Zimbabwe

  • Whatmore warns Pakistan against complacency August 16, 2013

    Lahore: Pakistan's cricket coach Dav Whatmore on Friday warned his team against being complacent when they face up to lowly Zimbabwe next week in a tour considered important for blooding new players. The 59-year-old former Australian batsman said the team was training hard for the two Twenty20, three one-day and two...
  • Zimbabwe players form union, boycott training August 16, 2013

    In an effort to negotiate for a better pay package, Zimbabwe players have joined hands to form a players' union and boycott training for the Pakistan series at home until Zimbabwe Cricket meets their demands - ESPNCricinfo reported on Friday. MD of Zimbabwe Cricket, Wilfred Mukondiwa said that the board was...
  • Pakistan's Farhat pulls out of Zimbabwe tour August 13, 2013

    Karachi: Opener Imran Farhat has pulled out of Pakistan's tour to Zimbabwe, citing personal reasons, and has been replaced by the uncapped Shan Masood, Pakistani cricket chiefs announced on Tuesday. The 31-year-old Farhat has failed to cement his place in the Pakistan team in a turbulent 13-year career and has often...
  • Zimbabwe Cricket suffer sinking financial feeling August 12, 2013

    Harare: The Ashes may be widely regarded as the most important contest in cricket, but try telling that to the cash-strapped Zimbabwean side that recently hosted India for five one-day internationals. As England and Australia engaged in the game's oldest rivalry, the Zimbabweans were crushed 5-0 by the world's top-ranked team,...
  • Tips from MS Dhoni helped in Zimbabwe: Virat Kohli August 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Star batsman Virat Kohli on Wednesday said the tips he picked up from skipper MS Dhoni in the West Indies proved beneficial for him while leading a young Indian team in Zimbabwe, where they inflicted a 5-0 series whitewash on the hosts. Kohli had captained the Indian side in...
  • Zim vs Pak 2013: Akmal to continue keep wickets in T20s and ODIs August 8, 2013

    Islamabad: Umar Akmal will continue to be Pakistan's wicketkeeper in this month's Twenty20s and one-day internationals against Zimbabwe, while long-overlooked opening batsman Khurram Manzoor has been recalled for the Test matches, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Tuesday. Harare Sports Club will host back-to-back Twenty20s on Aug 23 and 24 before...
  • Positives, but Zimbabwe sweep isn't huge for India August 5, 2013

    While India's 5-0 sweep of Zimbabwe - their first such series result outside of home - is reason to celebrate, not a lot should be read into the success that Virat Kohli's side achieved on tour. India were always favourites to win in Zimbabwe against a side that had not...
  • Booed to buoyant: Ravindra Jadeja's redemption song August 5, 2013

    Redemption doesn't come much sweeter. From being booed at Lord's in 2009 as part of India's World Twenty20 team to being axed in 2012 following a lean run in ODIs, to then being the butt of jokes on social media to being Man of the Match in the Champions Trophy...
  • Zimbabwe President Mugabe re-elected, rival challenges poll result August 4, 2013

    Harare: Africa's oldest president, Robert Mugabe, was declared winner of Zimbabwe's election on Saturday, but his rival, Morgan Tsvangirai, said he would challenge in court a result he called a fraud that would push the nation back into crisis. Mugabe, 89, who has ruled the former British colony in southern...
  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe re-elected as President, rival challenges poll result August 4, 2013

    Harare: Africa's oldest president, Robert Mugabe, was declared winner of Zimbabwe election on Saturday, but his rival, Morgan Tsvangirai, said he would challenge in court a result he called a fraud that would push the nation back into crisis. Mugabe, 89, who has ruled the former British colony in southern Africa...
  • Zimbabwe players take cricketing lessons in Indian dressing room August 4, 2013

    Bulawayo: Demolished in the just-concluded ODI series against India, Zimbabwean players were sent to the rival dressing room by their coach Andy Waller to gather some cricketing tips from Virat Kohli and his men. "They're in the changing room with (India) now, to talk to them. The best time to learn...
  • Virat Kohli defends his decision to bench Parvez Rasool August 4, 2013

    Bulawayo: India skipper Virat Kohli feels it was "unfortunate" that Parvez Rasool could not get a game during the just-concluded ODI series against Zimbabwe but insisted that the Jammu and Kashmir allrounder just did not fit into the team's bowling plans during the tour. "I'm not really bothered about what's being...
  • Report card: Mohit, Unadkat the pick of India's rookies in Zimbabwe August 4, 2013

    Following the 5-0 sweep, Cricketnext rates the performances of the four players who earned ODI caps in Zimbabwe. Mohit Sharma Mohit, who made his Ranji Trophy debut for Haryana in the 2011-12 season, was called up into India's ODI squad with key pacers Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar...
  • Kohli credits his success as India captain to Dhoni August 3, 2013

    Bulawayo: Virat Kohli, who led India to an emphatic 5-0 series whitewash over Zimbabwe, on Saturday credited his success as captain to MS Dhoni and said he is learning the tricks of the trade "from the big man himself". Under Kohli's leadership, India on Saturday created history by recording their first-ever...
  • Record-setting Amit Mishra makes Zimbabwe dance to his tune August 4, 2013

