Zimbabwe ladies aim at Uganda

HARARE - The Zimbabwe women cricket team are not entertaining any elements of complacency after posting two wins in two matches in the on-going ICC Women’s World T20, Africa Qualifier in Windhoek, Namibia.

A win against hosts Namibia on Saturday and another over Tanzania on Sunday gives the locals a 100 percent record so far and a victory over Uganda tomorrow will be another huge step towards clearing the round robin hurdle.

If Zimbabwe are to pass the Uganda test as they are largely expected to then they will be left with a single challenge to cement their position in Saturday’s final with a win against Kenya in their last group stage match.

Zimbabwe coach Adam Chifo is happy with his team’s performance so far but is aware that Uganda could prove to be a banana skin.

“We are prepared way better for these qualifiers thanks to the games we had back home against Namibia and the series we had in South Africa against the provincial sides and it is quite encouraging to be able to make those initiatives count,”  Chifo told the Daily News from Namibia.

“The standards of the other teams here is very low in all the departments. We just have to beat Uganda and Kenya to cement our position in the final game on Saturday.

“The way the tournament has been structured is a bit tricky; you might win all games and go on to lose in the final so we really have to be at our best in every game.”

Zimbabwe captain Chipo Mugeri has given the technical department a reason to smile as her star continues to shine since returning from maternity leave.

After failing to score any runs in the opening win over Namibia, Mugeri bounced back by scoring 57 in the success over Tanzania on Sunday.

Mugeri was ably supported by Ashley Ndiraya, who weighed in with 30 runs. Zimbabwe totalled 125/8 in their allotted 20 overs before restricting struggling Tanzania to 53/5.

Post a comment

Readers are kindly requested to refrain from using abusive, vulgar, racist, tribalistic, sexist, discriminatory and hurtful language when posting their comments on the Daily News website.
Those who transgress this civilised etiquette will be barred from contributing to our online discussions.
- Editor

Your email address will not be shared.