Elton Chigumbura is a right handed batsman and a right arm medium bowler with the Zimbabwe cricket team. He has also played for the Africa XI, Zimbabwe Under-19s and the , Mashonaland A cricket teams. Presently, he is a part of the English county cricket club, the Northamptonshire county cricket club.
Elton has been playing first class cricket since 2001. He has also appeared in two successive Under 19 World Cups. He made his debut in International cricket in a One day International match against Sri Lanka at Bulawayo in 2004. Chigumbura scored 13 runs off 16 balls before being caught by Muralitharan on a ball by Zoysa. He claimed the wicket of Zoysa in return giving away 32 runs in the 5 overs that he bowled.
The following month in May, Chigumbura made his debut in test in a match against Sri Lanka at Harare. After scoring 14 runs and once again getting caught by Muralitharan on a ball by Zoysa, he claimed the wicket of Jayawardene and gave away 44 runs in the 12 overs that he bowled in the first innings. In the second innings, he got out on a duck and Sri Lanka won the match by an innings and 240 runs.
In 2007, Chigumbura was a part of the World Cup Zimbabwe team that won against the West Indies. The match saw Chigumbura scoring 38 runs off 34 balls and recording his career best bowling figure of 3 wickets for 25 runs.
In a total of 128 One day International matches, Chigumbura has scored 2557 runs with a high score of 79 not out and claimed 81 wickets at an economy of 6.06 runs per over. He also has a total of 187 runs and 9 wickets at an economy of 3.60 runs per over in the 6 test matches that he has played.