Picture of Chamu Chibhabha

Chamu Chibhabha

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium
Played for:
Zimbabwe, Centrals, Mashonaland Eagles, Mashonaland, Southern Rocks, Southerns, Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Inv XI, Zimbabwe Under-19
Roles played:
ICC Rank:
Home country:
September 06, 1986, Masvingo, Zimbabwe


A product of Zimbabwe cricket’s development programme, Chamu Chibhabha was one of several players to be blooded into Zimbabwe’s national team after a mass player exodus in 2005. As an 18 year old, Chibhabha didn’t exactly have the best of starts getting out for a duck in his maiden ODI against New Zealand.

Nevertheless, “Cham” seemed ready when the second chance came along, stroking back-to-back fifties against the West Indies. Thereafter, a string of consistent if not tall scores began to gradually cement his position in Zimbabwe’s ODI side. A fine, winning knock of 73 against West Indies in an ODI showcased his prowess as a batsman and though not a front line bowler by any stretch of imagination, Chibhabha would regularly be called upon by captains to fill in overs with his gentle, medium pacers. With time though, the all-rounder has started concentrating more and more on his batting but despite the wealth of experience, continues to remain highly inconsistent apart from his fielding.

Indifferent form notwithstanding, Zimbabwe’s political turmoil over the years has also ravaged cricket in the country and Chibhabha, like many of his compatriots, hasn’t had an ideal environment to flourish in.

Fast Facts

  • With 230 runs at a fine average of 57.50, Chamu Chibhabha was the second highest run-getter in Zimbabwe's domestic 2009-10 Twenty20 series.
  • In 2010, he became only the third Zimbabwean to have scored a half century in T20Is.
  • Chibhabha's sister Julia was the first Zimbabwe women's captain and also the first women's player to be contracted as a coach by Zimbabwe Cricket.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
ODI 69 69 1548 2 23.10 62.06 0 11 99
T20 18 17 391 0 23.00 110.45 0 3 65
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
ODI 69 37 978 1132 21 2/28 / 53.90 6.94 0 0 0 38
T20 18 8 119 158 5 1/14 / 31.60 7.96 0 0 0 6
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 24 0 7
T20 5 0 0


Zimbabwe Vs New Zealand at Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) - Aug 31, 2005
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs Pakistan at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore - May 31, 2015
Zimbabwe Vs Bangladesh at Khulna Divisional Stadium, Khulna - Nov 28, 2006
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs Pakistan at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore - May 24, 2015