Zim, Ireland brace for double-header

HARARE - Zimbabwe and Ireland look forward to cheating the weather as they brace for a double header in the women series’ second and third Twenty20 games at Country Club in Harare today.

After watching in awe the third and decisive One Day International being rained-out resulting in a 1-1 draw both parties have reached a consensus to try and maximise game time whenever the opportunities arise.

Today, the Country Club is set to play host to two T20 encounters ceteris paribus and hoping the incessant rains that characterised most parts of the capital yesterday will not take time to evaporate on the outfield.

Zimbabwe on Thursday got off to a winning start in the T20 series winning the opening match by six wickets remaining giving head coach Adam Chifo a reason to believe that they will be able to bag the series this time around.

“Not looking good but we hope it will be fine. We looking to play a double header, one in the morning and one in the afternoon but that’s if the weather permits,” Chifo told the Daily News on Sunday yesterday.

“Very happy with the win and yes we looking to continue and make winning a culture.

“We have to learn to go all the way once we are in control. I see no changes yet but we are just watching a few niggles here and there, nothing to seriously worry about so far.

With a little experience in playing two matches a day, Chifo is hoping that the girls had enough rest in between the last game and should not struggle much to adapt to the situation.

“Not really used to them at this level but we just hoping the guys will have refreshed after two days of no activity at all and also we want to make use of the opportunity and play as much cricket as we can in this tour,” he added.

Zimbabwe Women’s Squad

Chipo Mugeri (Captain), Precious Marange, Loreen Tshuma, Momatter Mutasa, Ashley Ndiraya, Tasmeen Granger, Nomvelo Sibanda, Francesca Chipare, Josephine Nkomo, Modester Mupachikwa, Esther Mbofana, Anesu Mushangwe, Chiyedza Dhururu, Loryn Phiri, Susan Kudzibatira.

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