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ZIM WARY OF AFGHNISTAN THREAT

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IN their first-ever World T20 encounter, Zimbabwe captured global attention when a team made up of rookies led by Tatenda Taibu humbled mighty Australia on September 12 2007 at the Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town, South Africa. BY MUNYARADZI MADZOKERE It was a star-studded Aussies team that had the likes of Adam Gilchrist, Mathew Hayden, Ricky Ponting, Andrew Symonds ...

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ZIM STEP UP ICC WORLD T20 PREPS

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ZIMBABWE’S national team will step up the intensity of their International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 preparations ahead of their Group B first round opener against Hong Kong in 10 days’ time when they take on the West Indies at the Sharjah Cricket Ground in the United Arab Emirates today. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The Dav Whatmore-coached side will take on ...

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CREMER TIPS ZIM TO REACH T20 WORLD CUP SEMIS

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BARELY 10 months after making a comeback into cricket, leg-spinner Graeme Cremer, who recently stormed into the top five on the ICC T20 bowling rankings, is hoping to lead Zimbabwe to the semifinal stage of next month’s T20 World Cup in India. BY Munyaradzi Madzokere Cremer, appointed vice-captain to Hamilton Masakadza in the Zimbabwe cricket team earlier this month, quit ...

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CHIGUMBURA RETURNS FOR ZIM

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HARARE – Former Zimbabwe cricket captain Elton Chigumbura is expected to join the rest of the squad today upon the conclusion of the inaugural Pakistan Super League whose final was on yesterday. BY AUSTIN KARONGA Chigumbura’s side Quetta Gladiators squared off against Islamabad at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium last night after which the fading all-rounder will be expected to ...

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LUKE JONGWE HOSPITALISED AFTER HEAD KNOCK

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All rounder Luke Jongwe suffered a head injury in Zimbabwe’s first practice match at the Sharjah Cricket Ground ahead of the World T20 in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday. While attempting a return catch, Jongwe missed the ball and it hit him above the right eye. He was taken by ambulance to hospital where an x-ray revealed no damage. ...

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VITORI SUSPENDED FOR ILLEGAL BOWLING ACTION

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Brian Vhitori, the Zimbabwe left-arm seamer, has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect after an independent assessment found his bowling action to be illegal. Vitori, who was reported for a suspect action during the T20 series against Bangladesh in January, underwent assessment in Chennai, where all variations of his deliveries exceeded the 15-degree level of tolerance ...

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NTINI MAKES CRICKETERS LABOUR FOR RICHES

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ZIMBABWE cricket team bowling coach Makhaya Ntini took his charges through a gruelling fitness session yesterday before emphasising the need for the national side to reach peak physical condition ahead of the upcoming ICC World Twenty20 to be held in India.BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The former premier fast bowler, who was unveiled by Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) last week, took charge of ...

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NO LONG-TERM DEAL FOR ATAPATHU

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National cricket team batting consultant Marvan Atapattu has ruled out taking the Zimbabwe batting coach job on a long-term basis, at least in the foreseeable future.BY Kevin Mapasure Atapattu arrived in Harare on Sunday and was part of the team’s work-out yesterday ahead of the World T20 tournament that will be hosted in India. Zimbabwe are on the hunt for ...

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ZIM NAME CHATARA, PANYANGARARA IN WORLD T20 SQUARD

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Fast bowler Tendai Chatara is back in Zimbabwe’s squad for the first time in nearly a year, after the selectors named him in the 15-man squad for the World Twenty20. Chatara, whose last international appearance came during the 2015 World Cup, suffered a fractured left leg in April 2015 and only returned to competitive cricket this January. Tinashe Panyangara, who missed the ...

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ZHUWAO, MUGOCHI HELP EAGLES CLINCH TITLE ELIMINATOR

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Mashonaland Eagles beat Mountaineers in an eliminator to clinch the Domestic Twenty20 Competition at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. Chasing 17 in the one-over shootout bowled by Bright Mugochi, the left-arm spinner, Mountaineers fell one short. This despite Hamilton Masakadza’s power-hitting delivering a boundary and a six to bring the equation down to four runs off the last ball, off which only ...

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