zimbabwe national cricket team from 2016 to 2017.
Craig Ervine is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm off spinner. He is also a right-handed batsman. Craig Ervine is a right arm medium fast bowler.
Zimbabwe the team, who won only one match out of the five they played. The players were not professional cricketers and they lacked the level of fitness that is required in international cricket. In their first match against India, Zimbabwe lost by nine wickets but came close to making a fight of it after restricting India to just 250 runs. However, they could only manage 210 runs in reply and lost by 30 runs.
In their second match against Pakistan, Zimbabwe failed again as they were bowled out for just 143 runs and lost by 124 runs (DLS). They also lost their third game against Sri Lanka by 8 wickets after posting just 133/8 in 20 overs, falling short of even 100 for all three games!
Zimbabwe then ended their tour on a high note as they beat Afghanistan by 4 wickets at Sharjah Stadium thanks to some brilliant batting from Sean Williams who scored an unbeaten 82 off 62 balls with four boundaries and two sixes before being run out near the end of his innings!
Zimbabwe has one of the best cricket teams in the history of the IPL. In recent years, they have added many new players to their roster, which has made them even more competitive. The team is also known for its fast-pace bowling attack that can often surprise opponents.