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Zimbabwe national cricket team

This article is about the men's team. For the women's team, see Zimbabwe women's national cricket team.

The Zimbabwe national cricket team, also known as Chevrons represents Zimbabwe in men's international cricket and is administered by Zimbabwe Cricket (formerly known as the Zimbabwe Cricket Union). Zimbabwe has been a Full Member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) since 1991. As of 7 April 2021, Zimbabwe is currently ranked 10th in Tests, 12th in One Day Internationals (ODIs) and 11th in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) by the ICC.

Zimbabwe National Cricket Team
Zimbabwe cricket crest
Nickname(s)The Chevrons
AssociationZimbabwe Cricket
Personnel
Test captainSean Williams
One Day captainCraig Ervine
T20I captainCraig Ervine
CoachLalchand Rajput
History
Test status acquired1991
International Cricket Council
ICC statusAssociate Member (1981)
Full Member (1991)
ICC regionACA (Africa)
ICC Rankings Current Best-ever
Test 10th 8th
ODI 14th 8th
T20I 11th 10th
Tests
First Testv.India at Harare Sports Club, Harare; 18–22 October 1992
Last Testv.Bangladesh at Harare Sports Club, Harare; 7–11 July 2021
Tests Played Won/Lost
Total 115 13/74
(28 draws)
This year 5 1/4 (0 draws)
One Day Internationals
First ODIv.Australia at Trent Bridge, Nottingham; 9 June 1983
Last ODIv.Ireland at Stormont, Belfast; 13 September 2021
ODIs Played Won/Lost
Total 538 139/379
(8 ties, 12 no results)
This year 6 1/4
(0 ties, 1 no result)
World Cup appearances9 (first in 1983)
Best resultSuper Sixes (1999, 2003)
World Cup Qualifier appearances4 (first in 1982)
Best resultChampions (1982, 1986, 1990)
Twenty20 Internationals
First T20Iv.Bangladesh at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna; 28 November 2006
Last T20Iv.Scotland at The Grange Club, Edinburgh; 19 September 2021
T20Is Played Won/Lost
Total 96 24/70
(2 ties, 0 no result)
This year 17 6/11
(0 ties, 0 no result)
T20 World Cup appearances5 (first in 2007)
Best resultGroup stage (2007, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)

Test kit

ODI kit

As of 19 September 2021

Contents

Before Test status

Main article: Rhodesia cricket team

Zimbabwe – known as Rhodesia until 1980 – had a national cricket team before it achieved Test status.

A summary of key moments:

  • Rhodesia was represented in the South African domestic cricket tournament, the Currie Cup, sporadically from 1904 to 1932, and then regularly from 1946 until independence.
  • Following independence, the country began to play more international cricket.
  • On 21 July 1981, Zimbabwe became an associate member of the ICC.
  • Zimbabwe participated in the 1983 Cricket World Cup, as well as the 1987 and 1992 events.

Zimbabwe's first World Cup campaign in 1983 ended in the group stage, as they lost five of their six matches. However, they threw a surprise against Australia. Batting first, Zimbabwe reached a total of 239 for 6 in the allotted 60 overs, with skipper Duncan Fletcher top-scoring with 69 not out. Fletcher then produced career-best figures of 4 for 42 to restrict Australia to 226 for 7, thereby recording a stunning upset in cricket history.

9 June 1983
Scorecard
Zimbabwe
239/6 (60 overs)
v
Australia
226/7 (60 overs)
Duncan Fletcher 69* (84)
Graham Yallop 2/28 (9 overs)
Kepler Wessels 76 (130)
Duncan Fletcher 4/42 (11 overs)
Zimbabwe won by 13 runs
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Umpires: David Constant (Eng) and Mervyn Kitchen (Eng)
Player of the match: Duncan Fletcher (Zim)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field.
  • Despite this victory, Zimbabwe was knocked out in the group stage.

In the 1987 World Cup, Zimbabwe lost all six of their group-stage matches, though they came very close to winning against New Zealand. Chasing 243 to win from 50 overs, wicketkeeper-batsman David Houghton scored 142, but Zimbabwe were all out for 239 in the final over, thus losing by three runs.

In the 1992 tournament, Zimbabwe failed to progress beyond the round-robin stage, losing seven of their eight matches, though there were two notable achievements. Against Sri Lanka in their first match, Zimbabwe posted their then-highest total of 312 for 4, with wicketkeeper-batsman Andy Flower top-scoring with 115 not out. However, the Sri Lankans chased this total down with four balls to spare, winning by three wickets.

In their final match, Zimbabwe faced England in an inconsequential encounter, England having already made the semi-finals. Batting first, Zimbabwe were all out for 134. Eddo Brandes then produced a stunning spell of 4 for 21, including dismissing Graham Gooch the first ball, to help restrict England to 125 all out and thus give Zimbabwe a shock nine-run victory.

18 March 1992
Scorecard
Zimbabwe
134 (46.1 overs)
v
England
125 (49.1 overs)
David Houghton 29 (74)
Ian Botham 3/23 (10 overs)
Alec Stewart 29 (96)
Eddo Brandes 4/21 (10 overs)
Zimbabwe won by 9 runs
Lavington Sports Oval, Albury
Umpires: Brian Aldridge (NZ) and Khizer Hayat (Pak)
Player of the match: Eddo Brandes (Zim)
  • England won the toss and elected to field.
  • Despite this victory, Zimbabwe was knocked out in the round-robin stage.

These twenty World Cup matches were Zimbabwe's only international games during this period.

1992–1996: Early years of Test status

Zimbabwe was granted Test status by the ICC in July 1992 and played its first Test match in October that year, against India at Harare Sports Club. They became the ninth Test nation.

Zimbabwe's early Test performances were consistently weak, leading to suggestions that they had been granted Test status prematurely. Of their first 30 Test matches, they won just one, at home against Pakistan in early 1995.

31 January–4 February 1995
Scorecard
v
544/4d (165 overs)
Grant Flower 201* (523)
Aaqib Javed 2/73 (34.1 overs)
322 (124 overs)
Inzamam-ul-Haq 71 (197)
Heath Streak 6/90 (39 overs)
158 (62 overs)
Inzamam-ul-Haq 65 (98)
Heath Streak 3/15 (11 overs)
Zimbabwe won by an innings and 64 runs
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Mervyn Kitchen (Eng) and Ian Robinson (Zim)
Player of the match: Andy Flower (Zim) and Grant Flower (Zim)
  • Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat.
  • This Test was also notable in marking the debut of Henry Olonga, the first black cricketer to play for Zimbabwe. Despite the victory, Zimbabwe lost the three-Test series 2–1.

In the one-day arena, however, the team soon became competitive, if not particularly strong. In particular, world respect was gained for their fielding ability.

1997–2002: The golden era

Old logo of the Zimbabwe Cricket Union

Despite his team's difficulties, wicket-keeper/batsman Andy Flower was at one point rated the best batsman in world cricket. During this era, Zimbabwe also produced such cricketers as Flower's brother Grant, and allrounders Andy Blignaut and Heath Streak (who was later appointed national captain). Murray Goodwin was also a world-class batsman; following his retirement from international cricket, he has scored heavily for Sussex. Another world-class batsman was David Houghton, who holds the record for the highest individual Test score for Zimbabwe of 266 against Sri Lanka in 1994/95. Sometime captain and middle-order batsman Alistair Campbell, leg-spinning all-rounder Paul Strang, Eddo Brandes, and pace bowler/opener Neil Johnson were other important contributors for Zimbabwe on the world stage at this time.

With the appearance of these quality players, a breakthrough was achieved in levels of performance in the late 1990s where the Zimbabwean team began winning Tests against other nations, which included a series win against Pakistan. Unfortunately, the political situation in Zimbabwe declined at around the same time, which had a detrimental effect on the national team's performances.

Zimbabwe excelled at the 1999 Cricket World Cup, coming in fifth place in the Super Sixes and only missing out on a semi-final place due to having an inferior net run-rate than New Zealand.

In the group stage, Zimbabwe beat India by three runs, before facing their neighbours South Africa, then the best team in the world. Batting first, Zimbabwe made 233 for 6, with a well-fought 76 by opening batsman Neil Johnson. In reply, South Africa collapsed to 40 for 6, before Lance Klusener and Shaun Pollock scored half-centuries to reduce the margin of defeat to 48 runs. This was South Africa's first defeat against Zimbabwe and one of Zimbabwe's most famous wins. Neil Johnson also excelled with the ball, taking three wickets and claiming the Man of the Match award. Johnson quit playing for Zimbabwe after this tournament.

