This Week in Zimbabwe (#19)

Posted by admin on August 10, 2009

The ODI series between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe has kicked off.

Bangladesh hammer Zimbabwe in the 1st ODI

After setting a low total of 207, Zimbabwe never really looked in the hunt. Mark Vermeulen, making his international return, was the only star with a fluent 92 before being run out. Brendan Taylor and Charles Coventry, the other players who were making returns, made 20 and 19.

Bangladesh chased down the runs with 8 wickets to spare.

Day/night cricket for Zimbabwe on the cards

In the commentary for the 1st ODI, Alistair Campbell revealed that Queens Sports Club and Harare Sports Club could be hosting day/night cricket in the future.

Campbell said that while Test cricket was the ultimate test for players, it is Twenty20 cricket that will get young people interested in the game and as day/night cricket has never been played in Zimbabwe it will be an experience for fans, while night cricket will allow for larger attendances.

Waller and Taylor named in the squad

Both Brendan Taylor and Malcolm Waller, who were not in the initial 19 man squad, were both included in the final 15 man squad.

Keith Dabengwa sustained a knee injury.

The warm-up match on August 7 looked set to be cancelled when the Bangladesh team kits did not arrive. The Zimbabweans shared their kits which allowed the game to be played. Zimbabwe A won by 7 wickets.

Taylor and Waller in the national squad, warm up match almost cancelled