Birth date 26 Mar 1985 (35 years)
Nationality Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
Position Bowler
Team history
Mountaineers 2009 - present
Zimbabwe 2004 - 2015
Easterns 2006 - 2009
Midlands 2004 - 2005
Manicaland cricket team 2003 - 2004
Mashonaland 2001 - 2003

Prosper Utseya is a right arm offbreak bowler and a right handed batsman with the Zimbabwe cricket team. He has also played for the Mashonaland A, Easterns (Zimbabwe) and the Zimbabwe A cricket teams.

Prosper Utseya started playing first class cricket in 2001. He made his debut in International cricket in a One day International match against Sri Lanka at Bulawayo in 2004. Utseya unfortunately was not required to come to bat and was not asked to bowl either. Sri Lanka went on to win the rain interrupted match by 12 runs.

The following month, Utseya played in his first and only test match till date against Sri Lanka at his hometown Harare. Utseya scored 45 runs in 57 balls which included 5 boundaries and a six and was bowled by Muralitharan who claimed 6 wickets that innings. Utseya was the highest run scorer in his team for the innings. He also bowled 12 overs and gave away 55 runs. In the second innings, Utseya was sent back on a golden duck by Maharoof and Sri Lanka went on to win the match by an innings and 240 runs.

In 2006, Utseya was named as the captain of the Zimbabwe team and led the team to the 2007 World Cup.

In a total of 129 One day International matches, Utseya has scored 1107 runs and claimed 101 wickets at an economy of 4.18 runs per over.

Career Highlights

Utseya has been appointed as the captain of the team Zimbabwe in the year 2006.