29 May 1999
Scorecard
Zimbabwe
233/6 (50 overs)
v
South Africa
185 (47.2 overs)
Neil Johnson 76 (117)
Allan Donald 3/41 (10 overs)
Lance Klusener 52* (58)
Neil Johnson 3/27 (8 overs)
Zimbabwe won by 48 runs
County Ground, Chelmsford
Umpires: David Shepherd (Eng) and Srinivas Venkataraghavan (Ind)
Player of the match: Neil Johnson (Zim)
  • Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Zimbabwe progressed to the Super Six stage.

During this period, Zimbabwe beat all Test-playing nations (except Australia) regularly in ODI series. Zimbabwe beat New Zealand both home and away in 2000–2001. The team also reached the finals of many multi-national one-day tournaments.

2003–2004: Signs of decline

The increasing politicization of cricket, including selectorial policy, along with the declining situation in Zimbabwe disrupted the 2003 Cricket World Cup, which was jointly hosted by Zimbabwe and South Africa. England forfeited a match scheduled to be played in Zimbabwe, risking their own progress through the competition, citing "security concerns" as their reason. Zimbabwean players Andy Flower and fast bowler Henry Olonga wore black armbands, for "mourning the death of democracy" in Zimbabwe. Both were immediately dismissed from the team and applied for political asylum overseas. This public political protest caused considerable embarrassment to the co-hosts and disrupted team harmony. Since the 2003 World Cup, with a succession of Zimbabwe's best players ending their international careers early, a new side began to develop, featuring the likes of Travis Friend, Andy Blignaut, Hamilton Masakadza, Douglas Hondo, Craig Wishart, Ray Price, Sean Ervine, Mark Vermeulen, Tatenda Taibu, Elton Chigumbura, Prosper Utseya, Dougie Marillier, and Barney Rogers. Whilst not of the same caliber of Streak, Goodwin, and the Flower brothers, this new breed of predominantly multi-disciplined players formed a solid backbone to a competitive, if usually unsuccessful, side.

In late 2003, Zimbabwe toured Australia in a two-match series. The series was more memorable for Australian opener Matthew Hayden's innings in the first Test – in which he overcame a back strain to score a then record 380 runs – than for the Zimbabwean performance.

Zimbabwe lost its first match against Bangladesh in 2004. In 2004, captain Heath Streak was sacked by the ZCU (now Zimbabwe Cricket), prompting a walkout by 14 other players in protest against political influence in the team's management and selection policies. A scheduled tour by Sri Lanka went ahead, but this was a lopsided affair, with Zimbabwe represented by fringe players who were not of international standard. Because of this, the ZCU accepted that Zimbabwe was to play no further Test cricket in 2004, though its status as a Test nation was unaffected.

2005–2009: Worsening political situation, steep decline and the exodus of players

After a series of poor Test performances following the resignation of several senior players, the Zimbabwean team was voluntarily suspended from Test cricket in late 2005 by its cricket board, with ICC encouragement.

In early 2005, Heath Streak was reinstated into the national side, but the political situation in Zimbabwe involving Operation Murambatsvina disrupted the Zimbabwean team. During overseas tours, the players were often said to be buying necessities that were unavailable – or prohibitively expensive – at home, as opposed to the souvenirs which other touring teams would purchase.

In 2005 an agreement was signed which led to the return of many of the rebels to the Zimbabwe side. However, results failed to improve as in March Zimbabwe lost both their Tests on tour against South Africa by an innings. Worse was to follow in August, when they were crushed on home soil by New Zealand, in a match that was completed in just two days. In the process, Zimbabwe was humiliated; they became only the second side in Test history (after India in 1952) to be bowled out twice in the space of one day. Then they lost both their Tests to India at home later in September. After the series against India, Streak announced his retirement from international cricket, dealing yet another blow to the beleaguered team.

By November 2005, the players were once again in dispute with Zimbabwe Cricket over political interference in the management of the game, as well as contract negotiations, and the new captain, Tatenda Taibu, resigned from international cricket. By then the team had been further weakened by the departure of the likes of Dougie Marillier, Craig Wishart and Sean Ervine, all of whom retired in protest and expressed disillusionment in the local cricket hierarchy.

By January 2006, 37 Zimbabwean cricketers had failed to receive any offer of renegotiation talks from Zimbabwe Cricket after their contracts with the board had expired. This body of players demanded that the chairman and managing director of Zimbabwe Cricket, Peter Chingoka and Ozias Bvute, be removed from office for there to be any hope for the players to return to the international stage.

On 6 January 2006, the Sports and Recreation Commission, a division of the Zimbabwean government, took over the offices of Zimbabwe Cricket. The apparent takeover has resulted in the firing of all whites and Asians among the board directors, because of "their racial connotations and saving their own agendas and not government policy" according to Gibson Mashingaidze, an army brigadier and chairman of the government's Sports and Recreation Commission.

An interim board was appointed as the new leading party of cricket in Zimbabwe, with Peter Chingoka appointed as the committee's head. Given Chingoka's close ties to Bvute, it was likely that the latter would continue in his post as well.

On 18 January 2006, Zimbabwe Cricket announced that they were suspending the playing of Test cricket for the rest of the year. Zimbabwe's coach Kevin Curran said that Zimbabwe were aiming to play their next Test against the West Indies in November 2007. It was felt by observers that the Zimbabwean national team was not of sufficient Test standard, and that competing against Full Member sides would do little to improve standards, given the likely one-sided nature of the games. Bangladesh, for a long time seen as the 'whipping boys' of Test cricket, recorded their first win against Zimbabwe, and were thereafter regarded as being of a superior standard. On 8 August 2011, Zimbabwe recorded a resounding victory in the one Test match series over Bangladesh, played in Harare.

Domestically, the Logan Cup – Zimbabwe's first-class competition played amongst the provinces – was canceled in 2006 for the first time since its inception over a century ago (though the Cup was not played during some of the years of the World Wars). This was widely seen due to concern by ZC that the standard of play would be so poor as to be both not worthwhile and potentially harmful to the external image of cricket in Zimbabwe. The one-day trophy, the Faithwear Cup, was contested and drew complaints from observers that the quality was less than club level. As well as player exodus, the main reason for this catastrophic fall in standards was put down to wrangling within Zimbabwe Cricket, where internal politics motivated the removal of the historic provinces and their replacement with revamped, newly designated provincial teams. Zimbabwe's economic collapse led to scanty attendance at games and players not receiving their salaries for long periods of time.

In a further harmful incident, ex-player Mark Vermeulen was arrested after attempting to burn down ZC's offices, and successfully destroying the Zimbabwe Cricket Academy's premises. In a nation in increasing social and economic turmoil, such facilities are hard to replace, and their loss has proven difficult to manage for a cricket administration already short of top-quality facilities.

In the period leading up to the 2007 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies, and to stop a similar exodus of players as after the 2003 World Cup, the selected players were asked to sign a new contract. The players were summoned to meet Ozias Bvute, Zimbabwe Cricket's managing director, a week or so before they were due to set off and given an ultimatum – sign the contract on offer or be removed from the squad. It is understood that they were not allowed to take advice, and were told they had to make the decision there and then.

One player told his teammates that there were certain things contained in the contracts that needed clarification. He was summoned back into Bvute's office and warned that it was a take-it-or-leave-it offer: this player was later revealed to be Anthony Ireland. Another said that when he told Bvute he wanted to consult with friends, Bvute picked up the phone and called Kenyon Ziehl, the head of selection, and told him he wanted the player replaced in the squad. Unsurprisingly, the player backed down and signed.

In light of the poor state of Zimbabwe's finances, and that Zimbabwe Cricket had to borrow around US$1 million in early 2007 pending receipt of monies from the World Cup to help them over an ongoing cash crisis, the board agreed to pay match fees in US dollars. The players were to be paid US$2000 per appearance and a series of US$500 bonuses based on wickets taken and fifties scored. The maximum payment was believed to be capped at around US$8000. However, fees were not paid until June 2007 to stop the exodus and help cash flow.

The specter of continued problems with the ZC board influenced some players to cut their losses and seek to finish their careers abroad: Anthony Ireland accepted a contract to play for Gloucestershire during 2007, while opener Vusi Sibanda also left. More are thought to be considering following suit.

Zimbabwe fared poorly in the 2007 Cricket World Cup, even failing to beat non-Test playing Ireland.

Zimbabwe upset Australia in its opening match of the Twenty20 World Championship in Cape Town, defeating them by 5 wickets. Brendan Taylor led the way for Zimbabwe, with first-class wicket keeping (a catch, stumping, and run out) and a crucial unbeaten 60 from 45 deliveries. He was announced as Man of the Match. They then lost to England by 50 runs, meaning they exited the tournament at the first stage due to their net run rate being inferior to both Australia and England after Australia had beaten England in the other group match.

