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Hamilton Masakadza

Hamilton Masakadza

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

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BORN August 9, 1983
BIRTH PLACE Harare
CURRENT AGE 35
ROLE Batsman
BATTING STYLE Right Handed
BOWLING STYLE Right-arm medium
ICC RANKING ODI TEST T20I
batting 89 45 21
Bowling 82
All Rounder

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The right-handed batsman from Zimbabwe burst onto the international circuit and made a name for himself quite early in his career. Hamilton Masakadza was just 17 years and 254 days old when he scored a composed 119 against West Indies in 2000/01 on his Test debut, to become the then youngest batsman ever to score a century on Test debut. The record was then surpassed by Mohammad Ashraful but there is still no doubting the talent and capability of the man from Harare.

An opening batsman, Masakadza has always been an integral part of the Zimbabwean batting line-up and has batted the team to success on a few occasions. His cricketing career has seen many starts and stops due to his constant will to pursue his studies in South Africa. In fact, a year after his Test debut, he put his career on hold to pursue his education but he made sure that he was still available for the team when they needed him. His next break came in the year 2005 when he played an ODI series against England, where he struggled to find form before scoring his maiden ODI fifty in the last game of the series. Masakadza decided to take a break from cricket again and did not sign the national contract early in 2006 but still remained available for Zimbabwe.

The year 2009 turned out to be a big one for the Zimbabwean opener and in the home ODI series against Kenya that year, Masakadza notched up massive scores of 156 and 178 not out. Hamilton Masakadza has proven himself to be an important part of the Zimbabwe team and will certainly be the key to the revival of Zimbabwe cricket.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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