Write & Earn
Notifications

Elton Chigumbura

Elton Chigumbura

BornMarch 14, 1986

NationalityZimbabwean

RoleAll-rounder, Right-handed Batsman, Right-arm medium-fast Bowler

Elton Chigumbura Biography


Elton Chigumbura is Zimbabwe's one of the most experienced all-rounder cricketer. He was born on 14 March 1986 in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe.


Elton is an aggressive middle-order right-handed batsman with right-arm medium-fast bowling action.


Background


Chigumbura made his first-class debut for Mashonaland at the age of 15 in 2002. Having won the Zimbabwe Cricket Union Scholarship to Churchill High School, Chigumbura represented Zimbabwe in two Under-19 World Cups.


Chigumbura signed for Northamptonshire County Cricket Club as an overseas player in March 2010. He also plays for Mashonaland Eagles in domestic cricket.


Debut


On 6 May 2004, Chigumbura made his test debut at the age of 18 against Sri Lanka at Harare. He did not perform well on debut with scores of 14 and 0 but took an important wicket of Mahela Jayawardene.


He could play only six tests in his early part of the career as Zimbabwe was barred from Tests in 2005, the year after Chigumbura made his debut.


On 20 April 2004, he made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka at Bulawayo. He was unable to convert his debut into a memorable match as he scored 13 runs off 18 balls and took a single wicket with a bowling figure of 1/32.


He made his T20 international debut on 28 November 2006, against Bangladesh. In this match, he took one wicket and scored 4 runs off 6 balls.


Rise to Glory


During the 2004 Under-19 ICC World Cup, Chigumbura picked up four wickets against the Australian team to guide Zimbabwe to a win, leading to a national call up for the young cricketer.


On 30 November 2007, in a match against West Indies, he registered his then career-best ODI bowling figures of 3/25 and scored 38 runs from 34 balls, guiding his team to a shock win against the Windies.


Captaincy


In May 2010, Chigumbura replaced Prosper Utseya as Zimbabwe's captain and he led the team in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Within a few months, he was replaced by Brendan Taylor since Zimbabwe failed to reach the knock-out stages.


In August 2014, Chigumbura was again handed the ODI and T20I captaincy as part of Zimbabwe Cricket's plan to split the leadership between him and Taylor.


He then executed his role as a captain very well and scored 90 runs off 122 balls against South Africa. His unbeaten 52 had led Zimbabwe to register their first victory over mighty Australia in 31 years. He stepped down as a captain in January 2016.

Shpageeza Cricket League 2017: Band-e-Amir Dragons vs Speen Ghar Tigers live streaming
Shpageeza Cricket League 2017: Band-e-Amir Dragons vs Speen Ghar Tigers live streaming
Rashid Khan's BEAD take on Shafiqullah's Speen Ghar Tigers in the seventh match of the tournament
Elton Chigumbura dropped as Zimbabwe gear up for New Zealand Tests
Elton Chigumbura dropped as Zimbabwe gear up for New Zealand Tests
Leg-spinner Graeme Cremer makes a return to Test Cricket as skipper.
Stats: Batsmen with most international runs at the age of 19
Stats: Batsmen with most international runs at the age of 19
Let's look at batsmen with most international runs at the age of 19.
India edge out Zimbabwe by 3 runs to win T20I series 2-1 (Roundup)
India edge out Zimbabwe by 3 runs to win T20I series 2-1 (Roundup)
Jadhav takes India to 138/6 in third T20I vs Zimbabwe
Jadhav takes India to 138/6 in third T20I vs Zimbabwe
India vs Zimbabwe 2016, 3rd T20I: Live Streaming Info, Match Preview, Predictions, Probable line-ups and Team News
India vs Zimbabwe 2016, 3rd T20I: Live Streaming Info, Match Preview, Predictions, Probable line-ups and Team News
Can Zimbabwe bounce back and create history or will young India prevail? Predictions and analysis here.
India vs Zimbabwe 2016, 2nd T20: Live Streaming Info, Match Preview, Probable line-ups and Team News
India vs Zimbabwe 2016, 2nd T20: Live Streaming Info, Match Preview, Probable line-ups and Team News
Crucial encounter beckons as India take on Zimbabwe in the second match of the T20 series at Harare.
5 times Zimbabwe caused an upset in T20Is on the world stage
5 times Zimbabwe caused an upset in T20Is on the world stage
After Zimbabwe's unlikely win against India, we recall 5 instances when they caused an upset in T20 Internationals.
Zimbabwe shock complacent India by 2 runs in first T20I
Zimbabwe shock complacent India by 2 runs in first T20I
India's complacency cost them dear as a disciplined Zimbabwe pipped the visitors by two runs.
Zimbabwe vs India 2016: Who Said What after Zimbabwe record special win
Zimbabwe vs India 2016: Who Said What after Zimbabwe record special win
Reactions from the cricket fraternity as Zimbabwe take a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20 series.
Zimbabwe v India 2016, Stats: Records tumble as Zimbabwe beat India by 2 runs
Zimbabwe v India 2016, Stats: Records tumble as Zimbabwe beat India by 2 runs
Here are some interesting numbers from the first T20I between Zimbabwe and India.
Clinical India whitewash Zimbabwe 3-0 in ODI series
Clinical India whitewash Zimbabwe 3-0 in ODI series
India chased 124 to complete 3-0 series win.
Zimbabwe v India 2016, Stats: Bumrah, openers help India claim a comfortable 10-wicket win
Zimbabwe v India 2016, Stats: Bumrah, openers help India claim a comfortable 10-wicket win
Here are some interesting numbers from the third ODI between Zimbabwe and India.
Bumrah packs Zimbabwe for 123 in third ODI
Bumrah packs Zimbabwe for 123 in third ODI
Dhoni becomes maiden Indian keeper to complete 350 ODI dismissals
Dhoni becomes maiden Indian keeper to complete 350 ODI dismissals
Dhoni achieved this milestone against Zimbabwe.
Moneyball9 Fantasy Tips: 2nd ODI - Zimbabwe vs India
Moneyball9 Fantasy Tips: 2nd ODI - Zimbabwe vs India
An insight on which players to pick for the second ODI between Zimbabwe and India in the Moneyball9 fantasy league.
India vs Zimbabwe 2016: 5 feats achieved during India vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI
India vs Zimbabwe 2016: 5 feats achieved during India vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI
The first ODI was an eventful one where we saw many records being broken and many feats being achieved.
India vs Zimbabwe 2016: Probable Playing XI for India and Zimbabwe for 1st ODI
India vs Zimbabwe 2016: Probable Playing XI for India and Zimbabwe for 1st ODI
A closer look at the playing 11 that are likely to turn up for Zimbabwe and India in the 1st ODI.
ICC World T20 Qualifiers, Hong Kong v Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe edge Hong Kong by 14 runs in opener
ICC World T20 Qualifiers, Hong Kong v Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe edge Hong Kong by 14 runs in opener
Tanwir Afzal's all-round performance was in vain for Hong Kong
Zimbabwe all-rounder hospitalised after receiving blow on his head
Zimbabwe all-rounder hospitalised after receiving blow on his head
Luke Jongwe who is part of the squad for the ICC World T20 has been cleared by the hospital staff after MRI and X-Ray scans.
Fetching more content...