12 September
18:00
(scorecard)
Australia
138/9 (20 overs)
v
Zimbabwe
139/5 (19.5 overs)
Brad Hodge 35 (22)
Elton Chigumbura 3/20 (3)
Brendan Taylor 64* (46)
Stuart Clark 2/22 (4)
Zimbabwe won by 5 wickets
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pak) and Tony Hill (NZ)
Player of the match: Brendan Taylor (Zim)

There was more encouraging news in October 2007, when it was announced that Zimbabwe would compete in all three domestic competitions in South Africa as part of Cricket South Africa's attempts to improve the standard of cricket in Zimbabwe.

However, their participation in the above competitions was thrown into doubt when the plans were postponed pending a Cricket South Africa board meeting. A compromise was reached late in November 2007, meaning Zimbabwe would have taken part in the MTN Domestic Championship and the Standard Bank Pro 20 Series, but not the SuperSport Series as originally planned. Instead, they played three first-class four-day games against a South African Composite XI made up of franchise and provincial players. The three games, in Paarl, Potchefstroom, and Kimberley were all won by Zimbabwe.

In between those games, they played a five match One Day International series against the West Indies, scoring an upset win in the opening match before losing the series 3–1. The final match was abandoned due to rain.

Zimbabwe's performance against Bangladesh during this time was extremely poor as they lost every ODI series except one at home, including a 0–5 whitewash in 2006.

Zimbabwe also lost against non-Test playing nation Kenya very often. But in 2009, they bounced back beating their African neighbors 9–1 in ten games.

Zimbabwean players take the drinks break in their ODI match against Bangladesh at Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka on 23 January 2009.

2010–2013: Return to Tests and continued financial problems

Zimbabwe won an ODI and a T20I during their tour of the West Indies. Zimbabwe reached the finals of a triangular tournament that included India and Sri Lanka. They lost their remaining matches in the year except against Ireland whom they beat 2–1 at home.

Zimbabwe started their World Cup 2011 campaign with a 91-run defeat by Australia at Ahmadabad on 21 February 2011. They then recorded a comfortable victory over Canada, before losing by 10 wickets to New Zealand on 4 March 2011. Further heavy defeats by Sri Lanka and Pakistan followed, before a consolation victory over Kenya was achieved in Zimbabwe's final game of the tournament. After these defeats, opening batsman Brendan Taylor was announced as captain of all formats on 24 June 2011, replacing Elton Chigumbura.

Zimbabwe returned to Test cricket on 4 August 2011 after a six-year exile, hosting Bangladesh in a one-off Test match at Harare. The national team's re-introduction to Test cricket was successful, as they won by 130 runs.

4–8 August 2011
Scorecard
v
370 (131 overs)
Hamilton Masakadza 104 (244)
Shakib Al Hasan 3/62 (26 overs)
287 (96.2 overs)
Mohammad Ashraful 73 (158)
Brian Vitori 4/66 (24 overs)
291/5d (92 overs)
Brendan Taylor 105* (175)
Shafiul Islam 1/29 (11 overs)
244 (57.3 overs)
Abdur Razzak 43 (17)
Kyle Jarvis 4/61 (16.3 overs)
Zimbabwe won by 130 runs
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Bruce Oxenford (Aus)
Player of the match: Brendan Taylor (Zim)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field.

As part of the lead-up to their Test return, Zimbabwe Cricket announced major upgrades to the Harare Sports Club and Mutare Sports Club grounds. Plans for a new Test ground at Victoria Falls were also revealed. ZC also signed a US$1 million deal with Reebok to sponsor the domestic competitions and manufacture the kits of the national team for three years.

Following the Test, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh contested a five-match ODI series. Zimbabwe won 3–2, thus recording their first ODI series win against a Test-playing nation since 2006.

Zimbabwe was beaten in all the formats by Pakistan. After this they played a home series with New Zealand. They were defeated 2–0 in the T20I series, and New Zealand was 2–0 up in the ODI series. The final ODI was being played at the Queen's Sports Club, Bulawayo. They were on a 12-match losing streak at that time.

Furthermore, when batting first, New Zealand scored 328 in 50 overs, nobody gave Zimbabwe a chance of winning. The Zimbabweans have never chased an ODI total over 300 before. However, they did it successfully for the first time in their history.

Zimbabwe's main aim in the innings break was to lose with dignity. When opener Vusi Sibanda was out for a duck, even that seemed to be a tall order, but skipper Brendan Taylor changed the entire complexion of the match. Taylor scored a brilliant 75 before he was dismissed fresh from the centuries he scored from the last games.

After Taylor's dismissal, Tatenda Taibu's speedy fifty kept Zimbabwe in the hunt. However, the match-changing partnership was between the two all-rounders Malcolm Waller and Elton Chigumbura. Waller played one of the greatest innings in ODI history as he scored 99*. In the end, he even did not think of his century, but to just take his team over the line. His unselfishness brought about for Zimbabwe a much-needed victory. His partner Chigumbura scored a brisk 47 and was quite unlucky to miss out on his half-century, bowled by Jacob Oram after he along with Waller had taken the equation below a run a ball. When Keegan Meth was bowled two balls later for a duck, Waller kept his cool as he marshaled the middle order efficiently, assisted by a six by debutant Natsai Mushangwe, and then enough support by Ray Price brought the scores level. After Price was dismissed (caught), it was the last wicket Zimbabwe had and the new man in was another debutant Njabulo Ncube. Waller is said to have advised him, "'No matter what happens if I get bat on the ball, let's take the run.' And the run they did take, thereby recording a legendary victory for Zimbabwe. According to an interview later, Waller said that he was thinking of a swing and get the ball over the ground so that both his team could win and he could get a century, but later he thought that he would rather take the team home rather than get 100,". Waller was the Man of the Match for his spectacular performance, while Brendan Taylor was Man of the Series.

25 October 2011
Scorecard
New Zealand
328/5 (50 overs)
v
Zimbabwe
329/9 (49.5 overs)
Ross Taylor 119 (126)
Njabulo Ncube 3/69 (8.5 overs)
Malcolm Waller 99* (74)
Jacob Oram 3/44 (9.5 overs)
Zimbabwe won by 1 wicket
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
Umpires: Owen Chirombe (Zim) and Bruce Oxenford (Aus)
Player of the match: Malcolm Waller (Zim)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Despite this victory, Zimbabwe lost the series 2–1. Nonetheless, Brendan Taylor received the Man of the Series award.

Zimbabwe came close to winning the solitary Test between the teams. Chasing 366 to win in their second innings, Zimbabwe were well placed at 265 for 3, with Taylor making 117, before a collapse handed New Zealand a 34-run victory.

Zimbabwe then toured New Zealand in January and February 2012 for a single-Test, three-ODI and two-T20I series, but lost all six matches. In the Test, they were bowled out twice on the third day – for 51 (their lowest Test score) and 143 – to lose by an innings and 301 runs.

In June 2012, Zimbabwe beat South Africa in a t20 match of an unofficial triangular T20 tournament where Bangladesh national cricket team also featured. This was the 3rd match of the tournament. They beat South Africa by 29 runs. They also had beaten Bangladesh in the first match of that tournament by 10 runs. In the 3rd match against South Africa, although there were no AB de Villiers and Jacques Kallis, the South Africa team was very much strong. Winning the toss and electing to bat first, Vusi Sibanda and Hamilton Masakadza opened the innings and scored 58 and 55 respectively. The wicket-keeper captain Brendan Taylor scored a quickfire 38 from 21 balls in the end. They scored 176/4 in 20 overs. Coming to chase, South African batsmen Richard Levi and Colin Ingram scored 40 and 48 respectively. But the other batsmen struggle to make it and went all out on 147 within 19.2 overs. Christopher Mpofu took 3 for 20. In the next meetings with South Africa and Bangladesh, Zimbabwe lost both of the matches and ended in the same points as those of South Africa and Bangladesh. Due to better net run rates, Zimbabwe and South Africa progressed to the final. On 24 June 2012, in the final match, South Africa batted first and scored 146 runs with the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs. While an early collapse occurred in their innings, South Africa managed to get back with a fair score as Faf du Plessis scored 66 off 57 balls and Albie Morkel scored a quickfire 34 not out off 23 balls. Kyle Jarvis of Zimbabwe took 2 wickets for 22 runs. coming out to chase, Zimbabwe started well but Vusi Sibanda went out on 24 off 16. But then the captain Brendan Taylor and Hamilton Masakadza well built the innings scoring 59 not out and 58 not out respectively. They took Zimbabwe to victory as they scored 150 for the loss of 1 wicket in 17.1 overs. Zimbabwe won by 9 wickets and clinched the T20 series in front of a full house packed with native Zimbabwean crowd at the Harare Sports Club ground. Brendan Taylor was the man of the match and Hamilton Masakadza got the man of the series award.

Zimbabwe lost all their matches in 2010 and 2012 World t20s in the opening stage.

Zimbabwe toured West Indies again in 2013. This time they were less successful and lost all matches.

