|Women’s cricket team regroup for preps|
|Monday, 09 January 2017 16:41|
Zimbabwe national women’s cricket team has regrouped for a South African tour that is part of preparations for the 2018 ICC Women’s World T-20 qualifiers which begin this February.
Zimbabwe won the 2016 ICC Africa Women’s World T-20 qualifier tournament and booked a place at the regional qualifiers of the Women’s ICC World T-20 in Sri Lanka that begin this February. Â
A 24-member squad regrouped in Harare and are undergoing physical conditioning, net sessions and other drills.
The team will be trimmed to about 15 at the end of the week when they are expected to go to South Africa for a provincial tourney against SA provincial sides as part of their preparations for the World T-20.
The national women’s squad is training under the watchful eyes of head coach Trevor Phiri and his assistants Leonard Nhamburo and Mufaro Chiturumani.
Assistant coach Leonard Nhamburo said Zimbabwe cricket is confident of qualifying for the World T-20 tournament.
The ladies are practicing at the Country Club and Harare Sports Club gym.
Nhamburo said they are in a bid to ensure they qualify for the T-20 tournament finals the team would be travelling to South Africa to participate in a provincial one-day tournament against SA provincial sides in Gauteng province next week.
Nhamburo said he is confident the girls will put together an impressive performance and make the nation proud on the field of play too since the girls have been working hard on individual programmes and are raring to go.
Zimbabwe beat three other participants in the four-team qualifier showdown that included Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda in a round-robin contest and finished with the most points.
The result ensured they proceed to the global qualification tournament in Sri Lanka in a bid to qualify for the 2018 ICC Women’s World T-20 in the West Indies.