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Tatenda Taibu

india Updated: Jan 29, 2003 23:43 IST

 Date of Birth: 14 May 1983, Harare
 Test Debut: Against West Indies at Bulawayo in 2001
 ODI Debut: Against West Indies at Harare in 2001
 Bats: Right Hand Bat
 Other: Wicket-Keeper
 Bowls: Right Arm Off Break

Made his test debut at 18 while still a schoolboy and is being groomed to take over as wicketkeeper from Andy Flower. First name means 'thank-you' in his native Chishona language.

Played soccer before turning to cricket, where he began as an off spinner. Celebrates his 20th birthday after the World Cup. Was a member of the Zimbabwe squad aged 16. Now being used as first-choice wicketkeeper with Flower playing as a batsman.


First Published: Jan 24, 2003 23:38 IST