Zimbabwe then hosted Bangladesh in June. They won the One Day International series 2–1 while the Test and T20I series were tied 1–1. They then lost an ODI series 0–5 at home to world champions India.

During August and September 2013, Zimbabwe hosted Pakistan in a two-Test, three-ODI and two-T20I series. Pakistan won both T20Is, before coming from behind to win the ODI series 2–1. They then won the first Test following a double-century by Younis Khan in the second innings. However, Zimbabwe won the second Test by 24 runs – their first Test victory against a team other than Bangladesh since 2001 – to draw the series 1–1.

10–14 September 2013
Scorecard
v
294 (109.5 overs)
Hamilton Masakadza 75 (169)
Junaid Khan 4/67 (33 overs)
230 (104.5 overs)
Younis Khan 77 (223)
Brian Vitori 5/61 (26.5 overs)
199 (89.5 overs)
Tino Mawoyo 58 (165)
Rahat Ali 5/52 (24.5 overs)
239 (81 overs)
Misbah-ul-Haq 79* (181)
Tendai Chatara 5/61 (23 overs)
Zimbabwe won by 24 runs
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Steve Davis (Aus) and Ranmore Martinesz (SL)
Player of the match: Tendai Chatara (Zim)
  • Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat.
  • The two-Test series was drawn 1–1.

Throughout the period, Zimbabwe's financial condition deeply worsened. The ICC had to step in and provide financial assistance but the usage of monetary benefits has been a question of debate. Zimbabwe players have threatened boycott many times of late and have formed a players' Union. Zimbabwe team has struggled to attract sponsors and this has affected its domestic structure leading to cancellation of many tournaments such as Pro40. A number of franchises also have been cancelled. Multiple tours have been postponed, cancelled or have gone un-televised.

2014–2021: Fall in rankings, loss to associates, and failure to reach 2019 World Cup

At the 2014 World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, Zimbabwe was eliminated in the group stage. A last-ball defeat against Ireland was followed by victories over the Netherlands (also off the last ball) and the United Arab Emirates, but a resounding win for the Netherlands over Ireland meant that the Dutch progressed to the Super 10 stage on net run-rate.

In July 2014, Zimbabwe hosted Afghanistan in a four-ODI series. They won the first two matches, before the Afghans won the last two to draw the series. The following month, Zimbabwe hosted South Africa in a single-Test and three-ODI series, losing all four matches.

Following the South African tour, Australia arrived in Zimbabwe for a triangular ODI series with the hosts and South Africa. While Zimbabwe lost their first two matches, to Australia and South Africa respectively, they pulled off a significant upset by beating Australia in the 4th match of the series. This was the first time Zimbabwe had beaten Australia in 31 years, with their last win coming in the 1983 world cup in England. Despite this win, Zimbabwe lost their final match and were knocked out of the tournament.

31 August 2014
Scorecard
Australia
209/9 (50 overs)
v
Zimbabwe
211/7 (48 overs)
Michael Clarke 68* (102)
Sean Williams 2/21 (10 overs)
Elton Chigumbura 52* (68)
Nathan Lyon 4/44 (10 overs)
Zimbabwe won by 3 wickets
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Owen Chirombe (ZIM) and Aleem Dar (Pak)
Player of the match: Elton Chigumbura (Zim)
  • Australia won toss and elected to bat.
  • Zimbabwe's victory over Australia was their first ODI win against them in 31 years.

In late 2014, Zimbabwe toured Bangladesh for a three-Test and five-ODI series. They lost all eight matches. Following this, Stephen Mangongo was sacked as coach. In late December 2014, Zimbabwe Cricket appointed Dav Whatmore as coach, replacing Mangongo.

Zimbabwe geared up for the 2015 Cricket World Cup by winning all games against Northern Districts XI before facing New Zealand in their first warm-up game. New Zealand were reduced to 157/7 before rain intervened. In the next game, Zimbabwe upset Sri Lanka by seven wickets. Zimbabwe lost their opening game to South Africa, following which they beat the United Arab Emirates before losing to West Indies. Zimbabwe then went on to lose a close encounter to Pakistan.

During the Pool B match between Ireland and Zimbabwe, Sean Williams was caught by Ireland's John Mooney in a close run chase. Mooney was extremely close to the boundary and eight different television replays were inconclusive as to whether his foot had touched the boundary rope. Meanwhile, Williams had walked and the umpires signaled him out. Zimbabwe went on to lose the game and was knocked out of the tournament as a result. In their last game, Zimbabwe lost to India. Zimbabwe finished their world cup campaign with just one win over UAE in the first round. Despite this, Zimbabwe turned out to be very competitive and suffered four of the closest losses in the preliminary round of the tournament.

During the tournament, Brendan Taylor announced his retirement from Zimbabwe cricket even as he finished the tournament with 433 runs and two centuries. At the finish of the tournament, Taylor was among the leading run-getters of the tournament.

In May 2015, Zimbabwe became the first team in six years to tour Pakistan. Zimbabwe lost the T20I series 0–2 and the ODI series by an identical margin. In July that year, Zimbabwe hosted India and lost the ODI series 0–3, while the T20I series was tied 1–1, which included Zimbabwe's first T20I win in Harare.

Zimbabwe then hosted New Zealand in August for a three match ODI series and won the first game but went on to lose the series 1–2, as well as the lone T20I. Pakistan arrived in late September following a decision to postpone their tour. Pakistan won the T20Is 2–0 and the ODI series 2–1.

Following the series against Pakistan, Zimbabwe simultaneously hosted associates Ireland and Afghanistan in October. Zimbabwe beat Ireland 2–1 in ODIs. But, Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe 3–2 to win the ODI series. This was the first time an associate nation had beaten a full member in a bilateral series. Zimbabwe then went on to lose the T20I series 0–2 as well to Afghanistan. After series of losses within home soil, Zimbabwe toured Bangladesh in November. But, losses continued to attack Zimbabweans, where they lost the ODI series 0–3, while the T20Is were drawn 1–1.

At the end of 2015 and the start of 2016, Zimbabwe contested a five-ODI and two-T20I series against Afghanistan in the United Arab Emirates. They took the ODI series to the deciding match before losing 3–2, and lost both T20Is. Zimbabwe then toured Bangladesh for a four-T20I series which was drawn 2–2.

After Chigumbura stepped down as captain, Hamilton Masakadza was named skipper. During the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 in India, Zimbabwe were knocked out in the first round after they lost to Afghanistan by 59 runs.

Zimbabwe axed coach Whatmore and captain Hamilton Masakadza before the India tour in mid-2016. Makhaya Ntini the bowling coach was given interim responsibility of coaching while previously appointed vice-captain Graeme Cremer who had missed the ICC World Twenty20 2016 was appointed stand-in captain. Lance Klusener was appointed batting coach on a full-time basis.

India toured Zimbabwe for the fourth time in about six years for a three ODI and three t20I series. Indian selectors rested most of its senior players except for skipper MS Dhoni who visited the country for the first time in the decade. Zimbabwe was thrashed 0–3 in the ODI series which led to angry reactions by the fans. To add injury to insult, several key Zimbabwe players like Sean Williams, Craig Ervine, Vusi Sibanda, Luke Jongwe, Richmond Mutumbami and Tinashe Panyangara were injured before or during the t20 series. Despite this, Zimbabwe managed to win the first T20I by two runs before going down meekly in the second. The series remained tied 1–1 after two games. In the last game, Zimbabwe went down fighting by 3 runs to lose the series 1–2. In 2016 season, New Zealand toured Zimbabwe in late July and won both tests convincingly, recorded as the Zimbabwe's sixth straight loss to Kiwis.

Before the Sri Lanka tour on late September, Streak was appointed as head coach of Zimbabwe, with Ntini appointed as bowling coach. The task was given to qualify for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup and go up through the ranks in coming years. Zimbabwe played their 100th Test match on 29 October 2016 against Sri Lanka, but lost the match by 225 runs in the last hour of the fifth day after a fighting innings by skipper Graeme Cremer. Zimbabwe went on to lose the two match series 0–2.

The test series was followed by a tri-series also featuring West Indies. Zimbabwe advanced to the finals with four different results – a loss, a tie, a no-result and a win. However, Zimbabwe lost the final to Sri Lanka by six wickets. In early 2017, Afghanistan again defeated Zimbabwe in the ODI series and won the series 3–2.

Zimbabwe's next one day international series was against Scotland in the European country in mid 2017 which was tied 1–1.

After 15 years, Zimbabwe toured Sri Lanka for 5-ODIs and a single Test in late June 2017. In the first match against Sri Lanka at Galle on 30 June 2017, Zimbabwe recorded their first ODI win against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, which is also recorded as their first win in any format against them within Sri Lanka. Solomon Mire scored a match-winning century and Zimbabwe successfully chased 319, which was also recorded as the first successful chase over 300 on Sri Lankan soil.