    Bulawayo: Amit Mishra on Saturday had a ball at the Queens Sports Club as India completed a 5-0 sweep of the hosts, claiming the best bowling figures by an Indian against Zimbabwe in ODIs and equalling the record for most wickets in a bilateral series. The 30-year-old legspinner took a...
  • 5th ODI: Amit Mishra's six spin India to 5-0 over Zimbabwe August 3, 2013

    Amit Mishra proved too hot for Zimbabwe on a chilly morning at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo, claiming a national record 6 for 48 as India bowled the hosts out for 163 in 39.5 overs en route to a 5-0 sweep - just the fourth time in their history...
  • Mishra equals world record for most wickets in ODI series August 3, 2013

    Bulawayo: Indian legspinner Amit Mishra on Saturday equalled the world record for most wickets in a bilateral ODI series after grabbing a career-best six-wicket haul in the fifth and final one-dayer against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo. Mishra's personal best of 6 for 48 in 8.5 overs on Saturday took his series tally...
  • Omar Abdullah irked at Rasool's continued omission August 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian team in Zimbabwe once again overlooked Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) allrounder Parvez Rasool for an international debut by not including him in the inconsequential fifth ODI despite a request from the state's chief minister Omar Abdullah. As a result, the minister is annoyed. Soon after Virat Kohli...
  • India vs Zimbabwe 2013, 5th ODI: As it happened August 3, 2013

    TOSS: India win the toss and have decided to field. If India win today, it will be their first ever clean sweep overseas after the three previous ones all coming at home. For the hosts, it represents another chance to turn around their short-term fortunes, yet the poor form of their seniors...
  • Give Parvez Rasool a chance to prove himself: Omar Abdullah to BCCI August 3, 2013

    Srinagar: Disappointed at Parvez Rasool's non-inclusion in the playing XI of Indian cricket team in the ongoing Zimbabwe tour, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said BCCI should give him a chance to prove himself. "Come on BCCI give the young man [Rasool] a chance to prove himself,"...
  • India primed for fourth 5-0 ODI sweep August 3, 2013

    Bulawayo: With a facile nine-wicket victory over Zimbabwe at the Queens Sports Club, the Indian cricket team has a chance to attain their fourth 5-0 series margin in the final match here on Saturday. India have in the past only thrice swept five-match ODI series - all within the last...
  • Lack of application has been a problem: Chigumbura August 2, 2013

    Bulawayo: His batting is the lone positive for Zimbabwe in what has been a thoroughly disappointing ODI series against India and allrounder Elton Chigumbura feels the lack of application on part of the batsmen has played a part in his side's dismal outing. The allrounder, who was unbeaten on 50 as...
  • 5th ODI: Zimbabwe aim to restore pride, India at 5-0 August 3, 2013

    Bulawayo: India will be eyeing just their fourth 5-0 series sweep ever as one-sided series comes to a close with the final ODI at the Queens Sports Club on Saturday. The dead rubber represents another chance for Zimbabwe to turn around their short-term fortunes, yet the poor form of...
  • It feels like a dream: Mohit Sharma August 2, 2013

    Bulawayo: Only the second Indian cricketer to be adjudged Man of the Match on ODI debut, pacer Mohit Sharma said it all felt like a dream even though he was preparing for this moment for a long time. Mohit's 2 for 26 in 10 overs, including three maidens, in the fourth...
  • Mohit Sharma cashes in on his ODI opportunity August 2, 2013

    Bulawayo: After Ambati Rayudu in the first ODI and Jaydev Unadkat in the second, it was Mohit Sharma's turn to impress as India's second-string side produced another stirring debutant. On ODI debut against a weak Zimbabwe side, Mohit turned in a solid performance: 10-3-26-2 to stymie Zimbabwe's batsmen and help...
  • India a very good ODI team: Jonty Rhodes August 1, 2013

    Rhodes, who is in India for a promotional event, praised the way India have been playing in the ODIs lately. ...
  • Kohli eyes Zimbabwe whitewash after 4th consecutive win August 1, 2013

    Bulawayo: After hammering minnows Zimbabwe yet again, India skipper Virat Kohli now has his eyes trained on a 5-0 clean sweep of the hosts in the ODI series. India on Thursday thrashed Zimbabwe by nine wickets for a 4-0 lead in the five-match series. "Definitely (that's the aim). We want to...
  • Mohit Sharma becomes 2nd Indian to win MOM award on ODI debut August 1, 2013

    Bulawayo: On Thursday at the Queens Sports Club, India's Mohit Sharma was named the Man of the Match for his figures of 2 for 26 which helped set up India's nine-wicket win over Zimbabwe. It marked only the second instance that an Indian cricketer had won the match award on...
  • 4th ODI: Bowlers, Rohit and Raina thrive as India keep winning August 1, 2013

    The stage changed but the script was much the same, with India's bowlers continuing to play the lead role and Zimbabwe's assembly of understudies remaining overwhelmed. After three wins in Harare, India went up 4-0 at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on the back of another fine bowling performance...