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Raza stars as Zimbabwe win T20 World Cup qualifying tourney

By Sports Reporter CHEVRONS star Sikandar Raza produced a magical spell of spin bowling as Zimbabwe were crowned the winners of the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier B trophy in style with a 37-run win over Netherlands at Queens Sports Club on Sunday. Despite having already qualified for the T20 World Cup in Australia after

Zimbabwe qualify for T20 cricket World Cup

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE survived a scare from minnows Papua New Guinea (PNG) to qualify for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup to be played in Australia later this year with a 26-run victory over the Pacific Islanders in an entertaining semi-final encounter at Queens Sports Club on Friday. Zimbabwe will now play Netherlands in

Zimbabwe defeat USA to set up semi-final clash against PNG

By Sports Reporter All-rounder Sikandar Raza and spinner Wellington Masakadza ensured Zimbabwe maintained their unbeaten record in the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier after securing a convincing 46-run victory over the USA at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on Thursday The result meant the Chevrons, who earlier this week defeated Singapore and Jersey

Tendai Chatara ruled out of rest of T20 World Cup Qualifier with collarbone fracture

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE cricket team frontline bowler Tendai Chatara has been ruled out of the remainder of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier B 2022 which kicked off in Bulawayo on Monday after suffering a collarbone fracture during a practice session on Tuesday. Chatara, one of the most experienced players in the national

Williams stars as Zimbabwe, US reach T20 qualifying semi-finals

By AFP BULAWAYO: Former captain Sean Williams top scored with 57 as hosts Zimbabwe reached the semi-finals of the Twenty20 World Cup qualifying tournament in Bulawayo on Tuesday along with the United States. Williams, who struck seven fours off 39 balls, and Luke Jongwe (29 not out) were key figures as the home team posted

Former Zimbabwe captain Andy Flower roped in as Gulf Giants head coach

By Agencies Former Zimbabwe captain Andy Flower has been hired as the head coach of UAE International League T20 (ILT20) team Gulf Giants whose name was announced on Tuesday. The team is owned and managed by the Adani Group. The inaugural season of the ILT20 will take place between January and February 2023. Flower, arguably

Mnangagwa officially opens ICC World Cup Qualifiers in Bulawayo

By Cricket Correspondent President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Sunday officially opened the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers 2022 in Bulawayo, hailing the 11-17 July tournament as a perfect opportunity to showcase Zimbabwe’s passion for the game. The eight-team contest is meant to decide the teams that will take up the remaining two spots at the

Houghton confident as Zimbabwe begin T20 World Cup qualifiers

By Sports Reporter NEWLY appointed Zimbabwe cricket team coach Dave Houghton is targeting a winning campaign in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier B 2022 which runs from Monday to Sunday in Bulawayo. Houghton, who recently took over the coaching reigns from Indian mentor Lalchand Rajput will begin his tenure with a seemingly easy

India set to tour Zimbabwe for three ODIs in August

By Agencies The Indian cricket team will tour Zimbabwe for a three-match ODI series in August. According to the Zimbabwe Cricket Board, the three matches are expected to be played on August 18, 20 and 22 as part of the ICC One-Day Super League. With the Zimbabwe ODIs set to be played just a week

Blessing Muzarabani eager for Zimbabwe to qualify for upcoming World Cup

By ANI DUBAI: Zimbabwe pacer Blessing Muzarabani is feeling confident about qualifying for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia ahead of their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Global Qualifier B matches. It has been a long climb back to the summit of international cricket for Zimbabwe but Blessing Muzarabani knows they are within touching

Williams set for Zimbabwe comeback for ICC T20 World Cup qualifier

By Sports Reporter THE Zimbabwe cricket team is set to receive a massive boost ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier B in Bulawayo with experienced batting all-rounder Sean Williams due to make his long-awaited return to the squad. Williams, who missed the recent limited-overs home series against Namibia and Afghanistan due to compassionate

Zimbabwe now in Bulawayo ahead of T20 World Cup Qualifier

By Cricket Correspondent THE Zimbabwe Senior Men’s National Cricket Team arrived in Bulawayo on Wednesday to get their final preparations underway ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier B 2022 scheduled for 11-17 July. The eight-team tournament, set for Queens Sports Club and Bulawayo Athletic Club, is one of two global contests that

New Zimbabwe cricket coach eyeing return to top

By BBCnews.com Zimbabwe’s first Test captain Dave Houghton says he expects to make “an immediate impact” after being appointed new head coach for the men’s cricket teams in all formats. He will be in charge for the start of next month’s T20 World Cup qualifiers and succeeds Lalchand Rajput, who will assume a newly-created role as technical

Afghanistan complete 6-0 Zimbabwe series whitewash

By AFP HARARE: Teenage debutant Noor Ahmad was the four-wicket star as Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 35 runs in Harare on Tuesday to complete a 3-0 Twenty20 series whitewash. One of four changes to the team that won on Sunday, the 18-year-old left-arm wrist-spinner took a remarkable four for 10 in a four-over spell that

LATEST: Dave Houghton appointed Zimbabwe head coach

By ESPNcricinfo staff Former Zimbabwe batter Dave Houghton has been appointed the side’s new head coach, ahead of next month’s T20 World Cup qualifier that will be held in the country. The 64-year-old takes over from Lalchand Rajput who will now assume a new role as technical director. Rajput’s coaching contract was extended recently in March by Zimbabwe

2nd T20: Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 21 runs, clinch series

By Correspondent Afghanistan – 170-5 in 20 overs (Najibullah Zadran 57, Mohammad Nabi 43*, Hazratullah Zazai 28; Tendai Chatara 2/33, Ryan Burl 1/15, Luke Jongwe 1/26) Zimbabwe – 149-7 in 20 overs (Innocent Kaia 54, Sikandar Raza 41, Tadiwanashe Marumani 30; Rashid Khan 2/32, Karim Janat 1/14, Fazalhaq Farooqi 1/19) Afghanistan won by 21 runs

Afghanistan continue to dominate Zimbabwe

By Associated Press Najibullah Zadran has smashed a six off the second ball of the last over as Afghanistan beat hosts Zimbabwe by six wickets in the first of three Twenty20 internationals. Afghanistan, who’d already swept the hosts 3-0 in the one-day international series, needed eight runs off the final over on Saturday, after Zimbabwe

Batting woes sink Zimbabwe as Afghanistan complete 3-0 clean sweep

By Associated Press HARARE: Afghanistan’s cricketers have completed a 3-0 one-day series whitewash over Zimbabwe after legspinner Rashid Khan starred in a four-wicket win. Man of the match Khan picked up 3-31 as Zimbabwe were bowled out for 135 in 44.5 overs on Thursday. Once again, Afghanistan’s bowlers hit all the correct lengths on a

Afghanistan beats host Zimbabwe by 60 runs in 1st ODI

By Associated Press HARARE: Rahmat Shah hit 94 and Mohammad Nabi took four wickets as Afghanistan beat host Zimbabwe by 60 runs in the first of three one-day internationals on Saturday. Afghanistan hasn’t lost an ODI series against the Zimbabweans in five contests since the first meeting in 2014, and underlined its status as series

Muzarabani returns as Zimbabwe name squad for Afghanistan ODIs

By icc-cricket.com Zimbabwe have named a 15-member squad for their upcoming ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League ODIs against Afghanistan, starting 4 June. Zimbabwe’s highest-ranking bowler on the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Rankings list, Blessing Muzarabani, makes a return to the national side after coming back from the recently-concluded Indian Premier League. The side will