Despite the opening win, Zimbabwe went on to lose the next two games but bounced back to win the fourth game in a rain-affected match. In the fifth game, Sri Lanka set Zimbabwe a total of 204 runs to chase with Sikandar Raza claiming a career-best 3/21. In reply, Zimbabwe was 137–1 thanks to Hamilton Masakadza's 73 before a collapse saw them lose six wickets before reaching 175. Skipper Cremer joined Raza to score the remaining runs and Zimbabwe won with about 12 overs to spare.

10 July 2017
Scorecard
Sri Lanka
203/8 (50 overs)
v
Zimbabwe
204/7 (38.1 overs)
Asela Gunaratne 59* (81)
Sikandar Raza 3/21 (10 overs)
Hamilton Masakadza 73 (86)
Akila Dananjaya 4/47 (10 overs)
Zimbabwe won by 3 wickets
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota
Umpires: Ian Gould (Eng) and Raveendra Wimalasiri (SL)
Player of the match: Sikandar Raza (Zim)
  • Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to field.
  • Zimbabwe won the series 3–2.
  • This was Zimbabwe's first series win against Sri Lanka.
  • This was Zimbabwe's first away series win since 2009.
  • This was Zimbabwe's first away series win against a test team since 2001.
  • This was Zimbabwe's first series win against a test team other than Bangladesh since 2001.
  • Hamilton Masakadza was declared man of the series.

Zimbabwe lost the following one-off test by 4 wickets, partly due to a controversial stumping decision on the fifth day of the test. Despite this, Zimbabwe team and especially coach Heath Streak were showered with praises on their return.

In October, former players Brendan Taylor and Kyle Jarvis returned to the national team after a two-year hiatus to play in the two test match series against the West Indies.

Zimbabwe lost the first match and the two test series 0–1 to West Indies. However, their draw in the second game was their first in over 12 years and they also earned their first points on the ICC rankings table while ending their ten-match losing streak.

Zimbabwe finished the year with an innings defeat within two days against South Africa in a rare four-day test.

Zimbabwe began 2018 with one win (against Sri Lanka) out of four games in a tri-series that involved hosts Bangladesh. They failed to qualify for the finals.

Zimbabwe's next commitment was in the UAE where they again lost 0–2 to Afghanistan in a t20 series. This was followed by yet another ODI series defeat (1-4) against Afghanistan. In March, Zimbabwe hosted nine other teams in the qualifiers for the 2019 ICC World Cup to decide the top two teams that will join the elite eight at cricket's premier event to be held in England and Wales. Zimbabwe were placed in group B alongside Afghanistan, Nepal, Hong Kong and Scotland. Zimbabwe progressed to the super sixes by beating Nepal, Afghanistan and Hong Kong and earning a tie with Scotland. Zimbabwe beat Ireland in the first game of the super sixes but lost the second to West Indies. Needing to win their last game, Zimbabwe suffered a shock loss by 3 runs against UAE and were knocked out of the tournament. This was the first time Zimbabwe had failed to qualify for the Cricket World Cup.

With this failure, Zimbabwe Cricket sacked all the national coaching staff, national captain, under-19 coach and national selector from their positions. During a press conference, ZC suggested that Brendan Taylor would take over leadership of the team. In May 2018, ZC announced the appointment of Lalchand Rajput as interim head coach. In August 2018, he was confirmed as the permanent coach of the team.

In July 2018, Zimbabwe hosted Australia and Pakistan in a T20I tri-series. Zimbabwe players - Brendan Taylor, Graeme Cremer, Sean Williams, Craig Ervine and Sikandar Raza - refused to play after being not paid their salaries for about a year which resulted in a depleted Zimbabwe side losing their games heavily and getting knocked out in the first round. This was followed by a five-ODI series against Pakistan where Zimbabwe - further rattled by the losses of Malcolm Waller, Solomon Mire, and Kyle Jarvis - lost all five games by heavy margins.

Zimbabwe's losing streak in international matches was extended to nineteen as the team lost the ODI series (0-3) and the t20I series (0-2) in South Africa in October and the ODI series (0-3) in Bangladesh in the same month. Zimbabwe put an end to the streak by winning the first test against Bangladesh by 151 runs. This was the Chevrons' first away win since 2001. The series was eventually tied 1-1.

2019 began on a bad note for Zimbabwe with Graeme Cremer putting his career on hold and proposed tours of India and Afghanistan being called off. Zimbabwe retained Hamilton Masakadza as skipper for all formats (despite the cricketer having not won a single limited overs match) while Peter Moor was named deputy. However, Masakadza along with Taylor missed the series against UAE due to injury. Moor captained the team in Masakadza's absence. Under Moor, Zimbabwe recorded their first series clean sweep in over a decade by beating UAE 4–0.

Masakadza returned along with Taylor for Zimbabwe's tour to the Netherlands. Zimbabwe lost the ODI series 0–2. After the Netherlands won the first t20i, the second game ended in a dramatic tie. Zimbabwe won the super over to tie the series 1-1. During the tour, Zimbabwe's cricket board was suspended and was replaced by an interim board. Zimbabwe also lost the ODI series 0–3 in the subsequent tour of Ireland. The t20I series was tied 1-1.

ICC voluntarily suspended the Zimbabwe Cricket on 18 July 2019 from ICC tournaments citing political interventions in the Cricket Board of Zimbabwe. The decision taken by ICC panel left several players frustrated. Due to the ban, Zimbabwe could not compete in the qualifiers for 2020 ICC World Twenty20. Zimbabwe's board was reinstated by their government soon after, but the suspension stayed. During the time, Solomon Mire and captain Hamilton Masakadza (under whom Zimbabwe had lost all 25 completed ODIs) announced their retirements.

Despite the suspension by the ICC, Zimbabwe Cricket confirmed that they would still be participating in the 2019–20 Bangladesh Tri-Nation Series, as they can still play against other ICC members. The tri-series started on 13 September, with the final scheduled to be held on 24 September. Masakadza's last assignment led to Zimbabwe winning one game out of four and bowing out of the tournament.

Under new stand-in captain Sean Williams and missing many of their regular players, Zimbabwe toured Singapore to play in a finale tri nation series also involving Nepal. Zimbabwe beat Nepal in the first game but lost to 21st ranked Singapore in the second. Zimbabwe won the next two games to register their first-ever series win in t20i format. In October 2019, the ICC lifted its suspension on Zimbabwe Cricket, allowing them to take part in future ICC events.

Zimbabwe's first commitment of the year 2020 was a two-test home series against Sri Lanka which they lost 0–1.This was followed by a lone test and ODI series loss in Bangladesh. They lost the lone test in Sylhet by an innings and 106 runs. In the first ODI, thanks to a Liton Das century, they lost by a huge margin of 169 runs. The second ODI was a closer affair as Donald Tiripano's incredible assault led to them causing a huge upset, but eventually, Zimbabwe lost by 4 runs. They were crushed by a 292 run partnership by the Bangladeshi openers and went on to lose by 123 runs. After the 0–3 loss, the two teams squared off for a two-game t20i series which Zimbabwe lost 0–2.

As of April 25, 2021 Zimbabwe had played 3 T20i matches against Pakistan marking a remarkable win in second T20 match held at 23 April in Harare restricting opposition to 99/10 against 119 and that was also their first ever victory in T20 against Pakistan.

