By Lawrence Trusida Sport Editor
THE national women’s cricket team, the Lady Chevrons have left for Namibia where they will take part in the Capricorn T20 Series which gets underway this Wednesday.
The Lady Chevrons have their work cut out as they are set to play six matches in five days at the Capricorn Tri-Series in Namibia.
Zimbabwe is the highest ranked team at the tournament that has full international status and is part of preparations for the International Cricket Council Women’s World Cup Global qualifiers set for Scotland in August.
Lady Chevrons new coach, Gary Brent, who is on his first assignment, has picked up a squad full of experienced internationals like South African based opener Sharne Mayers, Anesu Mushangwe who plies her trade in Australia, inform vice-captain Josephine Nkomo and Chipo Mugeri-Tiripano, who is returning from injury.
He has also infused youngsters who did well during practice matches and the recently concluded domestic T20 series.
“We have a good squad I went with experience but haven’t left out those youngsters inform and have been dominating the local leagues, we need the right balance if we are to be successful. This series is key for us as we are fine-tuning our team ahead of the global qualifiers in August so it gives us ample time to prepare but I hope the ladies enjoy their game,” said coach Brent.
It will be a double header on the first day with the the Lady Chevrons taking on Uganda in the first match before battling the hosts in the afternoon match at the CCD stadium in Windhoek.
The round robin matches will run till this Sunday with the final expected on Wednesday next week.