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Tendai Chatara

Zimbabwe | All-Rounder (Seam)

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Tendai Chatara
Born28/02/1991
Country Zimbabwe
Player Status Available
Player Type All-Rounder (Seam)
Player RoleRA Fast-Medium | RH Lower-Order Bat
Player Level Professional
Entry Route Tier 5 (Creative & Sporting)
Major TeamsZimbabwe, Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Board XI, Zimbabwe U19s, Manicaland Mountaineers, Band-e-Amir Dragons

 

Tendai Chatara (27) is an exceptionally talented seamer who, alongside Kyle Jarvis, leads Zimbabwe’s international attack, across the three formats. Since his T20 international debut in June 2010, Chatara has played 84 matches for Zimbabwe, to include 62 ODI’s. He has excelled, taking 124 wickets, where he averages 27.62, 31.01 and 23.40 in Test, ODI and T20 cricket, respectively.

Boasting a curious, lopsided action, the tall, wiry fast bowler has been a stand-out performer, both at domestic and international level throughout his career. He shot to prominence in 2009 when making his first-class debut for the Mountaineers. A few months later, he topped Zimbabwe’s wicket charts in their Under-19 series against Bangladesh. He was swiftly promoted to the national side, making his senior Zimbabwe debut in the second T20 match against India (June 2010).

Whilst there was a significant gap in his appearances for Zimbabwe thereafter, a chart-topping Logan Cup campaign in 2010/11 (56 wickets at 19.23) and solid return during the following 2011/12 season (28 wickets at 20.60) culminated with a national re-call. It’s become plainly apparent at this time that he was one of the best quicks in the country.

Chatara took 32 wickets in 18 international games in 2013 and his maiden Test five-for (5-61) sealed the famous Test win over Pakistan. After Kyle Jarvis' international retirement, Chris Mpofu's fall down the pecking order, and Brian Vitori's susceptibility to injury, Chatara found himself Zimbabwe's senior bowler in 2014. He has spearheaded Zimbabwe’s attack since, to include the World Cup in New Zealand (Feb/March 2015) and various tours since. He most recently toured Bangladesh with the Zimbabwean side playing both Test and ODI cricket with success.

Save for Zimbabwe’s short tour of Ireland this summer, Chatara’s clear schedule has paved way to a potential UK league cricket opportunity in 2019. It’s envisaged that he’d only miss 2, perhaps 3 weeks mid-season, but will be fully available around the Irish tour to dominate league cricket. A fantastic performer and someone we strongly recommend for any club in 2019.

 

Last Updated

30/01/2019

Statistics

Match Type Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Balls Runs Wkts BB Ave
Test 9 16 2 90 22 6.42 1695 663 24 5-61 27.62
ODI 70 45 20 165 23 6.6 3431 2905 95 4-33 30.57
T20I 16 3 0 15 8 5 330 426 18 3-20 23.66
First-class 51 70 16 496 46* 9.18 8890 4047 186 6-33 21.75
List A 139 76 37 296 37* 7.58 6770 5367 205 5-34 26.18
Twenty20 50 10 3 22 8 3.14 1064 1254 54 4-29 23.22
U19 ODI 11 10 3 52 10 7.42 462 362 16 4-35 22.62
U19 T20I 1 1 1 1 1* - 16 33 0 - -

Statistical record last updated 13th August, 2019
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