Locations of all stadiums which have hosted an international cricket match within Zimbabwe
Name Age Batting style Bowling style Domestic team Format S/N Captaincy
Batsmen
Kevin Kasuza 28 Right-handed OB Mountaineers Test -
Craig Ervine 36 Left-handed OB Matabeleland Tuskers Test, ODI, T20I 77 Test, ODI and T20I Captain
Prince Masvaure 33 Left-handed LFM Mid West Rhinos Test -
Tarisai Musakanda 27 Right-handed RM Mid West Rhinos Test, T20I -
Dion Myers 19 Right-handed RM Mountaineers Test, ODI, T20I -
Timycen Maruma 33 Right-handed LB Mountaineers Test, ODI 18 -
Tinashe Kamunhukamwe 26 Right-handed OB Mashonaland Eagles ODI, T20I 22 -
Tadiwanashe Marumani 19 Left-handed OB Southern Rocks ODI, T20I -
Takudzwanashe Kaitano 28 Right-handed OB Mid West Rhinos Test -
All-rounders
Donald Tiripano 33 Right-handed RFM Mountaineers Test, ODI, T20I -
Sikandar Raza 35 Right-handed OB Southern Rocks Test, ODI, T20I -
Wesley Madhevere 21 Right-handed OB Mashonaland Eagles Test, ODI, T20I 17 -
Sean Williams 35 Left-handed SLA Matabeleland Tuskers Test, ODI, T20I 14 -
Ryan Burl 27 Left-handed LB Mid West Rhinos Test, ODI, T20I 17 -
Milton Shumba 20 Left-handed SLA Matabeleland Tuskers Test, T20I 3 -
Roy Kaia 30 Right-handed OB Southern Rocks Test -
Chamu Chibhabha 35 Right-handed RM Mashonaland Eagles ODI, T20I 33 -
Wicket-keepers
Regis Chakabva 34 Right-handed OB Mashonaland Eagles Test, ODI, T20I 05 Test, ODI and T20I Vice-Captain
Spin Bowlers
Tendai Chisoro 33 Left-handed SLA Southern Rocks Test, ODI, T20I -
Wellington Masakadza 28 Left-handed SLA Mountaineers T20I 11 -
Pace Bowlers
Blessing Muzarabani 25 Right-handed RFM Southern Rocks Test, ODI, T20I 40
Richard Ngarava 23 Left-handed LFM Mashonaland Eagles Test, ODI, T20I 39
Victor Nyauchi 29 Right-handed RFM Mountaineers Test -
Luke Jongwe 26 Right-handed RFM Matabeleland Tuskers Test, ODI, T20I -
Carl Mumba 26 Right-handed RF Mid West Rhinos Test, ODI, T20I 69 -
Tendai Chatara 30 Right-handed RF Mountaineers ODI, T20I -
Position Name
Director of Cricket Hamilton Masakadza
Manager Dilip Chouhan
Head Coach Lalchand Rajput
Batting Coach Stuart Matsikenyeri
Bowling Coach Douglas Hondo
Fielding Coach

In Test cricket, Zimbabwe wears cricket whites with the Zimbabwe Bird insignia on the left side of the chest and the sponsor logo on the right side of the chest. Fielders wear a dark green cap or a white sunhat, also with the Zimbabwe Bird insignia. The helmets worn by the batsmen are coloured similarly.

In ODI and T20 cricket, Zimbabwe wears red kits, usually with yellow accents, or sometimes green or black. Fielders wear a red baseball cap or a red sunhat. The batsman helmet is dark green. In ICC competitions, the sponsor logo is on the left sleeve and the inscription "ZIMBABWE" is on the front of the shirt.

The current uniforms are manufactured by Vega Sportswear. Previous manufacturers were Reebok (2011-2013), Ihsan Sports (2004-2007), Asics (1999) and International Sports Clothing (1992-1996). PPC Zimbabwe is the current sponsor since 2018. Previous sponsors were Castle Lager (2013-2018), CBZ Limited (2010-2013), Old Mutual Life Assurance (2002-2004) and Zimbabwe Sun.

Players are included here because of outstanding achievement or another prominence/notoriety. For a fuller list of Zimbabwean cricketers, see Category: Zimbabwean cricketers.

  • Eddo Brandes – Fast bowler; first Zimbabwean to take an ODI hat-trick. Originally a chicken farmer; later became a coach in Australia.
  • Alistair Campbell – Former national captain and opening batsman; later an administrator and convener of selectors.
  • Kevin Curran – Former all-rounder and Zimbabwe coach (2005–2007). Father of Tom Curran, Ben Curran & Sam Curran.
  • Sean Ervine – elder brother of Craig. Currently plays county cricket for Hampshire.
  • Andy FlowerWicket-keeper batsman, former national captain and black arm-band demonstrator. Once ranked as the top batsman in Test cricket. Coached the England team from 2009 to 2014.
  • Grant Flower – Also played county cricket for Leicestershire and Essex, the latter alongside elder brother Andy. Retired from playing in 2010 and became a batting coach, first for Zimbabwe, then Pakistan, and currently for Sri Lanka.
  • Duncan Fletcher - Former cricketer, who coached Indian cricket team and England cricket team. He was the coach of the England cricket team from 1999–2007 and is credited with the resurgence of the England team in Test cricket in the early 2000s
  • Murray Goodwin – Born in Salisbury (now Harare), he began his career with Western Australia in 1994. Played county cricket for Sussex and Glamorgan; retired from playing in 2014 having made 71 first-class hundreds. Currently batting coach for Sussex.
  • Graeme Hick – Member of 1983 World Cup squad at the age of 17 and represented Zimbabwe until 1986. Qualified for England and played international cricket from 1991 to 2001. Worcestershire County Cricket Club legend, for whom he compiled 106 of his 136 first-class hundreds.
  • David Houghton – Former national captain, has the highest individual Test score for Zimbabwe (266). Later coached Derbyshire; is currently a batting consultant for the Ireland national team.
  • Kyle Jarvis – Son of Malcolm. Talented fast bowler represented Zimbabwe from 2009 to 2013; signed a Kolpak deal and played for Lancashire before returning to Zimbabwe in September 2017
  • Neil Johnson – Born in Salisbury (now Harare). An all-rounder opened both the batting and bowling for his country in the 1999 World Cup. He won three Man-of-the-Match awards and was influential in Zimbabwe's qualification to the Super 6 stage of the tournament.
  • Hamilton Masakadza – Talented batsman and former national captain. Made history by scoring a century on his Test debut at the age of 17 in 2001; was also the first black Zimbabwean to score a first-class century, and the first batsman to make two scores of 150 or more in the same ODI series (against Kenya in 2009).
  • Henry Olonga – Quick bowler, musician, and black arm-band demonstrator. Olonga was the first black Zimbabwean to represent the country in 1995.
  • Trevor Penney – Represented Zimbabwe before becoming a Warwickshire County Cricket Club stalwart from 1992 to 2005. Since retirement, his employment as fielding coach (an art in which he excelled) has been much sought-after, currently assisting the Indian national team.
  • Ray Price – Spin bowler; one of the few white players to regularly represent Zimbabwe before and after the rebellion of 2004. Also played county cricket for Worcestershire.
  • Paul Strang – elder brother of Bryan. Spin bowler and all-rounder, instrumental in Zimbabwe's rise in the mid to late 1990s; current coach of the Auckland Aces.
  • Heath Streak – Former national captain and leading wicket-taker for Zimbabwe in both Test and ODI cricket. Later became a bowling coach for both Zimbabwe and Bangladesh.
  • Tatenda Taibu – Talented wicket-keeper batsman; became Zimbabwe's first black national captain in 2004 and – at 20 – the youngest Test captain ever, a record he retains as of 2016. Quit cricket for the Church in 2012, but returned to the sport in 2016 as a convener of selectors and development officer.
  • Brendan Taylor – Regarded as one of Zimbabwe's few post-isolation international class players, became the first Zimbabwean batsman to hit back-to-back One Day International centuries and the first batsman to score more than 300 runs in a three-match ODI series. He opted for a Kolpak deal with Nottinghamshire after the 2015 World Cup. Returned to Zimbabwe in September 2017.
  • Charles Coventry – Coventry jointly held the record for the highest score in ODIs with Saeed Anwar after equaling his 194 versus Bangladesh in 2009 at Bulawayo, until it was surpassed by Sachin Tendulkar's 200* vs South Africa in 2010.
  • John Traicos – Born in Egypt of Greek descent, represented South Africa in 1970 before ex-communication. The accurate off-spin bowler who broke records for the longevity of Test career when Zimbabwe debuted in 1992. Popular in quizzes – representing two countries in international but born in neither.
  • Prosper Utseya – Spin bowler and former national captain. Second-highest ODI wicket-taker in ODIs and second Zimbabwean to take an ODI hat-trick.
  • Guy Whittall – cousin of Andy Whittall. All-rounder and former captain.
  • Graeme Cremer – Leg spin bowler and captain. Leading wicket-taker in T20 internationals for Zimbabwe.
  • Stuart Carlisle – Middle-order Batsman and former captain. He represented the Zimbabwean national cricket team for 10 years and played 111 ODI and 37 test matches.
  • Elton Chigumbura - Fast bowling all-rounder. Has taken over 100 ODI wickets and scored over 4000 ODI runs for Zimbabwe. Captained the team twice periods, first in 2010, then from 2014 till 2016. Also represented the U19 team in 2 world cups. Also, a well-traveled and explosive T20 batsman with a high strike rate
  • Gary Ballance - Played for Zimbabwe U19's before representing England from 2013. Captain of Yorkshire CCC.
  • Colin de Grandhomme - Represented Zimbabwe U19's in the 2004 World Cup, before moving to New Zealand. He played in the 2019 World Cup Final and represented Kolkata Knight Riders & Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL
  • Sam Curran - Represented Zimbabwe U13's before moving to England.

