In test cricket, Zimbabwe wears cricket whites with the Zimbabwe Bird insignia on the left side of the chest and the sponsor logo on the right side of the chest. After the 0–3 loss, the two teams squared off for a two-game t20i series which Zimbabwe lost 0–2.[138]. They took the ODI series to the deciding match before losing 3–2, and lost both T20Is. ICC Cricket World Cup. [66], During the Pool B match between Ireland and Zimbabwe, Sean Williams was caught by Ireland's John Mooney in a close run chase. [92][93], Before the Sri Lanka tour on late September, Streak was appointed as head coach of Zimbabwe, with Ntini appointed as bowling coach. The series remained tied 1–1 after two games. [100], After 15 years, Zimbabwe toured Sri Lanka for 5-ODIs and single Test in late June 2017. At the age of 21, Taibu was made captain of the team and had to lead a school-boyish side after reputed players called it quits following the political turmoil and racial profiling of the players. On 21 July 1981, Zimbabwe became an associate member of the ICC. Zimbabwe's next commitment was in the UAE where they again lost 0–2 to Afghanistan in a t20 series. [135] In October 2019, the ICC lifted its suspension on Zimbabwe Cricket, allowing them to take part in future ICC events. At the 2014 World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, Zimbabwe were eliminated in the group stage. [78] But, Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe 3–2 to win the ODI series. The decision taken by ICC panel left several players frustrated. In late 2014, Zimbabwe toured Bangladesh for a three-Test and five-ODI series. After the series against India, Streak announced his retirement from international cricket, dealing yet another blow to the beleaguered team. in fact in the few countries that participate in the sport, cricket is considered a religion.And the players are worshipped as gods. In the one-day arena, however, the team soon became competitive, if not particularly strong. Though he scored a shade less than 3,000 runs at the international level, his test batting average of 43.05 is perhaps the best testimony to his talent as a batsman. Flower established his credentials as the only... 2. However, Zimbabwe lost the final to Sri Lanka by six wickets. Multiple tours have been postponed, cancelled or have gone un-televised.[51][52]. After these defeats, opening batsman Brendan Taylor was announced as captain of all formats on 24 June 2011, replacing Elton Chigumbura. Along with Andy Flower, Olonga wore a black armband to protest the ‘death of democracy’ in his country during the 2003 World Cup, which brought an abrupt end to his career. Best Cricket Captains of All Time "An army of sheep led by a lion can defeat an army of lions led by a sheep." [108] Zimbabwe progressed to the super sixes by beating Nepal,[109] Afghanistan[110] and Hong Kong[111] and earning a tie with Scotland. The Zimbabweans have never chased an ODI total in excess of 300 before. [29] Instead, they played three first-class four-day games against a South African Composite XI made up of franchise and provincial players. During August and September 2013, Zimbabwe hosted Pakistan in a two-Test, three-ODI and two-T20I series. This was the Chevrons' first away win since 2001. [25] Another said that when he told Bvute he wanted to consult with friends, Bvute picked up the phone and called Kenyon Ziehl, the head of selection, and told him he wanted the player replaced in the squad. Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to field. Zimbabwe lost the T20I series 0–2 and the ODI series by an identical margin. Zimbabwe beat New Zealand both home and away in 2000–2001. They won the first two matches, before the Afghans won the last two to draw the series. Great cricket teams are made by a great captain. For a fuller list of Zimbabwean cricketers, see Category:Zimbabwean cricketers. [61][62], Zimbabwe geared up for the 2015 Cricket World Cup by winning all games against Northern Districts XI[63] before facing New Zealand in their first warm-up game. [134] Zimbabwe won the next two games to register their first ever series win in t20i format. The players were summoned to meet Ozias Bvute, Zimbabwe Cricket's managing director, a week or so before they were due to set off and given an ultimatum – sign the contract on offer or be removed from the squad. Meanwhile, Williams had walked and the umpires signaled him out. Last updated 3 November 2020. Indian selectors rested most of its senior players with the exception of skipper MS Dhoni who