Stuart Matsikenyeri

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Stuart Matsikenyeri
Personal information
Full nameStuart Matsikenyeri
Born (1983-05-03) 3 May 1983 (age 36)
Harare, Zimbabwe
BowlingRight-arm off break
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 59)4 November 2003 v West Indies
Last Test11 March 2005 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 70)23 November 2002 v Pakistan
Last ODI12 March 2010 v West Indies
T20I debut (cap 7)28 November 2006 v Bangladesh
Last T20I20 September 2012 v South Africa
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC List A
Matches 8 113 125 226
Runs scored 351 2,224 6,334 4,987
Batting average 23.40 22.01 30.59 25.97
100s/50s 0/2 0/13 9/35 2/30
Top score 57 90 201 110*
Balls bowled 483 920 4,191 1,806
Wickets 2 16 67 29
Bowling average 172.50 48.62 42.62 51.24
5 wickets in innings 0 0 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/58 2/25 5/41 2/2
Catches/stumpings 7/– 37/– 82/– 78/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 26 October 2017

Stuart Matsikenyeri (born 3 May 1983) is a Zimbabwean former cricketer, who played all formats of the game. He is a right-handed batsman and usually opens the batting for Zimbabwe. Matsikenyeri also bowls part-time right-arm off-break and is a sharp fielder in the gully

International career[edit]

Matsikenyeri was a promising junior player[citation needed] and he represented Zimbabwe at U-16 and U-19 levels. It was thus no surprise[citation needed] when he made his international debut against Pakistan in November 2002, opening the batting. He participated in the 2003 Cricket World Cup, although he only played in one game. Later in the year he played in the NatWest Series in England and he scored a crucial 44 at Trent Bridge as Zimbabwe pulled off an upset win.

His strengths are on the cut and pull but he has at times struggled against high quality pace bowling in international cricket, often getting out to loose shots.[citation needed] In 2006 he spent time out of the side after refusing to sign a new contract with the board, he returned however and went on to bring up his 1000th ODI run for Zimbabwe in early 2007, becoming one of only four players in the 2007 World Cup squad to have done so.

Included in the 2007 World Cup squad, he is the only remaining member of the 2003 World Cup Zimbabwe squad. Matsikenyeri won man of the match award for the knock of 89, which is his highest ODI score, where he guided his team in to victory against Bangladesh.

In 2009,he along with Tatenda Taibu set the record for the highest 6th wicket partnership for Zimbabwe in ODIs(188)[1]

Currently he has scored 2 Test and 13 ODI half-centuries and a hard-hitting middle order batsman for Zimababwe.


  1. ^ "Cricket Records | Records | / | Zimbabwe | One-Day Internationals | Highest partnerships by wicket | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 August 2017.

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