A red box around the year indicates tournaments played within Zimbabwe

ICC Cricket World Cup

World Cup record
Year Round Position GP W L T NR
1975 Not eligible (not an ICC member)
1979
1983 Group stage 8/8 6 1 5 0 0
1987 6 0 6 0 0
1992 Group stage 9/9 8 1 7 0 0
1996 Group stage 9/12 6 1 4 0 1
1999 Super Sixes 5/12 8 3 4 0 1
2003 6/14 9 3 5 0 1
2007 Group stage 13/16 3 0 2 1 0
2011 10/14 6 2 4 0 0
2015 11/14 6 1 5 0 0
2019 Did Not Qualify
2023 Yet to qualify
Total Super Sixes (twice) 5th 58 12 42 1 3

ICC World Twenty20

Renamed as 'ICC T20 World Cup' from 2020.

World Twenty20 record
Year Round Position GP W L T NR
2007 Group stage 9/12 2 1 1 0 0
2009 Withdrew
2010 Group stage 10/12 2 0 2 0 0
2012 11/12
2014 11/16 3 2 1 0 0
2016
2021 Not eligible (Suspended)
2022 TBD
Total Group Stage 9th 12 5 7 0 0

ICC Trophy/ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier

Known as the 'ICC Trophy' from 1979 to 2005.

World Cup Qualifier record
Year Round Position Matches Won Lost Tied Ab Win %
1979 Not eligible (not an ICC member)
1982 Champion 1/16 7 5 0 0 2 100.00%
1986 Champion 1/16 6 6 0 0 0 100.00%
1990 Champion 1/17 7 7 0 0 0 100.00%
1994 Not eligible (ICC Full member)
1997
2001
2005
2009
2014
2018 3rd 3/10 9 5 2 1 1 68.75%
Total Champion (thrice) 1st (thrice) 29 23 2 1 3 90.38%

ICC Champions Trophy

Known as the "ICC Knockout" in 1998 and 2000

ICC Champions Trophy record
Year Round Position GP W L T NR
1998 Pre-quarter-final 9/9 1 0 1 0 0
2000 Quarter-finals 8/11 1 0 1 0 0
2002 Pool stage 9/12 2 0 2 0 0
2004 Group stage
2006 Qualifying round 10/10 3 0 3 0 0
2009 Did not qualify (outside top 8 in ODI rankings)
2013
2017
Total Quarter-finals 8th 9 0 9 0 0

Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games records
Year Round Position GP W L T NR Win %
1998 Group stage 14/16 3 0 3 0 0 0.00%
Total 3 0 3 0 0 0.00%

International match summary

Playing record
Format M W L T D/NR Inaugural match
Test matches 115 13 74 0 28 18 October 1992
One-Day Internationals 538 139 379 8 12 9 June 1983
Twenty20 Internationals 96 24 70 2 0 28 November 2006

Last updated: 19 September 2021.

Test matches

Most Test runs for Zimbabwe

Player Runs Average Career span
Andy Flower 4794 51.54 1992–2002
Grant Flower 3457 29.54 1992–2004
Alistair Campbell 2858 27.21 1992–2002
Brendan Taylor 2320 36.25 2004–2021
Hamilton Masakadza 2223 30.04 2001–2018
Guy Whittall 2207 29.42 1993–2002
Heath Streak 1990 22.35 1993–2005
Stuart Carlisle 1615 26.91 1995–2005
Tatenda Taibu 1546 30.31 2001–2012
Dave Houghton 1464 43.05 1992–1997

Most Test wickets for Zimbabwe

Player Wickets Average Career span
Heath Streak 216 28.14 1993–2005
Ray Price 80 36.06 1999–2013
Paul Strang 70 36.02 1994–2001
Henry Olonga 68 38.52 1995–2002
Graeme Cremer 57 45.68 2005–2017
Bryan Strang 56 39.33 1995–2001
Andy Blignaut 53 37.05 2001–2005
Guy Whittall 51 40.94 1993–2002
Kyle Jarvis 46 29.43 2011–2020
Sikandar Raza 34 42.38 2013–2021

Test record versus other nations

Opponent M W L T D First match First win
Afghanistan 2 1 1 0 0 2 March 2021 3 March 2021
Australia 3 0 3 0 0 14 October 1999
Bangladesh 18 7 8 0 3 19 April 2001 22 April 2001
England 6 0 3 0 3 18 December 1996
India 11 2 7 0 2 18 October 1992 10 October 1998
New Zealand 17 0 11 0 6 1 November 1992
Pakistan 19 3 12 0 4 1 December 1993 4 February 1995
South Africa 9 0 8 0 1 13 October 1995
Sri Lanka 20 0 14 0 6 11 October 1994
West Indies 10 0 7 0 3 16 March 2000

Records complete to Test #2427. Last updated 11 July 2021.

One-Day Internationals

Most ODI runs for Zimbabwe

Player Runs Average Career span
Andy Flower 6786 35.34 1992–2003
Brendan Taylor 6684 35.55 2004–2021
Grant Flower 6571 33.52 1992–2010
Hamilton Masakadza 5658 27.73 2001–2019
Alistair Campbell 5185 30.50 1992–2003
Elton Chigumbura 4289 25.37 2004–2018
Sean Williams 3995 34.73 2005–2021
Tatenda Taibu 3383 29.41 2001–2012
Sikandar Raza 3011 34.60 2013–2021
Vusi Sibanda 2914 24.28 2003–2016

Most ODI wickets for Zimbabwe

Player Wickets Average Career span
Heath Streak 237 29.81 1993–2005
Prosper Utseya 133 46.90 2004–2015
Graeme Cremer 119 30.22 2009–2018
Grant Flower 104 40.62 1992–2010
Ray Price 100 35.75 2002–2012
Tendai Chatara 96 31.89 2013–2021
Paul Strang 96 33.05 1994–2001
Elton Chigumbura 95 42.70 2004–2018
Chris Mpofu 93 38.50 2004–2020
Guy Whittall 88 39.55 1993–2003

ODI record versus other nations

Opponent M W L T NR First match First win
v. Test nations
Afghanistan 25 10 15 0 0 18 July 2014 18 July 2014
Australia 30 2 27 0 1 9 June 1983 9 June 1983
Bangladesh 78 28 50 0 0 11 October 1997 11 October 1997
England 30 8 21 0 1 18 March 1992 18 March 1992
India 63 10 51 2 0 11 June 1983 7 February 1997
Ireland 16 7 7 1 1 15 March 2007 17 October 2008
New Zealand 38 9 27 1 1 10 October 1987 3 February 1996
Pakistan 62 4 54 2 2 27 February 1992 26 February 1995
South Africa 41 2 38 0 1 10 March 1992 29 May 1999
Sri Lanka 57 11 44 0 2 23 February 1992 5 November 1994
West Indies 48 10 36 1 1 13 June 1983 26 July 1999
v. Associate Members
Bermuda 2 2 0 0 0 18 May 2006 18 May 2006
Canada 2 2 0 0 0 16 May 2006 16 May 2006
Hong Kong 1 1 0 0 0 10 March 2018 10 March 2018
Kenya 32 25 5 0 2 26 February 1996 27 February 1996
Namibia 1 1 0 0 0 10 February 2003 10 February 2003
Netherlands 3 1 2 0 0 28 February 2003 28 February 2003
Scotland 3 1 1 1 0 15 June 2017 17 June 2017
United Arab Emirates 6 5 1 0 0 19 February 2015 19 February 2015

Records complete to ODI #4323. Last updated 13 September 2021.

Twenty20 Internationals

Most T20I runs for Zimbabwe

Player Runs Average Career span
Hamilton Masakadza 1662 26.00 2006–2019
Sean Williams 1034 23.50 2011–2021
Brendan Taylor 934 23.94 2006–2021
Elton Chigumbura 893 19.00 2006–2020
Craig Ervine 777 25.06 2010–2021

Most T20I wickets for Zimbabwe

Player Wickets Average Career span
Graeme Cremer 35 18.85 2008–2018
Tendai Chatara 34 24.73 2010–2021
Luke Jongwe 33 18.51 2015–2021
Chris Mpofu 33 31.36 2008–2020
Sean Williams 33 31.45 2006–2021

T20I record versus other nations

Opponent M W L T NR First match First win
v. Test nations
Afghanistan 12 1 11 0 0 26 October 2015 20 September 2019
Australia 3 1 2 0 0 12 September 2007 12 September 2007
Bangladesh 16 5 11 0 0 28 November 2006 11 May 2013
England 1 0 1 0 0 13 September 2007
India 7 2 5 0 0 12 June 2010 19 July 2015
Ireland 8 3 5 0 0 17 March 2014 14 July 2019
New Zealand 6 0 6 0 0 4 May 2010
Pakistan 17 1 16 0 0 12 October 2008 23 April 2021
South Africa 5 0 5 0 0 8 October 2010
Sri Lanka 3 0 3 0 0 10 October 2008
West Indies 3 1 2 0 0 28 February 2010 28 February 2010
v. Associate Members
Canada 2 1 0 1 0 11 October 2008 13 October 2008
Hong Kong 1 1 0 0 0 8 March 2016 8 March 2016
Nepal 2 2 0 0 0 27 September 2019 27 September 2019
Netherlands 3 1 1 1 0 19 March 2014 19 March 2014
Scotland 4 3 1 0 0 10 March 2016 10 March 2016
Singapore 2 1 1 0 0 29 September 2019 3 October 2019
United Arab Emirates 1 1 0 0 0 21 March 2014 21 March 2014

Records complete to T20I #1280. Last updated 19 September 2021.

