Tawanda Mupariwa is a right arm fast medium bowler and a right handed batsman with the Zimbabwe cricket team. He has also played for the Africa XI, Zimbabwe Select XI, Matabeleland and the Westerns cricket teams.
Tawanda Mupariwa started playing first class cricket in 2001. He made his debut in International cricket in a One day International match against Sri Lanka at Harare in 2004. He claimed two wickets and gave away 44 runs in the 10 overs that he bowled and scored 8 runs off 9 balls before he was run out by Chandana. Sri Lanka went on to win the match by 72 runs.
The following month, Mupariwa played his first and only International test match till date against Sri Lanka at his hometown Bulawayo. After remaining not out for just a run in the first innings, Mupariwa bowled 34 overs and gave away 136 runs not able to claim a single wicket. In the second innings, he scored 14 runs off 21 balls including 2 boundaries and was caught out by Vass off a ball by Sanath Jayasuriya. Sri Lanka won the match by an innings and 254 runs.
In September 2007 he debuted in a Twenty20 International match against Australia at Cape Town. After giving away 23 runs in the 3 overs that he bowled for no wickets, Mupariwa did not need to bat as Zimbabwe won the match by 5 wickets. He was also a part of the 2007 World Cup Zimbabwe team.
In a total of 35 One day Internationals’, Mupariwa has scored 165 runs and claimed 55 wickets at an economy of 4.89 runs per over. He has yet to claim any wickets in test cricket while having an economy of 4.00 runs per over.