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Top Ten Test-ODI-T20 Cricket Openers/ Middle Order Batsmen of Zimbabwe Cricket Team

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Top Ten Test Cricket Openers/ Middle Order Batsmen of Zimbabwe Cricket Team

Although Zimbabwe has a very short history of Test matches, they have produced very talented and extraordinary Test match openers and middle order batsmen. They have come up to the level to give tough matches in the Test series to any other Test cricket team in the world. Dave Houghton and Andy Flower are the two best test match batsmen to set the top scores of Zimbabwe. Dave Houghton, with a score of 266, is in first place amongst his Test team players. Here is the list of the top ten Test match openers and middle order batsmen of Zimbabwe.

Batsman

Runs Year
Dave Houghton 266 20 Oct 1994
Andy Flower 232* 25 Nov 2000
Guy Whittall 203* 25 Sep 1997
Grant Flower 201* 31 Jan 1995
Andy Flower 199* 7 Sep 2001
Guy Whittall 188* 19 Sep 2000
Andy Flower 183* 18 Nov 2000
Murray Goodwin 166* 14 Mar 1998
Grant Flower 156* 14 Mar 1998
Andy Flower 156 31 Jan 1995

Top Ten ODI Cricket Openers/ Middle Order Batsmen of Zimbabwe Cricket Team 

Openers are very important batsmen in any team as they are responsible for setting morale, motivation and, most of all, scoring. ODI openers/middle order batsmen have to play an important role in the match and need to be hard hitters and sensible players. Charles Kevin Coventry of Zimbabwe is not only among the top openers of Zimbabwe team but also ranked with the top five openers of the world. The recognition of this batsman has brought good a name for the team. Here is the list of the top ten ODI openers/middle order batsmen of Zimbabwe.

Batsman Runs Year
Charles Coventry 194* 16 Aug 2009
Shingirai Masakadza 178* 18 Oct 2009
Craig Wishart 172* 10 Feb 2003
Shingirai Masakadza 156 12 Oct 2009
Brendan Taylor 145* 15 Oct 2010
Andy Flower 145 14 Sep 2002
Grant Flower 142* 11 Apr 2001
Andy Flower 142* 7 Oct 2001
DL Houghton 142 10 Oct 1987
Grant Flower 140 27 Mar 1999

 

Top Ten T20 Cricket Openers/ Middle Order Batsmen of Zimbabwe Cricket Team 

Zimbabwe twenty 20 team has a good mix of openers and middle order batsmen. None of their batsmen have a very good score in their Twenty 20 career, but they are very consistent in making good, decent scores in this fast format of Twenty 20 tournaments. Hamilton Masakadza is the top opener of the Zimbabwe Twenty 20 team with the highest score of 79. He is pretty consistent in his batting as he has made the three best scores in his twenty 20 career. A list of the top ten openers and middle order batsmen for Zimbabwe goes like this.

Batsman Runs Year
Hamilton Masakadza 79 13 Oct 2008
Hamilton Masakadza 72 8 Oct 2010
Brendan Taylor 60* 12 Sep 2007
Brendan Taylor 59 10 Oct 2010
Chamu Chibhabha 59 10 Oct 2010
Hamilton Masakadza 53 12 Oct 2008
Chamu Chibhabha 52 8 Oct 2010
Brendan Taylor 47 13 Sep 2007
Tatenda Taibu 45* 10 Oct 2008
Tatenda Taibu 45* 13 Jun 2010

 

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