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Tatenda TaibuTatenda Taibu (born May 14, 1983, in Harare) is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He is a short, lively wicketkeeper and solid batsman, and is also capable of bowling right arm off spin.
Taibu made his first-class debut aged sixteen, and his debut for the national team in 2001, aged just eighteen. In 2003, he was appointed vice-captain to Heath Streak on the team's tour of England, and he was appointed national captain in April 2004 following the departure of several 'rebel' players, who resigned from the national team in a dispute with Zimbabwe Cricket. He impressed many with his mature outlook and leading by example and was regarded as one of the few genuinely Test-standard players in a very weak side. In November 2005, he held a press conference on behalf of 74 Zimbabwe players denouncing the management of Zimbabwe Cricket. This led to death threats against him and his family, as well as criticism of him in the Zimbabwean media. He also failed to agree a new contract with Zimbabwe Cricket. On 24 November, he ended his international career at the age of 22 and is expected to continue his professional career outside Zimbabwe. He has a contract to play for the Cape Cobras in South Africa in the 2005/06 season, and is expected to look for a county or club in England to play for in the northern summer of 2006. However, he has also said that he would be glad to play for Zimbabwe again if Peter Chingoka and Ozias Bvute resigned and "the right people" replaced them.
- Full name : Tatenda Taibu
- Born : May 14, 1983, Harare
- Batting style : Right-hand bat
- Bowling style : Right-arm offbreak
- Fielding position : Wicketkeeper
- Test debut : Zimbabwe v West Indies at Bulawayo - Jul 19-22, 2001
- Last Test : Zimbabwe v India at Harare - Sep 20-24, 2005
- ODI debut : Zimbabwe v West Indies at Harare - Jun 23, 2001
- Last ODI : Zimbabwe v India at Harare - Sep 4, 2005
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