Tawanda Mupariwa is one of the significant players of the Zimbabwe Cricket Team. He got into a controversy and was omitted from the Zimbabwe Under 19 team. However because of his outstanding form as a pace bowler forced the national selectors to fast-track him into the national squad when the 'rebel' players withdrew from the series against Sri Lanka. Mupariwa is an accurate pace bowler and relies on accuracy, has a good inswinger, and a deceptive slower ball. Mupariwa started off as a wicketkeeper but Wisdom Siziba claimed that position in the local development team. When he previously joined the Bulawayo Athletic Club, the former umpire Chuck Coventry encouraged him to develop his pace bowling. Although he failed to get selected after the trials for the national Under-16 team, Mike Whiley was impressed enough to offer him a scholarship at Milton High School.