Cricket: Zim women undergo tough physical conditioning PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 19:47

Zimbabwe national women’s cricket team is undergoing a tough physical conditioning, net sessions and other drills ahead of the South African tour that begins next week on Tuesday.

The South Afria tour against provincial sides is part of preparations for the 2018 ICC world regional women’s world T20 qualifiers which begin on 2 February in Sri Lanka.

The qualifiers will see winners participate at the 2018 world T20 in West Indies

Speaking during a practice at the Country Club High Performance Centre in Harare, team manager and national women’s cricket co-ordinator, Caroline Nyamande said 2017 is their year to qualify for the world T20 tournament finals.

Team captain, Sharne Mayers said the team had retained the core of players who played in the African region qualifiers and were determined to make it to the finals.

The national women’s technical team of head coach, Trevor Phiri and assistant, Leonard Nhamburo have co-opted former player Sinikiwe Mpofu into the set-up.

Zimbabwe women’s cricket team won the 2016 ICC Africa women’s world T20 qualifier tournament to book a place at the regional qualifiers of the women’s ICC world T20 in Sri Lanka.

Zimbabwe were drawn in the same group as hosts, Sri Lanka, India, Ireland and Thailand.

Neighbours and rivals, South Africa were drawn to play Pakistan, Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea and Scotland at the same tournament.

Zimbabwe is confident of qualifying for the global showpiece, the 2018 icc women’s world twenty20 in the west indies.

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