Elton Chigumbura – The Carrier Of Zimbabwe Cricket

2011 ICC World Cup - Zimbabwe Captains' Press Conference

When we generally ask someone about a world class Zimbabwe player, the answer would usually be Andy Flower or Heath Streak. These Zimbabwe cricketers  are truly legends who carried Zimbabwe cricket on their shoulders for a long time and actually made a name for Zimbabwe cricketers at the global level. But one such cricketer who is continuing  that practice is Elton Chigumbura.

The man from Kwekwe in Zimbabwe has played a lot of cricket for Zimbabwe and has given some terrific performances with the bat as well as with the bowl. He has played 145 ODI matches and has scored 2837 runs at an average of 23.67. He has been marvellous with the ball as well by picking up 94 wickets in 145 matches at the average of 39.93. These facts show that he is one of the best all-rounders around.

He is a true team player who can bowl with the new ball and pick up those early wickets and also hit those big sixes at the closing stages of the innings. He has a high bowling action which helps him get the ball high up on the batsman which can make the batsman feel uncomfortable facing him.

Elton Chigumbura has a good temperament for a batsman and he is a powerful man as well. He plays lower down the order for Zimbabwe  and has the ability to get those crucial runs towards the end. His successful performances also gave him the opportunity to captain his national squad and he  fulfilled his duties pretty well.

Elton Chigumbura is well  on the way to follow in the path of other Zimbabwean greats to make a name for himself at the global level and be known as one of the finest all-rounders in the world.

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