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Chris Mpofu

Chris Mpofu

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

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BORN November 27, 1985
BIRTH PLACE Plumtree, Matabeleland
CURRENT AGE 34
ROLE Bowler
BATTING STYLE Right Handed
BOWLING STYLE Right-arm fast medium
ICC RANKING ODI TEST T20I
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Bowling 64
All Rounder

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In the past few years, cricket in Zimbabwe has been through its lowest ebb with the team increasingly relying on its spinners to provide breakthroughs as compared to the heydays when Eddo Brandes and Heath Streak used to form the strike partners. However, with lack of quality cricketers coming up and the mass exodus of existing players, players like Chris Mpofu have featured for Zimbabwe on a far more consistent basis than they would have under normal circumstances.

A tall speedster, Mpofu at mid-120 kph has a pedestrian pace for most international batsmen. However, his ability to hit the deck hard and swing the ball away from right-handers has resulted in him being Zimbabwe’s new ball bowler in ODIs. The Plumtree-born youngster made his Test and ODI debut way back in 2004 but until 2010, had played in less than 50 ODIs, a testament to both his inconsistency and Zimbabwe’s lack of international cricket. But he has had some memorable moments along the way, having scalped five wickets on Test debut and has also come up with a few notable performances against weaker teams in ODIs.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5046 120
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 England 4366 104
4 South Africa 3177 102
5 Australia 3672 102
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8366 270
2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 5568 265
4 South Africa 4720 262
5 India 9349 260
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