visited the country for the first time in the decade. In the next game, Zimbabwe upset Sri Lanka by seven wickets. They were crushed by a 292 run partnership by the Bangladeshi openers and went on to lose by 123 runs. In the next meetings with South Africa and Bangladesh, Zimbabwe lost both of the matches and ended in the same points as those of South Africa and Bangladesh. Zimbabwe's victory over Australia was their first ODI win against them in 31 years. ICC voluntarily suspended the Zimbabwe Cricket on 18 July 2019 from ICC tournaments citing political interventions in the Cricket Board of Zimbabwe. [139] Previous manufacturers were Reebok[140] (2011-2013), Ihsan Sports (2004-2007),[141] Asics (1999) and International Sports Clothing (1992-1996). More are thought to be considering following suit. Records complete to ODI #4264. On 8 August 2011, Zimbabwe recorded a resounding victory in the one Test match series over Bangladesh, played in Harare. All the cricket playing nations have their individual bodies that manage cricket events at the domestic level. [98] In early 2017, Afghanistan again defeated Zimbabwe in the ODI series and won the series 3–2. These twenty World Cup matches were Zimbabwe's only international games during this period.[12]. After Price was dismissed (caught), it was the last wicket Zimbabwe had and the new man in was another debutant Njabulo Ncube. A last-ball defeat against Ireland was followed by victories over the Netherlands (also off the last ball) and the United Arab Emirates, but a resounding win for the Netherlands over Ireland meant that the Dutch progressed to the Super 10 stage on net run-rate. Andy was in the Zimbabwe cricket team in the 1999 world cup. [15] He was hailed in the international community for his bravery but it snatched away one of the most exciting cricketers from the international stage. [117] In August 2018, he was confirmed as the permanent coach of the team.[118]. Solomon Mire scored a match winning century and Zimbabwe successfully chased 319, which was also recorded as the first successful chase over 300 in Sri Lankan soil. When opener Vusi Sibanda was out for a duck, even that seemed to be a tall order, but skipper Brendan Taylor changed the entire complexion of the match. On 6 January 2006, the Sports and Recreation Commission, a division of the Zimbabwean government, took over the offices of Zimbabwe Cricket. Following independence, the country began to play more international cricket. It is the most prestigious and honorable tournament and the biggest cricket … Presently Zimbabwe is in the period of rebuilding itself as the domestic structure was re-structured in 2009. This body of players demanded that the chairman and managing director of Zimbabwe Cricket, Peter Chingoka and Ozias Bvute, be removed from office for there to be any hope for the players to return to the international stage. Last updated 25 February 2020. History Rhodesia Baseball(1952-1979) This section is empty. Pakistan won the T20Is 2–0 and the ODI series 2–1. England forfeited a match scheduled to be played in Zimbabwe, risking their own progress through the competition, citing "security concerns" as their reason. In reply, South Africa collapsed to 40 for 6, before Lance Klusener and Shaun Pollock scored half-centuries to reduce the margin of defeat to 48 runs. A sportsperson who plays the game of cricket is known as a cricketer. During this period, Zimbabwe beat all Test-playing nations (except Australia) regularly. During a press conference, ZC suggested that Brendan Taylor would take over leadership of the team. The team also reached finals of many multi-national one day tournaments. The t20I series was tied 1-1. He is only the second Zimbabwean cricketer to make more than 10,000 runs at the International level and has 12 hundreds and more than 150 wickets to his credit. A naturally gifted stroke maker he could take on any attack when on song. Olonga took 128 wickets at the international level and often surprised batsmen with his raw pace. Eighteen years after becoming Test cricket's youngest wicketkeeper as a baby-faced 17-year-old in Nottingham, Parthiv Patel has announced his retirement from all … This was followed by a five-ODI series against Pakistan where Zimbabwe - further rattled by the losses of Malcolm Waller, Solomon Mire and Kyle Jarvis - lost all five games by heavy margins. They scored 176/4 in 20 overs. Sometime captain and middle order batsman Alistair Campbell, leg-spinning all rounder Paul Strang, Eddo Brandes, and pace bowler/opener Neil Johnson were other important contributors for Zimbabwe on the world stage at this time. It is understood that they were not allowed to take advice, and were told they had to make the decision there and then. International match summary – Zimbabwe[148][149][150]. 