Ervine gives Zimbabwe Select series win over Pakistan A

By Agencies HARARE: A belligerent 195 by Craig Ervine inspired Zimbabwe Select to a 32-run victory over Pakistan in the final one-day match against Pakistan Shaheens at the Harare Sports Club on Saturday, sealing a 4-2 series triumph for his side. For Pakistan, Mubasir Khan’s fighting century (115 off 77 balls) went in vain as

Gary Ballance retires from cricket four months after Zimbabwe switch

By BBC News Batter Gary Ballance has retired from cricket, saying he “no longer has the desire to dedicate himself” to professional sport. The 33-year-old played 40 times for England, including 23 Tests between 2014 and 2017, and later six times for Zimbabwe – the country of his birth. He signed a two-year deal with Zimbabwe

AUSTRALIA: Ex-Zim international risks lengthy ban; charged for under rules relating to ‘physically assaulting a player or any other person’

By The West Australian West Australian cricket stalwart Murray Goodwin will find out his punishment for making contact with the opposition wicketkeeper with his bat during a country grand final at the weekend when he fronts a tribunal on Thursday. It’s understood Goodwin had been subject to religious slurs before wafting his bat and making

Zimbabwe and Netherlands to kickstart Cricket World Cup Qualifier preparations

By Zimbabwe wrap up their Super League campaign with a rare ODI series against the Netherlands, as both teams turn their focus to the Cricket World Cup Qualifier – with every ball set to be LIVE on A full-strength Zimbabwe will host the Netherlands in three ODIs to complete their ICC Men’s Cricket

Stars return to boost Zimbabwe for Netherlands ODIs

By Zimbabwe have named a full-strength squad which features their premier players including Blessing Muzarabani, Sikandar Raza and Ryan Burl for the ODI series against Netherlands, all set to commence from 21 March. While Raza and Burl are back from franchise cricket commitments abroad, the Chevrons have also been boosted by the return of

Cricket World Cup: Netherlands to tour Zimbabwe for Super League series

By IANS The Netherlands will tour Zimbabwe to play a three-match ODI series in Harare, beginning March 21. The ODI series will be a part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, which is the route for direct qualification to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in India. The Super League sees

Zimbabwe Cricket bans fan after attempt to involve player in match fixing

By Reuters HARARE: A cricket supporter has received a five-year ban after he unsuccessfully tried to get a Zimbabwe international player involved in a spot-fixing deal, Zimbabwe Cricket announced on Saturday as it called for such offences to be criminalised. Edward Walter Mupangano, a 27-year-old from Harare, was banned by Zimbabwe Cricket after approaching Luke

West Indies beat Zimbabwe inside 3 days to clinch series

By Associated Press BULAWAYO: Left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie’s six wickets helped West Indies defeat Zimbabwe by an innings and four runs inside three days to clinch the two-match test series 1-0 Tuesday. Motie, who took seven wickets in Zimbabwe’s first innings, was again the chief tormentor with 6-62 as the hosts collapsed to 173 all

CRICKET: West Indies in command against Zimbabwe

By Associated Press BULAWAYO:  Roston Chase top-scored with 70 and Joshua Da Silva chipped in with 44 as West Indies reached 290-8 in its first innings to lead Zimbabwe by 175 runs after the second day of the second and final test was twice cut short by rain on Monday. West Indies began the day

Motie takes 7-37 as Zimbabwe out for 115; West Indies 133-4

By Associated Press BULAWAYO: West Indies left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie took seven wickets to help dismiss Zimbabwe for 115 in the second test before the visitors finished the first day on 133-4 for an 18-run lead. The hosts were missing batter Gary Ballance through illness and their first innings lasted only 40.5 overs on Sunday

UK: Glamorgan Cricket confirms Zimbabwe tour

By Agencies WALES: Glamorgan Cricket has announced its 2023 pre-season schedule which will see the squad tour Zimbabwe in March (1st-17th). The players and coaches will arrive in Harare on Wednesday, 1st March. There they will train and play pre-season matches against local opposition and Durham Cricket in a mixture of white-ball and multi-day cricket. On

Zimbabwe hold off late West Indies charge to draw first test

By Reuters BULAWAYO: Zimbabwe saw off a late bid by West Indies to force an unlikely result on the last day’s play as they finished on 134 for six in their second innings of the drawn first test on Wednesday. Zimbabwe were set 272 to win with 49 overs left on the final afternoon, but

Ballance’s historic innings rallies Zimbabwe against Windies

By Associated Press BULAWAYO: Gary Ballance became only the second men’s cricketer to hit a test hundred for two countries as his unbeaten 137 helped Zimbabwe avoid the follow on against the West Indies on Tuesday. Ballance, playing his first test for Zimbabwe after his last for England in 2017, anchored his new side to

West Indies on 221-0 in rain-hit 1st test against Zimbabwe

By Associated Press BULAWAYO:  Captain Kraigg Brathwaite and fellow opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul started the second day in their 50s and finished it with centuries as West Indies advanced to 221-0 against Zimbabwe in the first test with rain again limiting play. Only 38 overs were bowled Sunday as the visitors resumed their first innings on

West Indies take command of rain-hit Test in Zimbabwe

By Associated Press Captain Kraigg Brathwaite and fellow opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul have both scored half-centuries as the West Indies reached 0-112 before rain washed out play after lunch on day one of the first Test against Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe’s bowlers lacked penetration on a flat pitch at the Queens Sports Club on Saturday but were able

West Indies bat first in opener, Ballance debuts for Zimbabwe

By Associated Press BULAWAYO: West Indies won the toss and will bat first in the opening test against Zimbabwe on Saturday. The teams will contest a two-match series, both in Bulawayo. West Indies selected left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie for the opening test. There was no recall for 34-year-old seamer Shannon Gabriel. Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph

Gary Ballance set for Zimbabwe Test bow against West Indies

By ESPNcricinfo staff Gary Ballance is set to play Test cricket for the first time since 2017 after being named in Zimbabwe’s squad to face West Indies in next month’s two-match series. Sean Williams will miss the Tests in Bulawayo as he recovers from a fractured finger, with Craig Ervine, playing his first Test in three years,

Doheny hits 84 as Ireland win to level Zimbabwe ODI series

By AFP HARARE: Stephen Doheny made light of his lack of international experience to top score with 84 as Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 46 runs on Saturday to level their one-day international series. After losing the toss and been put in to bat, Ireland made 294-7 at Harare Sports Club with Doheny and Harry Tector