Canada ready for Zim A challenge

HARARE - Canada cricket coach Mukesh Narula believes Zimbabwe A will be pushed to the limit by his team when the two sides face off in four fifty-over matches at Harare Sports Club.

The matches begin tomorrow but not much play is forecasted to take place, with Zimbabwe’s weather department issuing a flood alert and saying the persistent rains that have been pounding the country are expected to continue.

However, 52-year-old Narula, a Cricket Australia Level Three course graduate, remains focused on the task at hand.

“It’s pretty exciting for us especially the boys, they have worked hard, we have a lot of talent so I’m looking forward to the boys giving a good fire fight to Zimbabwe,” Narula said.

“I always maintain that Canada has an abundance of talent, unfortunately we haven’t done well in the last couple of years. So my objective in the short term is to get Canada back to the ODI status so this tour is going to be helpful.

“I have heard about Harare Sports Club, so I know the wicket is going to be good, the ground is beautiful, very fast dry conditions.”

Canada failed to qualify for the 2015 World Cup but will use the visit to Zimbabwe as preparation for their WCL Division Two tournament which will take place in Namibia from January 17 to 24.

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