Chevrons out of isolation ahead of Sri Lanka matches

By ZBC Reporter

The Zimbabwe National Cricket Team, the Chevrons will get down to business in Sri Lanka this Thursday after arriving in the Asian country on Monday for three One Day International (ODI) matches.

The ODI series that is part of the 2023 World Cup qualifiers.

Zimbabwe are currently at the bottom of the Super league log standings and desperately need a good result against the fading Asian giants to move up the log, as the top eight nations qualify automatically to the World Cup in New Zealand.

The team has been isolating and all players tested negative for COVID-19 on arrival save for Head Coach, Lalchand Rajput, who is now quarantined in Colombo while the team is in Kandy for the matches which get underway on Sunday.

“We are going to resume training this Thursday after completing our mandatory quarantine, the guys are in high spirits and looking eager to go onto the field,” said Darlington Majonga – Zimbabwe Cricket Media Manager

The Chevrons will be led by Craig Ervine, who continues as stand-in captain in the three day-night matches scheduled for the 16th, 18th and 21st of January at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy.

Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe under-19 side is currently in the West Indies preparing for the Junior World Cup which starts on Sunday.

Zimbabwe have won their first two warm up matches but came unstuck against Bangladesh this Wednesday.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, Bangladesh posted a decent total of 277.

Zimbabwe’s reply didn’t start on solid ground when opener Panashe Taruvinga went for a duck and none of the batsman would trouble the young Tigers before being eventually bowled out for 110 runs.

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