Zimbabwe

  • South Africa opt for unchanged Test squad against Zimbabwe 3 days ago

    South Africa have named an unchanged 15-man squad for the one-off Test against Zimbabwe starting at the Harare Sports Club on August 9. Convener of selectors Andrew Hudson said in a Cricket South Africa statement issued on Tuesday that the players had "earned a vote of confidence" upon completing their first...
  • Zimbabwe announce coach and captaincy changes July 25, 2014

    Cape Town: Major changes to Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC), with Test skipper Brendan Taylor losing the one-day role and coach Andy Waller becoming the newly-created director of coaching, were announced by the ZC board on Thursday. The changes came on the day Zimbabwe suffered a crushing 100-run defeat by Afghanistan with the...
  • Peter Chingoka steps down as Zimbabwe cricket chief July 25, 2014

    Harare: Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Peter Chingoka has unexpectedly stepped down from his position after 22 years at the helm, as the organisation also announced changes at both coach and captaincy level after their board meeting in Harare. Chingoka had previously indicated that he would stand for re-election when his term ended...
  • 4th ODI: Afghanistan's 100-run win stops Zimbabwe from winning series July 25, 2014

    Bulawayo: Batsman Shafiqullah Shafiq and bowler Sharafuddin Ashraf starred as Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 100 runs in Bulawayo on Thursday to draw a four one-day international series. Wicketkeeper Shafiqullah top scored with 56 runs off 43 balls as the Afghans compiled 259 in 49.1 overs at Queens Sport Club. Samiullah...
  • Zadran blasts Afghanistan to famous ODI win over Zimbabwe July 23, 2014

    Dawlat Zadran hit 24 runs from seven balls to help Afghanistan to a two-wicket one-day international win over Zimbabwe on Tuesday, only the second time the war-torn country has beaten a Test-playing nation. The victory at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo followed a 32-run victory over Bangladesh in the Asia Cup...
  • Zimbabwe beat Afghanistan by eight wickets in 2nd ODI July 20, 2014

    Bulawayo: Zimbabwe opener Sikandar Raza made sure his first one-day international century was a memorable one as he smashed seven sixes in his 141 to power the home team to an eight-wicket win and a 2-0 series lead over Afghanistan on Sunday. Raza was part of a record 224-run opening partnership...
  • 1st ODI: Sean Williams stars as Zimbabwe beat Afghanistan by 6 wickets July 18, 2014

    A quick-fire 70 at more than a run a ball from Sean Williams lifted Zimbabwe to a comfortable six-wicket win over Afghanistan in the first one day international at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on Friday. Williams, who blasted eight fours and a six off his 65 balls, fell just before...
  • Zimbabwe to tour Bangladesh in October July 16, 2014

    Zimbabwe will play three Tests and five one-day internationals on their month-long tour of Bangladesh starting in October, the local cricket board said on Wednesday. Chittagong will host the first two Tests from October 26 and November 3 while Mirpur stages the third from November 11, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said...
  • Australia's Coulter-Nile to miss Zimbabwe tour June 25, 2014

    Sydney: Paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile is set to miss Australia's upcoming limited overs tri-series in Zimbabwe as he recovers from a hamstring injury. Coulter-Nile underwent surgery on Tuesday and team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said he was not likely to be ready in time for the matches against South Africa and Zimbabwe....
  • Zimbabwe editor charged with subversion June 21, 2014

    Harare: The editor of a Zimbabwean state-owned newspaper appeared in court on Saturday on charges of subversion and undermining the authority of President Robert Mugabe. Edmund Kudzayi, editor of the Sunday Mail, was not asked to plead and was remanded in custody until a bail hearing on Monday. The charges...
  • Australia opener Warner to skip Zimbabwe trip May 16, 2014

    Australia opener David Warner will sit out a triangular one-day international tournament in Zimbabwe in August and September to remain with his partner as she prepares to have their first child. The 27-year-old has received the backing of coach Darren Lehmann to miss the two ODIs against both South Africa and...
  • Australia return to Zimbabwe for one-day tournament April 10, 2014

    Cape Town: Australia will return to Zimbabwe for the first time in a decade later this year to take part in a triangular one-day international tournament, Zimbabwe Cricket said on Thursday. The Australians have not toured the country since May 2004, but will open the triangular tournament - which also includes...
  • World T20 Qualifiers: Chigumbura keeps Zimbabwe in the hunt March 21, 2014

    Sylhet: Elton Chigumbura struck a fluent half-century as Zimbabwe notched up a five-wicket win over the United Arab Emirates in a qualifying match to keep themselves in the hunt for a place in the ICC World Twenty20 Championships on Friday. Set a modest target of 116 after opting to bowl, Zimbabwe...
  • World T20 Qualifiers, Zim vs UAE: as it happened March 21, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Toss: Zimbabwe won the toss and chose to field against UAE. Zimbabwe stand a slim chance of qualification into the main event but first they have to win convincingly against UAE. Then hope for a favourable result in the last qualifier...
  • WT20: Zimbabwe beat Netherlands to stay in hunt for main draw March 19, 2014

