As we all know Zimbabwe is one country that requires no introduction especially because of its history and significant importance as one of the greatest nations of the African continent. Zimbabwe is quite popular for a lot of tourist sites too which are quite distinct. But what makes Zimbabwe famous even more are the cricketers of this country who have played a very important role and defining how different and shocking can some people be. Some of the most breathtaking unmatched with unexpected results have always involved the role of Zimbabwe, in the game.
Consider the extraordinary defeat of Australia in the 2007 world cup are the staggering defeat of India in a lot of games that were do or die, this team has always shop a lot of spectators. Some of the most famous sportsmen in this country are cricketers.
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So, here is a list of the top 10 richest cricketers of Zimbabwe
10. Alastair Campbell
Alastair Douglas Ross Campbell, is one of the most famous cricketers of Zimbabwe. He was born on the 23rd of September 1972 in Salisbury which is now known as Harare. In total he has played about 60 matches in his test career and house captain Zimbabwe for about 21 occasions. He is also known to have played 188 One-day internationals being a captain in 86 of these ODIs.
9. Charles Coventry
Charles Coventry is one of the most famous Zimbabwe cricketers especially known for his record breaking performance involving breaking the Highest ODI score of 194 by Saeed Anwar which remain for a very long time. This famous batsman of Zimbabwe remained unbeaten for a very big score of 194 only until the God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar scored the first double century in ODI history. He is one of the most important Zimbabwe cricketers whose contribution to the game is quite noteworthy.
8. Grant Flower
A lot of sources suggest that Grand flower was one of the best cricketers of Zimbabwe. He was also brother of the legendary Zimbabwe in cricket Andy Flower. He is very famous for the nickname given to him called flower power which was addressed to both him and his brother Andy. He is one of the best cricketers of Zimbabwe and one of the only ones to score a double century in the test matches as well as a century in the ODI both of which he did remaining unbeaten.
7. Anthony Ireland
Anthony Ireland is a very famous cricket of Zimbabwe who has played a very major role in the upbringing of Zimbabwe in cricket. Anthony Ireland is also famous for being one of the best bowlers of Zimbabwe especially because of his tall stature, and a lot of people were quite afraid office bouncers. He has taken 38 wickets in just 26 Matches and is there for one of the best bowlers of Zimbabwe. He also played for the Middlesex county cricket club.
6. Neil Johnson
Neil Clarkson Johnson was born on January 24th 1970 and as one of the most famous left handed batsman of the Zimbabwe cricket team. He has played in 13 test and 48 One Day International score Zimbabwe between the years 1998 and 2000. He is also considered an all rounder especially known for his right arm fast medium bowling and His middle order aggressive batting which has allowed Zimbabwe to win a lot of matches.
5. Hamilton Masakadza
Hamilton Masakadza was one of the best cricketers Zimbabwe could ever ask for. With the height of 1.91 meters, list all Zimbabwe cricketer, was quite talk of the town due to face fast bowling. He was also the captain of Zimbabwe until he was removed from that post especially because of the teams were performance in the ICC World T20 world cup held in 2016. He is still considered to be one of the most important cricketers of Zimbabwe
4. Heath Streak
Heath streak is one of the best Zimbabwean cricketers also known to be the coach of the national team of Zimbabwe. He was born in the year 1974 on March 16th in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. He was a very famous right handed batsman of Zimbabwe whose extraordinary batting skill made him quite a famous personality amongst a lot of cricketers. He is one amongst the Top 10 Richest Cricketers in Zimbabwe 2017.
3. Tatenda Taibu
Tatenda Taibu is one of the most unique cricketers of Zimbabwe as he was one of the best wicket keepers as well as batsman of this cricket team. She played very important role in bringing up the team of Zimbabwe from the bottom in international level. He was born on May 14th 1983 and it’s quite famous for donning the number 44 on his Jersey. He is right handed batsman and a very agile wicketkeeper whose presence on the field has saved Zimbabwe a lot of matches and as the saying goes, his catches have ended won a lot of matches.
2. Brendan Taylor
Brendan Taylor is one of the most important Zimbabwe in cricketers who has played a major role in the evolution of Zimbabwe cricket team. He was born on 6th of February 1986 and is an all rounder whose role includes, being right handed batsman right arm off break bowler as well as an occasion off spinner and wicket keeper. He is also one of the only Zimbabwean cricketer to score a century in both International tests as well as ODIs.
1. Andy Flower
Andy Flower has one of the best Zimbabwe in cricketers to ever walk on this earth. He is also very famous as one of the only cricketers of Zimbabwe to excel as a left handed batsman, a right arm off break bowler as well as a wicketkeeper of the greatest of standards. His role has been very crucial in determining the essence of cricket played by the team of Zimbabwe. His brother Grant Flower was also very famous cricketer. This cricketer of ruled the field with his extraordinary skills.
So, this was the list of the top 10 richest cricketers of Zimbabwe as of 2017. Although, the national team hasn’t been able to win any big titles in international competitions, these players are well-renowned for their contributions in cricket.