More game time for Zim cricketers

HARARE - Game-starved local cricketers will have plenty of action to look forward to when the Under-19s and Zim A host Kenya and emerging South Africa respectively starting today.

Coach Steven Mangongo’s U19 side, currently preparing for next year’s ICC World Cup in New Zealand, will host the East Africans at Kwekwe Sports Club in a four-match limited overs series.

Last month, the team lost a series 1-2 to the visiting South Africa U19 after losing the opening match by 39 runs at Harare Sports Club.

The hosts levelled the series with a 26-run victory in the second match held at Marondera’s Peterhouse College.

South Africa U19 sealed the series with a 70-run win in the decisive match at Harare Sports Club last Saturday.

Zimbabwe captain Liam Roche, who was voted man-of-the-series following a series whitewash over Namibia at home in May, continued on the ascendancy by hitting two half centuries against South Africa.

The St George’s College student scored 54 and 65 runs in the first and third ODIs although both his efforts were in vain as Zimbabwe lost both encounters.

On the other hand, the development side, Zimbabwe A host South Africa’s emerging side in two four-day games and three one dayers starting this morning .

The first four-day match will be held at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo while the second encounter is scheduled for Kwekwe Sports Club from August 9.

The two sides will then shift attention to their three-match limited overs series with all matches to be held at Harare Sports Club on August 16, 18 and 20.

Zimbabwe A Four Day Squad: Brian Chari, Charles Kunje, Kevin Kasuza, Chamunorwa Chibhabha, Regis Chakabva, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Joylord Gumbie, Nathan Waller, Natsai Mushangwe, Michael Chinouya, Victor Nyauchi, Carl Mumba, Shingi Masakadza, Innocent Kaia, Ainsley Ndlovu, Prince Masvaure, Shaun Handirisi.

Zimbabwe A One Day Squad: Brian Chari, Charles Kunje, Kevin Kasuza, Kudzai Sauramba, Nathan Waller, Peter Joseph Moor, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Brandon Mavuta, Chamunorwa Chibhabha, Neville Madziva, Victor Nyauchi, Tendai Maruma, Carl Mumba, Prince Masvaure, Ainsley Ndlovu, Innocent Kaia, Keith Jaure.

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