The one-time strong African country started the Twenty20 World Cup with the biggest upset by winning against Australia. But in their 3 attempts they have failed to enter Super Eight. Here is the complete record of Zimbabwe in World Cups, batting, bowling and overall T20 performances.
Performances in T20 World Cup
Brendam Taylor was the best batsman with 107 runs. Chigumbura with 7 wickets was the best bowler. Zimbabwe bowlers grabbed 14 wickets in 2 matches.
- 1. Def Australia by 5 wickets.
2. Lost to England by 50 runs.
- Did not qualify.
The team was worse than any Associate. 33 runs by Taibu in 2 matches was their highest aggregate, while among 8 wickets taken three bowlers shared 2-wickets each.
- 1. Lost to Sri Lanka by 14 runs.
2. Lost to New Zealand by 7 runs.
- 1. Lost to Sri Lanka by 82 runs.
2. Lost to South Africa by 10 wickets.
- In 2012 Brendan Taylor is the captain and wicketkeeper.
In 2010 Utseya was the captain, Taibu was the wicketkeeper.
In 2007 Utseya was the captain, Brendan Taylor was the wicketkeeper.
- 22 Players have represented in three World Cups.
Masakadza is the only player to have played all 6 matches in T20 WC.
In their 6 attempts except once, they have always batted second, won once, while lost 5.
They have conceded a century (Mahela Jayawardene) and a half-century (Pietersen), while scored only one half-century (Brendan Taylor’s 60* vs Aus)
They have only hit 5 sixes, 4 of them were hit by Brendam Taylor, one by Chigumbura.
They have hit 31 boundaries.
Brendam Taylor (122) and Masakadza (104) is the only player to have scored 100+ runs.
Overall Results in T20
Zimbabwe has played 28 Twenty20 internationals, six of them played in the World Cup. They have won 4, one each against Australia, Bangladesh, Canada and West Indies, tied one against Canada and lost 15.
- Played 1 each and won both against Australia.
Played 2 against Canada, won 1 and tied 1.
Played 3 against West Indies and Bangladesh, won 1 each and lost 2 each.
Played 5 against Pakistan and New Zealand, Lost all.
Played 2 against India, and Lost both.
Played 3 against South Africa and Sri Lanka, and lost all.
Played 1 against England, Lost all.
- Highest Score: 139/5 vs Aus
Lowest Score: 84 vs New Zealand
Highest Score Against: 188/9 (Eng)
Lowest Score Against: 138/9 by Aus
Biggest Loss: 50 runs (Eng)
Best Ind. Bowling: 4/31 Chigumbura vs Aus
Best Ind. Bowling Against: 3/5 Styris (NZ)
Best Partnership: 74 for 1st wicket Sibanda & Brendan Taylor1
Best Partnership Against: 100 for 4th wicket Pietersen & Collingwood
Overall Team Record
- Highest Score: 200/2 vs New Zealand, 2012 (Only 200+ score).
Lowest Score: 84 vs New Zealand, 2010 (Only below 100 score).
Largest Victory: 109 runs vs Canada, 2008.
Ball Remaining: 1 ball vs Australia, 2007.
- 559 by Masakadza is the highest aggregate for a Zimbabwe batsman.
Batsmen from Zimbabwe have scored 12 half-centuries. Masakadza (5), Brendam Taylor (4) and Chibhabha (3) are the players who have scored half-centuries.
79 by Masakadza is the highest individual score for Zimbabwe.
20 sixes by Masakadza is the highest number of sixes by any individual from Zimbabwe. Chigumbura with 17 sixes comes second.
Zimbabwe Bowlers have taken 26 wickets in 3 World Cups. Chigumbura with 8 wickets in 9 overs of 3 innings is their best bowler. Utseya has 4 wickets. Ray Price with 5.62 is the only bowler to have economy below 8 overs. Utseya is the only bowler to have bowled a maiden over.
- 4/31 by Chigumbura is their best