Tatenda Taibu is a conventional type of wicket keeper of cricket team of Zimbabwe. The other teams for which he has played so far include Namibia, Cape Cobras, Africa XI, Mashonaland, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Mashonaland A. His team-mates call him ‘Tibbly’. He makes use of right hand for batting as well as bowling.
The world got to know Tatenda Taibu in the form of a test cricketer on 19th of July, 2001 at ‘Queens Sports Club’, Bulawayo in a Test match played against West Indies. He had made 6 runs in the first innings. The second innings saw an addition of 4 runs. West Indies won this match by an innings as well as 176 runs. ODI debut was also made against West Indies; almost a month prior to test debut. West Indies narrowly won this match; i.e. by 27 runs. Tatenda opened his account in this match.
Total number of runs scored in 108 ODIs is 2045. ‘153’ was his highest score. In 24 test matches, Tatenda has scored 1273 runs in all.