    Sylhet: Zimbabwe kept themselves in contention for a spot in the main draw of the ICC World Twenty20 Championships, beating Netherlands by five wickets in a Group B qualifying match here on Wednesday. Chasing 141, the Zimbabweans overcame some hiccups to reach 146 for five in 20 overs to stay afloat...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Netherlands, World Twenty20, Match 7 March 19, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Netherlands opt to bat against Zimbabwe. Playing XIs: Zimbabwe: 1 Hamilton Masakadza 2 Sikandar Raza 3. Vusi Sibanda, 4 Brendan Taylor (capt/wk), 5 Sean Williams, 6 Elton Chigumbura, 7 Timycen Maruma, 8 Prosper Utseya, 9 Tinashe Panyangara, 10 Tendai Chatara, 11...
  • Paul Stirling fifty helps Ireland seal three-wicket win over Zimbabwe March 17, 2014

    Sylhet: Paul Stirling struck a blistering half-century to guide Ireland to a three-wicket win over Zimbabwe in a Qualifying Group B match of the ICC World T20 on Monday. Chasing a challenging 163 for five set by Zimbabwe, Stirling (60) and skipper William Porterfield (31) got Ireland off to a blazing...
  • As it happened: World T20 Qualifiers, Ireland vs Zimbabwe March 17, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Toss: Ireland won the toss and have opted to bowl against Zimbabwe. Teams: Ireland: Porterfield, K O'Brien, Sorensen, Cusack, Stirling, Joyce, Wilson, Dockrell, Thompson, McBrine, Poynter Zimbabwe: Taylor, Masakadza, Sibanda, Chigumbura, Maruma, Raza, Utseya, Panyangara, Williams, Chatara, Kamungozi ...
  • Zimbabwe: At best a main-round appearance for Test minnows? March 15, 2014

    After months of tussle between the board and players over non-payment, Zimbabwe finally gathered themselves to travel for the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. Seven years ago, the Test minnows from Africa made waves in the format when they beat the mighty Australia at the inaugural edition of the World Twenty20 held...
  • World T20: Bangladesh, Zimbabwe win respective warm-up games March 14, 2014

    Dhaka: Hosts Bangladesh and Zimbabwe won their respective warm-up matches ahead of the upcoming ICC World T20 with Hong Kong beating four-time World Cup participants The Netherlands. Bangladesh beat Ireland by 44 runs in a one-sided encounter in which skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib al Hasan blasted unbeaten half-centuries. Bangladesh scored...
  • Zimbabwe name World T20 squad after players strike February 22, 2014

    Harare: Zimbabwe called up spinner Tafadzwa Kamungozi for the World Twenty20 and finally submitted their squad on Friday following a player strike that put the team's participation in doubt. Kamungozi's inclusion was the only major surprise from Zimbabwe. The 26-year-old leg spinner played the last of his four one-day internationals in...
  • U-19 World Cup: Sri Lanka, South Africa reach quarter-finals February 16, 2014

    Dubai: Sri Lanka and South Africa progressed to the quarter-finals of the ICC Under-19 World Cup after recording contrasting victories, here on Sunday. Sri Lanka overcame 1998 champion England by one wicket at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in a match of fluctuating fortunes to become the first side from Group D...
  • U-19 WC: England, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Zimbabwe win February 14, 2014

    Dubai: A 151-run fourth wicket partnership between Ed Barnard and Ben Duckett provided 1998 champions England a solid start in the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup as they defeated the hosts United Arab Emirates by 213 runs in Abu Dhabi today. In the other matches of the day, West Indies let...
  • Australia to tour Zimbabwe for 1st time in a decade February 14, 2014

    Harare: Australia's cricket team will tour Zimbabwe for the first time in a decade to play a triangular one-day series that also will involve South Africa. The tournament is likely to be scheduled for July or August, around the time South Africa were meant to visit their African neighbour for a...
  • Zimbabwe cricketers on strike again February 10, 2014

    Harrare: Zimbabwe's cricketers have gone on strike again and refused to start a domestic Twenty20 tournament after payments promised by the national board weren't received. Players on Monday decided to boycott the six-day T20 competition after a meeting at Harare Sports Club, the venue for the tournament. Zimbabwe Cricket had promised players...
  • Zimbabwe cricketers agree to end strike, says coach Waller February 3, 2014

    Harare: Zimbabwe's cricketers have agreed to end their boycott over unpaid wages and are returning to training after being promised money by next week, coach Andy Waller said on Monday. Waller told The Associated Press that the national squad will gather on Tuesday for fielding practice and fitness tests after striking...
  • Zimbabwe turn down South Africa Test January 27, 2014

    Harare: Crippled by a player strike and facing serious financial difficulties, Zimbabwe's cricket board has turned down a one-off Test against South Africa before the top-ranked South Africans host Australia next month. Zimbabwe Cricket spokesman Lovemore Banda says the Zimbabweans weren't able to accept the offer and will instead play two...