Masakadza became 1st Zimbabwe cricketer who completed 50 T20Is

Sudipta Biswas / 22 June 2016

Hamilton Masakadza became the 1st cricketer in Zimbabwe who completed 50th T-20 matches for his country. Zimbabwe lost their last T20 match against India in this three-match series. Today Zimbabwe top order batsman Masakadza played his 50th T20 match. He has scored 1413 runs in the T20 format in 50 matches for Zimbabwe.

Hamilton Masakadza’s highest score is 93 not out. His strike-rate is 120.62 and sums up the kind of an aggressive player he is. As a top-order batsman, his job is to take Zimbabwe up to a good start. and he has succeeded plenty of times in doing so.

Masakadza has 10 fifties to his name but has not been able to score a century until now in the T20 format. He made his T20 debut against Bangladesh at Khulna in November 2006. He has not had a good series with the bat so far against India. His poor run-of-form has meant Zimbabwe haven’t been able to capitalise well in the early overs against India who are on the tour of Zimbabwe currently.

Zimbabwe sacked Hamilton Masakadza from captaincy and head coach Dav Whatmore following the board’s review of the team’s performance at the World T20 in March. ZC has given Graeme Cremer and Makhaya Ntini the interim roles of captain and head coach respectively, while appointing Lance Klusner as batting coach on a two-year contract.