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‘I THINK ZIMBABWE WILL END UP LIKE KENYA’

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Dav Whatmore talks about how things went downhill fast during his curtailed stint as Zimbabwe’s coach. By Tristan Holme “Considering the available talent and the amount of times we had injuries to key players as well, I thought that we did as good a job as we possibly could” © AFP Dav Whatmore is not a happy man. More than ...

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WAGNER FIVE -FOR WRECKS ZIMBABWE LINE-UP

Zim vs new zealand

Neil Wagner claimed a third career five-for to tear through Zimbabwe’s line-up, as the hosts suffered a second collapse in the post-lunch session. After losing three wickets for one run – they tumbled from 35 for 1 to 36 for 4 in the morning – Zimbabwe lost four wickets with the score on 72, as they crashed from 72 for ...

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ZIMBABWE HAS WAITED TOO LONG FOR TESTS – NTINI

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While New Zealand have spent the last two weeks practising patience in anticipation of slow, low conditions in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe cannot wait to get started. They have waited 20 months to play a Test match since visiting Bangladesh at the end of 2014. They have not hosted a Test in almost two years and have not held one in Bulawayo ...

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RABADA DOMINATES CSA AWARDS

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Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada became the first player to scoop six awards at CSA’s annual dinner, including the coveted South African cricketer of the year prize, surpassing AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla, who had previously won five each. Not only is Rabada the only player to notch up that many awards, but he is also the youngest to win ...

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BULAWAYO BUSTLING AS TEST CRICKET RETURNS

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For a place where pause pretty much seems to be the default setting, the thirst for Test cricket is still very much there. By Firdose Moonda in Bulawayo While Test cricket returning to Bulawayo is a positive sign, Zimbabwe have more important issues to address as they enter their first home Tests in nearly two years, depleted of their bowling ...

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LATHAM STRESSES ON PATIENCE FOR ZIMBABWE TESTS

New Zealand in Zim

New Zealand opener Tom Latham stressed on “patience” several times two days before the start of their two-Test series against Zimbabwe, in Bulawayo. Latham identified that adjusting to the sluggish surfaces in Zimbabwe and grinding the attack would be crucial to New Zealand’s success in the series. “The conditions are low and slow compared to what we have back home ...

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BLACK CAPS WARY OF ZIM

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New Zealand national cricket team coach Mike Hesson has admitted that the Black Caps don’t have enough information about some of the Zimbabwe players they are likely to face in the forthcoming two-Test series between the two nations in Bulawayo. By Kevin Mapasure The first match starts on Thursday at Queens Sports Club. Zimbabwe is making its return to longer ...

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WILLIAMS ROPED IN AFTER OUTCRY

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Middle-order batsman Sean Williams was made a last-minute inclusion into what was originally a 15-man squad for the two Test cricket series between Zimbabwe and New Zealand. BY Kevin Mapasure Yesterday, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) announced a 16-man squad, including Williams, but the original squad, leaked to NewsDay Sport on Wednesday which was published in yesterday’s issue had only 15 players ...

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CREMER TO LEAD ZIM IN TESTS AGAINST NEW ZEALAND

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Legspinner Graeme Cremer, who led Zimbabwe in the limited-overs series against India in June, has been named captain for the upcoming two-Test home series against New Zealand. Uncapped batsman Prince Masvaure features in the 16-man squad. Opener Vusi Sibanda has been dropped, while a back injury has ruled out fast bowler Tinashe Panyangara. Masvaure had been in form for Zimbabwe ...

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ZIM DROP KEY BATTING TRIO

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Three of Zimbabwe’s most experienced batsmen, Vusi Sibanda, Sean Williams and Elton Chigumbura are set to miss the first Test against New Zealand, after they were omitted from the 15-men squad for that match to be played in Bulawayo. By Kevin Mapasure/ Tawanda Taderera Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) is set to announce the squad today led by captain, Graeme Cremer with ...

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