exclusive: Tafadzwa Mpofu interview

Posted by admin on March 26, 2008 recently caught up with Tafadzwa Mpofu, the 22 year old Centrals province batsman. He made his First Class debut for Midlands in 2003-04, and his domestic one-day debut in the Faithwear series of 2007 for Centrals. Which team do you play for in club cricket?

Tafadzwa Mpofu: Takashinga Cricket Club, I moved there recently from Old Malvernians. Who is the best bowler you have faced at any level of cricket?

Tafadzwa Mpofu: To pick the best one would be difficult, but the best lot are; Heath Streak, David Mutendera, Ray Price, Tinashe Panyangara and Tawanda Mupariwa. Which venue in Zimbabwe do you think is best to play cricket at and why?

Tafadzwa Mpofu: Harare Sports Club because of the wickets there. They have got extra bounce and pace if they have been prepared well. How do you rate Centrals province chances in the upcoming Logan Cup and Faithwear series?

Tafadzwa Mpofu: I think we have improved in our game especially with the kind of coach we have (now Walter Chawaguta) and the coming in of Malcolm Waller, Friday Kasteni and Vusi Sibanda. We've got a great chance of winning. You played for Midlands before the new set of provinces were created. Which format did you prefer and why, the old one with Mashonaland, Matabeleland, Midlands and Manicaland, or the current one with Northerns, Southerns, Easterns, Westerns and Centrals?

Tafadzwa Mpofu: The old format was better by far because there was far much less political influence in selection and coaches would have the freedom to select the players, unlike now where managers from the twinned provinces battle it out to have a larger chunk of players.

Thank you very much to Tafadzwa Mpofu for his time, wishes him the best of luck in the upcoming domestic tournaments!