Chevrons eye Windies scalp

HARARE - Zimbabwe could seal qualification for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup if they beat West Indies (Windies) in this crucial tie of the Super Six ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers at Harare Sports Club today.

Heath Streak’s men will be hoping to maintain their winning streak following last week Friday’s 107-run win over Ireland — which took them to the summit of the log standings.

Today’s game is perhaps Zimbabwe’s toughest test in the qualifiers so far as they take on two-time World Cup winners Windies.

However, Steak does not want his charges to celebrate to early.

“Yeah, there is no doubt that it’s going to be a tough match. Windies will obviously not make it easy for us as they are desperate for that win to keep their dreams alive of qualifying for World Cup,” he said to the Daily News.

“But I am sure we have a relatively dangerous side that can beat anyone on our day. I hope the boys will continue playing positive and good cricket like what they have been doing. From the look of things, the guys look ready and eager to go.

“It will be good if we maintain the same attitude from the previous matches. I think we have a balanced squad capable of upsetting Windies tomorrow (today).

“Our bowlers have been good so is our batters and even our fielders so we are looking forward to the game.”

Zimbabwe is at the top of the table with five points, the same number of points as second-placed Scotland.

Zimbabwe will once again be hoping that all-rounder Sikandar Raza maintains his form which has seen him aggregating 263 runs and picking up 11 wickets at an economy rate of 3.75 from the five matches he has played thus far.

On the other hand,  Brendan Taylor has been the other batting stalwart for the Chevrons and he appears hungry for one more dance at the World Cup, notching 304 runs and partnering Raza in most things good about Zimbabwe so far.

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