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Christopher Mpofu

Zimbabwe | Bowler (Seam)

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Christopher Mpofu
Born27/11/1985
Country Zimbabwe
Player Status Available
Player Type Bowler (Seam)
Player RoleRA Fast-Medium | RH Lower-Order Bat
Player Level Professional
Entry Route UK / EU Passport
Major TeamsZimbabwe, Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Board XI, Zimbabweans, Zimbabwe U23s, Bulawayo Metropolitan Tuskers, Matabeleland Tuskers, Westerns

 

Christopher Mpofu (33) is an established quick playing regular international cricket for Zimbabwe. In an international career spanning 14 years, the tall right-arm seamer has taken 137 wickets across the three formats, including 88 at 38.71 with best bowling figures of 6-52 in 80 ODI’s.

Mpofu was among the clutch of players given their chance at international level because of the exodus of the rebels. However, as its proved, he had all the tools for success and has subsequently enjoyed decent career at the top level. That said, over the past 12 months and the rise of some young, promising quicks, has resulted in Mpofu being left out of the Test side. Nevertheless, he has continued to play white ball cricket, where he has enjoyed plenty of success.

The Tuskers quick, who took his 9th first-class 5for (6-60) in his most recent Logan Cup match against the Eagles, boasts a tremendous domestic record. He has taken well over 550 wickets with 12 five wicket bags and 16 further 4-fors. No bunny with the bat, Mpofu boasts a first-class average of 10.11 to include a highest score of 57.

The Zimbabwean international star is in the prime of his career and is now seeking an opportunity to ply his trade in UK league cricket this summer. It’s envisaged he’ll be available for the majority of the season, save for potential selection for the 2-3 week Irish tour mid-season.

 

Last Updated

30/01/2019

Statistics

Match Type Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Balls Runs Wkts BB Ave
Test 15 28 10 105 33 5.83 2489 1392 29 4-92 48
ODI 80 39 19 46 6 2.3 3767 3407 88 6-52 38.71
T20I 24 7 4 16 6* 5.33 509 755 20 3-16 37.75
First-class 104 161 44 1154 57 9.86 16629 8592 279 7-37 30.79
List A 171 90 41 377 41 7.69 7957 6447 217 6-8 29.7
Twenty20 65 27 14 107 27* 8.23 1389 1798 64 4-17 28.09

Statistical record last updated 17th February, 2019
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