2019 began on a bad note for Zimbabwe with Graeme Cremer putting his career on hold[119] and proposed tours of India and Afghanistan being called off. The Zimbabwe National Baseball Team is the national baseball team of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe ride on Moor 92* to avenge loss to Singapore. [94] Zimbabwe played their 100th Test match on 29 October 2016 against Sri Lanka, but lost the match by 225 runs in the last hour of the fifth day after a fighting innings by skipper Graeme Cremer. Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Flower established his credentials as the only batsmen from the country who could score runs anywhere in the world and against any bowling attack. The final ODI was being played at the Queen's Sports Club, Bulawayo. Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat. [124] Zimbabwe also lost the ODI series 0–3 in the subsequent tour of Ireland. Here’s A List Of Famous Zimbabwean Cricket Players Prt 1 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn WhatsApp Zimbabwe doesn’t have best soccer stars only, it also has quite a number of famous cricket players you probably didn’t know about all along. [130][131][132] Masakadza's last assignment led to Zimbabwe winning one game out of four and bowing out of the tournament. However, they did it successfully for the first time in their history. He finished his career with a total of 455 wickets making him one of the best bowlers to have ever played the game. [129] The tri-series started on 13 September, with the final scheduled to be held on 24 September. It is overseen by the Africa Cricket Association, which was established in 1997 and is a subordinate body of the International Cricket Council. Zimbabwe excelled at the 1999 Cricket World Cup, coming in fifth place in the Super Sixes and only missing out on a semi-final place due to having an inferior net run-rate than New Zealand. [68], During the tournament, Brendan Taylor announced his retirement from Zimbabwe cricket[69] even as he finished the tournament with 433 runs and two centuries. A local firm X Research and Intelligence has released a list of Zimbabwe's Top 50 richest personalities. Australia won the toss and elected to field. The domestic level matches are also played as one-day and five-day games. It is a very popular sport in the Indian subcontinent, England, Australia and Southern Africa. Zimbabwean and South African Cricket is administered independently by their own boards. [71], In May 2015, Zimbabwe became the first team in six years to tour Pakistan. He cut short his international career due to the low pay offered by the national board and moved on to South Africa where he played at the domestic level. Zimbabwe – known as Rhodesia until 1980 – had a national cricket team before it achieved Test status. The national team's re-introduction to Test cricket was successful, as they won by 130 runs. England won the toss and elected to field. Zimbabwe – known as Rhodesia until 1980 – had a national cricket team before it achieved Test status. Neil Johnson also excelled with the ball, taking three wickets and claiming the Man of the Match award. In 2005 an agreement was signed which led to the return of many of the rebels to the Zimbabwe side. Zimbabwe lost its first match against Bangladesh in 2004. Zimbabwe won by 9 wickets and clinched the T20 series in front of a full house packed with native Zimbabwean crowd at the Harare Sports Club ground. Elton Chigumbura to retire from international cricket after Pakistan series. Residents of the states of Assam, Odisha and Telangana, and where otherwise prohibited by law are not eligible to enter PlayOne cash contests. [95][96] Zimbabwe went on to lose the two match series 0–2. [60] In late December 2014, Zimbabwe Cricket appointed Dav Whatmore as coach, replacing Mangongo. 