Pommie Mbangwa Biography
Mpumelelo "Pommie" Mbangwa was born on 26 June 1976 in Plumtree, Rhodesia, Zimbabwe. He is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He is a Right-arm fast-medium bowler and right-handed batsman. His pseudo-accent from his brief studies in England is the reason for his nickname "Pommie".
He was coached by Dennis Lillee in 1996 in Madras and on his return to his school in England he was selected in the Plascon Academy in South Africa, which he started attending from April and it ended in September 1996.
He was part of Zimbabwean domestic team Matabeleland.
He has 32 wickets in 31 in Tests and 126 in 28 at first-class level.
He was chosen for the Zimbabwe tour of Pakistan in 1996-97. Thus, he made his Test debut after the first-choice bowlers were unable to play but he did make the most out of this opportunity by making Ijaz Ahmed and Wasim Akram return to the pavilion.
This meant a lot in the series, which was affected very badly by the weather. Finally, it culminated in Zimbabwe winning their first overseas series.
His Last Test was against New Zealand held at the Harare Sports Club in 19th September, 2000.
His ODI debut was also against Pakistan at the Gaddafi Stadium on 1st of November, 1996.
Mbangwa was a remarkably bad batsman. He scored just 34 runs from 25 innings.
His last ODI was against England held at the R. Premadasa Stadium on 18th September, 2002.
Seeing his career dwindling, he shifted towards commentary in 2001. Thus, he started television commentary, where his quiet reasonable points of view were well received.