Still a lot to be done - Tinker

HARARE - Zimbabwe Under-19 cricket side interim coach Ian Tinker says there is still a lot of work to be done if the country is to compete favourably at the 2016 ICC Under-19 World Cup to be held in Bangladesh.

Tinker was appointed the interim Zimbabwe Under-19 cricket coach in the absence of Walter Chawaguta, who is away with the senior team at the 2015 Cricket World Cup that starts tomorrow in New Zealand and Australia.

The long serving development coach oversaw Zimbabwe’s 2-1 series win over Namibia Under-19 but was not too pleased by the teenagers’ performance.

The hosts won the first match of the series by one wicket on Sunday before being put to the sword by the visitors, who won the second match on Monday by 40 runs.

Zimbabwe then sealed a 2-1 series win, winning the final match on Wednesday by three wickets.

“We did well to win the series but we still have a lot to do,” he said yesterday.

Tinker, could not, however, be drawn to pin point which areas needed attention before referring all questions to team manager Nick Singo.

“We actually got more than what we expected from Namibia,” Singo said.

“They prepared very well. However, our bowling was spot on. Twice we bowled them all out.

“However, we still feel we have to work on our fitness levels their fitness was up whereas, at time we dependent on talent.”

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