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newscricketa month ago

Brendan Taylor to retire from international cricket

Former Zimbabwe skipper Brendan Taylor on Sunday announced that the final ODI against Ireland will be his last international match. Taylor took to Twitter and said that his goal was to always leave the team in a better position since his debut in 2004, adding cricket taught him to be humble.
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newscricket2 months ago

Taylor, Ervine and Williams return to squad for Ireland and Scotland tour

The likes of Brendan Taylor, Craig Ervine, and Sean Williams will be available for Zimbabwe for the upcoming tours to Ireland and Scotland. Zimbabwe will play five T20Is and three ODIs against Ireland from August 27 and then travel to Scotland for three more T20Is, that start from September 15.
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newscricket3 months ago

Twitter fumes as umpires rule Brendan Taylor out ‘hit-wicket’ despite ball being dead

Controversy erupted in the 2nd ODI between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh today as Brendan Taylor was ruled out ‘hit-wicket’ whilst shadow-batting after the ball was dead. The Zimbabwe captain was given out, despite MCC’s hit-wicket laws suggesting that Taylor should have been ruled not out.
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newscricket6 months ago

Twitter reacts to Luke Jongwe’s ‘boot’ celebration after Zimbabwe’s first-ever T20I win over Pakistan

Zimbabwe, on Friday, created history but not only defending 118 against a Babar Azam-led Pakistan side but when they also dismissed them for a total of 99 runs. It was Luke Jongwe, with figures of 4/18, who led Zimbabwe’s charge and also celebrated their victory with a unique ‘boot’ celebration.
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newscricketa year ago

Twitter reacts to karma striking Pakistan as Babar Azam misfields to hand Zimbabwe victory

In what was one of the most topsy-turvy ODI clashes in recent memory, Zimbabwe trumped Pakistan by chasing down a paltry 3 runs in the Super Over. Pakistan were victims of karma as while a last-ball misfield from Zimbabwe enforced a Super Over, a Babar Azam misfield handed ZIM the victory.
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newscricket2 years ago

Pandemic extremely hard on Zimbabwe Cricket, admits Brendan Taylor

Former Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor has admitted to the fact that the effect of the COVID-19 is very hard on Zimbabwe cricket since the team had finally got a full international schedule. The Zimbabwean cricket team was suspended by the ICC in July 2019 due to political interference. 
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featurecricket2 years ago

A continent large, decade long maladministration in African cricket

From there to South Africa winning the Rugby World Cup title late in 2019 could’ve been a perfect way to end a perfect decade. But the 2010s were anything but perfect for South Africa in sports, or at least in cricket.
Sritama Panda
newscricket2 years ago

T20 tri-series | Hamilton Masakadza signs off from international cricket with blazing half-century

Hamilton Masakadza struck a blazing half-century in his farewell match to lead Zimbabwe to a seven-wicket win over Afghanistan in their last match of the T20 tri-series in Chittagong on Friday. Masakadza’s 42-ball 71 helped Zimbabwe chase their target of 156 with three balls to spare.
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featurecricket2 years ago

Not qualifying for T20 World Cup is a tough pill to swallow, says Ryan Burl

Zimbabwean cricketer Ryan Burl has revealed that the country’s suspension from the ICC has been a tough pill to swallow for the players, mainly due to the fact that they missed out on qualification for the 2020 T20 World Cup. He also heaped praise on the “inspirational” Hamilton Masakadza.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 years ago

Nigeria, Namibia to replace Zimbabwe in ICC World T20 Qualifiers

Nigeria and Namibia will be replacing Zimbabwe in the ICC WT20 Qualifiers, which is set to kick off in October later this year. The decision comes on the back of Zimbabwe's suspension from International Cricket by the ICC due to political interference in the board's cricketing affairs.
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