5 of cricket's most articulate personalities Michael Atherton and Nasser Hussain have been two of the best commentators to have graced the game Kislaya Srivastava FOLLOW There was more encouraging news in October 2007, when it was announced that Zimbabwe would compete in all three domestic competitions in South Africa as part of Cricket South Africa's attempts to improve the standard of cricket in Zimbabwe. While he rode from one miserable loss to another as a captain he played inspiring innings and was often the only international-level player in the otherwise unskilled team. Zimbabwe were beaten in all the formats by Pakistan. [36], Following the Test, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh contested a five-match ODI series. They took Zimbabwe to victory as they scored 150 for the loss of 1 wicket in 17.1 overs. He led Zimbabwe cricket to its peak when they registered the first-ever away series victory against Pakistan in 1998-99. [86], After Chigumbura stepped down as captain, Hamilton Masakadza was named skipper. [49][50] Zimbabwe team has struggled to attract sponsors and this has affected its domestic structure leading to cancellation of many tournaments such as Pro40. Copyright © 2019 Socious Network (OPC) Pvt. He was one of the best exponents of the reverse sweep and played it with a touch of perfection. Murray Goodwin was also a world-class batsman; following his retirement from international cricket, he has scored heavily for Sussex. [42], Zimbabwe then toured New Zealand in January and February 2012 for a single-Test, three-ODI and two-T20I series, but lost all six matches. They then recorded a comfortable victory over Canada, before losing by 10 wickets to New Zealand on 4 March 2011. Cricket, popularly known as ‘the gentleman’s game’ is a bat and ball game that is played between two teams consisting of 11 players each on a field. [106], In October, former players Brendan Taylor and Kyle Jarvis returned to the national team after a two-year hiatus to play in the two test match series against the West Indies.[107]. [120][121] Zimbabwe retained Hamilton Masakadza as skipper for all formats (despite the cricketer having not won a single limited overs match) while Peter Moor was named deputy. [81] After series of losses within home soil, Zimbabwe toured Bangladesh in November. [79] This was the first time an associate nation had beaten a full member in a bilateral series. Zimbabwe men's national softball team is the national softball team for Zimbabwe.The 1988 World Championships were held in Saskatoon, Canada.The team played 13 games in the round robin round. New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat. Players are included here because of outstanding achievement or other prominence/notoriety. Zimbabwe lost the ODI series 0–2. [72] In July that year, Zimbabwe hosted India and lost the ODI series 0–3,[73] while the T20I series was tied 1–1, which included Zimbabwe's first T20I win in Harare. Following the successful launch of a three-year kit sponsorship deal with UK based OTB Looks worth US$300 000 late last month, the Glamour Boys have embarked on a massive PR campaign where they presented the new replica jersey to some of Zimbabwe’s top personalities within the media, football and business fraternity.. By SportBrief Reporter. He was announced as Man of the Match. Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field. This was followed by yet another ODI series defeat (1-4) against Afghanistan. Zimbabwe put an end to the streak by winning the first test against Bangladesh by 151 runs. Batting first, Zimbabwe made 233 for 6, with a well-fought 76 by opening batsman Neil Johnson. Another world-class batsman was David Houghton, who holds the record for the highest individual Test score for Zimbabwe of 266 against Sri Lanka in 1994/95. A rock-solid middle-order batsmen, Houghton was known for his unique ability to play aggressive as well as defensive innings, which made him a rare talent. To complaint or any query/suggestion write to us at - support@playone.in, For commercial purpose please Write to us at - info@playone.in. Best individual bowling figures in a match: 11/255, This page was last edited on 19 December 2020, at 12:48. Field placement. An interim board was appointed as the new leading party of cricket in Zimbabwe, with Peter Chingoka appointed as the committee's head. Andy Flower is by far the best cricketer to have worn the Zimbabwean colours. Zimbabwe returned to Test cricket on 4 August 2011 after a six-year exile, hosting Bangladesh in a one-off Test match at Harare. Required fields are marked *. [23] Zimbabwe's coach Kevin Curran said that Zimbabwe were aiming to play their next Test against the West Indies in November 2007. Zimbabwe also lost against non-Test playing nation Kenya very often. This was the 3rd match of the tournament. Zimbabwe beat Nepal in the first game but lost to 21st ranked Singapore in the second. Records complete to Test #2386. As of 20 March 2020, Zimbabwe is currently ranked eleventh in Tests, eleventh in ODIs and twelfth in Twenty20 Internationals by the ICC.