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Elton Chigumbura

Elton Chigumbura

Personal Profile (Personal Biography)

Full Name: Elton Chigumbura
Date of Birth (Birthday): 14 March 1986
Birth Place: Kwekwe, Zimbabwe
Batting style: Right-handed bat
Bowling style: Right-arm medium
Role: All-rounder, Zimbabwe captain
Marital Status: Single
National team : Zimbabwe
Sports Played : Cricket

Elton is a Zimbabwean cricketer currently playing for English county club Northamptonshire. He is a current Zimbabwean international and captain of the national side, who played 6 Test matches from the age of 18 before Zimbabwe were barred from Test cricket. Chigumbura also has over 100 ODI caps.

Chigumbura made his first class debut for Mashonaland aged just fifteen and went on to represent Zimbabwe in two consecutive Under-19 World Cups. He took four wickets in their upset win over Australia in the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh. He made his international debut sooner than expected due to the absence of the 'rebel' players, playing his first Test aged just 18 during a tour of Sri Lanka.

Chigumbura was part of the Zimbabwean squad for the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies. He registered new career-best ODI bowling figures of 3/25 and scored 38 runs from 34 balls in Zimbabwe's shock win against the West Indies on 30 November 2007.

On the 15 March 2010, Chigumbura signed for Northamptonshire county cricket club as an overseas player, giving him the chance to play in England for the first time.

Cricket Career

  • - Played for Zimbabwe at the ICC U19 CWC 2002 and 2004
  • - Captain of Zimbabwe since May 2010
  • - Named Zimbabwe's Cricketer of the Year in 2010
  • - With 73 sixes going into the ICC CWC 2011, he is the fourth highest six-hitter in ODIs for Zimbabwe.