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Elton Chigumbura

Team flagZIM38 yrs
batting styleAll Rounder

Professional Details

RoleAll Rounder
Batsright handed . middle order
Bowlsright-arm medium-fast . Faster

Teams played for

Zimbabwe Africa XI Northamptonshire Sylhet Royals Barbados Tridents Chittagong Vikings Quetta Gladiators Zimbabwe A

Personal Details

NameElton Chigumbura
Birth14 Mar 1986
Birth PlaceKwekwe, Midlands
Height6 dt 0 in

A crisp timer of the cricket ball, Elton Chigumbura is a former cricketer from Zimbabwe who played for the national team from 2004 to 2020.... continue reading

Player Bio

A crisp timer of the cricket ball, Elton Chigumbura is a former cricketer from Zimbabwe who played for the national team from 2004 to 2020.

A hard-hitting allrounder, Chigumbura is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm medium pace. He made his first-class debut at the age of 15 and has represented his nation in two U-19 World Cups.

The all-rounder rose to prominence in the 2004 U-19 World Cup, taking 4 wickets against a star-studded Aussie batting lineup. It earned him a place in the national side in the very same year.

He was drafted in the Zimbabwe ODI squad for the series against Sri Lanka, and made his much-awaited debut in the first ODI, scoring 13 runs and picking up a solitary wicket of Nuwan Zoysa.

After a decent debut series, Chigumbura was selected in the squad for the 2004 Champions Trophy. He showed his all-round abilities in a group stage game against Sri Lanka, scoring a quickfire 57 and picking up 3 wickets to completely rattle the Lankan Lions.

Post the Champions Trophy, Chigumbura was a consistent performer for Zimbabwe both with the bat & ball. His ability to pick up wickets was clearly visible against the Aussies in the inaugural edition of the World T20. He picked up 3 for 20 and helped his side upset Australia in their opening encounter.

He was at his menacing best against Kenya in 2009, smashing consecutive scores of 79, 68, 43 and 36, and also picking up 7 wickets to win the player of the series award.

In 2010, Chigumbura replaced Prosper Utseya as the new skipper for Zimbabwe. He led Zimbabwe in the 2011 World Cup but resigned after the tournament as his side failed to qualify for the quarter-finals.

Three years later in 2014, he was again appointed as Zimbabwe skipper and he repaid the faith of the selectors with a gritty knock of 90 off 122 deliveries against a quality South African pace attack.

Two years later, he stepped down again as the captain of the Zimbabwe national team.

He continued to play for Zimbabwe and in late 2020, Chigumbura decided to retire from international cricket. He ended his stellar career with 213 ODI games, 14 Test matches and 56 T20Iā€™s.

Arguably one of the most decorated players of Zimbabwe cricket, Chigumbura has been a stalwart for his side for the past 16 years. A great stroke maker, Chigumbura will be remembered for those lofted drives and electric fielding within the circle.

(As of May 2021)