[1]. He is one of cricket's most endearing personalities both on and off the field with multiple talents which extend further than mere run-making. Zimbabwe finished their world cup campaign with just one win over UAE in the first round. He led the protest against the country’s board and political leadership during the 2003 World Cup which ended his international career. The players were to be paid US$2000 per appearance and a series of US$500 bonuses based on wickets taken and fifties scored. A genuine all-rounder Streak scored more than 5,000 international runs and secured more than 200 international wickets in both Tests and ODIs. The three games, in Paarl, Potchefstroom, and Kimberley were all won by Zimbabwe. Field hockey is also played widely. Zimbabwe progressed to the Super Six stage. Fielders wear a red baseball cap or a red sunhat. Additionally, some of the first-class and List-A matches have come in the form of Test matches and One Day Internationals International … The Zimbabwe national cricket team represents Zimbabwe in men's international cricket and it's administered by Zimbabwe Cricket (formerly known as the Zimbabwe Cricket Union or ZCU). The series was more memorable for Australian opener Matthew Hayden's innings in the first Test – in which he overcame a back strain to score a then record 380 runs – than for the Zimbabwean performance.[17]. Zimbabwe were thrashed 0–3 in the ODI series which led to angry reactions by the fans. Zimbabwe's first World Cup campaign in 1983 ended in the group stage, as they lost five of their six matches. This time they were less successful and lost all matches. Zimbabwe finished the year with an innings defeat within two days against South Africa in a rare four day test. For the record, he was Zimbabwe’s first ODI captain who led from the front during the 1983 World Cup where his unbeaten 69 and 4 for 42 caused one of the biggest upsets in ODI history as the young team defeated the Australians. This public political protest caused considerable embarrassment to the co-hosts and disrupted team harmony. Best individual bowling figures in an innings: 8/109. In spite of his team's difficulties, wicket-keeper/batsman Andy Flower was at one point rated the best batsman in world cricket. Records complete to T20I #1107. [10], In the 1992 tournament, Zimbabwe failed to progress beyond the round-robin stage, losing seven of their eight matches, though there were two notable achievements. Then they lost both their Tests to India at home later in September. They beat South Africa by 29 runs. In July 2014, Zimbabwe hosted Afghanistan in a four-ODI series. In a further harmful incident, ex-player Mark Vermeulen was arrested after attempting to burn down ZC's offices, and successfully destroying the Zimbabwe Cricket Academy's premises. While his performance in Test Matches were never quite the same, Neil denied world cricket many spectacular performances by cutting short his career. Worse was to follow in August, when they were crushed on home soil by New Zealand, in a match that was completed in just two days. Cricket is one of the most popular sports in Africa. [74], Zimbabwe then hosted New Zealand in August for a three match ODI series and won the first game but went on to lose the series 1–2,[75] as well as the lone T20I. Brendan Taylor played 23 Tests, 167 one-day internationals and 26 T20s for Zimbabwe in a 11-year career. Despite this victory, Zimbabwe were knocked out in the group stage. Comprehensive coverage of all your major sporting events on SuperSport.com, including live video streaming, video highlights, results, fixtures, logs, news, TV broadcast schedules and more. Brendan Taylor led the way for Zimbabwe, with first class wicket keeping (a catch, stumping and run out) and a crucial unbeaten 60 from 45 deliveries. Zimbabwe won 3–2, thus recording their first ODI series win against a Test-playing nation since 2006.[37][38]. Zimbabwe was granted Test status by the ICC in July 1992 and played its first Test match in October that year, against India at Harare Sports Club. Zimbabwe toured West Indies again in 2013. The fan jerseys arrived in the country last … [53] The following month, Zimbabwe hosted South Africa in a single-Test and three-ODI series, losing all four matches.[54]. [88], Zimbabwe axed coach Whatmore and captain Hamilton Masakadza before India tour in mid 2016. 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