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Zimbabwe national cricket team
Zimbabwe national cricket team Language Watch Edit This article is about the men s team For the women s team see Zimbabwe women s national cricket team The Zimbabwe national cricket team also known as Chevrons represents Zimbabwe in men s international cricket and is administered by Zimbabwe Cricket formerly known as the Zimbabwe Cricket Union Zimbabwe has been a Full Member of the International Cricket Council ICC since 1991 As of 7 April 2021 Zimbabwe is currently ranked 10th in Tests 12th in One Day Internationals ODIs and 11th in Twenty20 Internationals T20Is by the ICC 3 Zimbabwe National Cricket TeamZimbabwe cricket crestNickname s The Chevrons 1 2 AssociationZimbabwe CricketPersonnelTest captainSean WilliamsOne Day captainCraig ErvineT20I captainCraig ErvineCoachLalchand RajputHistoryTest status acquired1991International Cricket CouncilICC statusAssociate Member 1981 Full Member 1991 ICC regionACA Africa ICC RankingsCurrent 3 Best everTest10th8thODI14th8thT20I11th10thTestsFirst Testv India at Harare Sports Club Harare 18 22 October 1992Last Testv Bangladesh at Harare Sports Club Harare 7 11 July 2021TestsPlayedWon LostTotal 4 11513 74 28 draws This year 5 51 4 0 draws One Day InternationalsFirst ODIv Australia at Trent Bridge Nottingham 9 June 1983Last ODIv Ireland at Stormont Belfast 13 September 2021ODIsPlayedWon LostTotal 6 538139 379 8 ties 12 no results This year 7 61 4 0 ties 1 no result World Cup appearances9 first in 1983 Best resultSuper Sixes 1999 2003 World Cup Qualifier appearances4 first in 1982 Best resultChampions 1982 1986 1990 Twenty20 InternationalsFirst T20Iv Bangladesh at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium Khulna 28 November 2006Last T20Iv Scotland at The Grange Club Edinburgh 19 September 2021T20IsPlayedWon LostTotal 8 9624 70 2 ties 0 no result This year 9 176 11 0 ties 0 no result T20 World Cup appearances5 first in 2007 Best resultGroup stage 2007 2010 2012 2014 2016 Test kitODI kitAs of 19 September 2021 Contents 1 History 1 1 Before Test status 1 2 1992 1996 Early years of Test status 1 3 1997 2002 The golden era 1 4 2003 2004 Signs of decline 1 5 2005 2009 Worsening political situation steep decline and the exodus of players 1 6 2010 2013 Return to Tests and continued financial problems 1 7 2014 2021 Fall in rankings loss to associates and failure to reach 2019 World Cup 2 International grounds 3 Current squad 4 Coaching staff 5 Colours 6 Notable players 7 Tournament history 7 1 ICC Cricket World Cup 7 2 ICC World Twenty20 7 3 ICC Trophy ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 7 4 ICC Champions Trophy 7 5 Commonwealth Games 8 Records 8 1 Test matches 8 2 One Day Internationals 8 3 Twenty20 Internationals 9 See also 10 ReferencesHistory EditBefore Test status Edit Main article History of cricket in Rhodesia and Zimbabwe to 1992 Main article Rhodesia cricket team Zimbabwe known as Rhodesia until 1980 had a national cricket team before it achieved Test status A summary of key moments Rhodesia was represented in the South African domestic cricket tournament the Currie Cup sporadically from 1904 to 1932 and then regularly from 1946 until independence Following independence the country began to play more international cricket On 21 July 1981 Zimbabwe became an associate member of the ICC Zimbabwe participated in the 1983 Cricket World Cup as well as the 1987 and 1992 events 10 Zimbabwe s first World Cup campaign in 1983 ended in the group stage as they lost five of their six matches However they threw a surprise against Australia Batting first Zimbabwe reached a total of 239 for 6 in the allotted 60 overs with skipper Duncan Fletcher top scoring with 69 not out Fletcher then produced career best figures of 4 for 42 to restrict Australia to 226 for 7 thereby recording a stunning upset in cricket history 11 9 June 1983 ScorecardZimbabwe 239 6 60 overs v Australia 226 7 60 overs Duncan Fletcher 69 84 Graham Yallop 2 28 9 overs Kepler Wessels 76 130 Duncan Fletcher 4 42 11 overs Zimbabwe won by 13 runsTrent Bridge Nottingham Umpires David Constant Eng and Mervyn Kitchen Eng Player of the match Duncan Fletcher Zim Australia won the toss and elected to field Despite this victory Zimbabwe was knocked out in the group stage In the 1987 World Cup Zimbabwe lost all six of their group stage matches though they came very close to winning against New Zealand Chasing 243 to win from 50 overs wicketkeeper batsman David Houghton scored 142 but Zimbabwe were all out for 239 in the final over thus losing by three runs 12 In the 1992 tournament Zimbabwe failed to progress beyond the round robin stage losing seven of their eight matches though there were two notable achievements Against Sri Lanka in their first match Zimbabwe posted their then highest total of 312 for 4 with wicketkeeper batsman Andy Flower top scoring with 115 not out However the Sri Lankans chased this total down with four balls to spare winning by three wickets 13 In their final match Zimbabwe faced England in an inconsequential encounter England having already made the semi finals Batting first Zimbabwe were all out for 134 Eddo Brandes then produced a stunning spell of 4 for 21 including dismissing Graham Gooch the first ball to help restrict England to 125 all out and thus give Zimbabwe a shock nine run victory 18 March 1992 ScorecardZimbabwe 134 46 1 overs v England 125 49 1 overs David Houghton 29 74 Ian Botham 3 23 10 overs Alec Stewart 29 96 Eddo Brandes 4 21 10 overs Zimbabwe won by 9 runsLavington Sports Oval Albury Umpires Brian Aldridge NZ and Khizer Hayat Pak Player of the match Eddo Brandes Zim England won the toss and elected to field Despite this victory Zimbabwe was knocked out in the round robin stage These twenty World Cup matches were Zimbabwe s only international games during this period 14 1992 1996 Early years of Test status Edit Zimbabwe was granted Test status by the ICC in July 1992 and played its first Test match in October that year against India at Harare Sports Club They became the ninth Test nation 15 Zimbabwe s early Test performances were consistently weak leading to suggestions that they had been granted Test status prematurely Of their first 30 Test matches they won just one at home against Pakistan in early 1995 31 January 4 February 1995 ScorecardZimbabwe v Pakistan544 4d 165 overs Grant Flower 201 523 Aaqib Javed 2 73 34 1 overs 322 124 overs Inzamam ul Haq 71 197 Heath Streak 6 90 39 overs 158 62 overs Inzamam ul Haq 65 98 Heath Streak 3 15 11 overs Zimbabwe won by an innings and 64 runs Harare Sports Club Harare Umpires Mervyn Kitchen Eng and Ian Robinson Zim Player of the match Andy Flower Zim and Grant Flower Zim Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat This Test was also notable in marking the debut of Henry Olonga the first black cricketer to play for Zimbabwe Despite the victory Zimbabwe lost the three Test series 2 1 In the one day arena however the team soon became competitive if not particularly strong In particular world respect was gained for their fielding ability 1997 2002 The golden era Edit Old logo of the Zimbabwe Cricket Union Despite his team s difficulties wicket keeper batsman Andy Flower was at one point rated the best batsman in world cricket During this era Zimbabwe also produced such cricketers as Flower s brother Grant and allrounders Andy Blignaut and Heath Streak who was later appointed national captain Murray Goodwin was also a world class batsman following his retirement from international cricket he has scored heavily for Sussex Another world class batsman was David Houghton who holds the record for the highest individual Test score for Zimbabwe of 266 against Sri Lanka in 1994 95 Sometime captain and middle order batsman Alistair Campbell leg spinning all rounder Paul Strang Eddo Brandes and pace bowler opener Neil Johnson were other important contributors for Zimbabwe on the world stage at this time With the appearance of these quality players a breakthrough was achieved in levels of performance in the late 1990s where the Zimbabwean team began winning Tests against other nations which included a series win against Pakistan Unfortunately the political situation in Zimbabwe declined at around the same time which had a detrimental effect on the national team s performances Zimbabwe excelled at the 1999 Cricket World Cup coming in fifth place in the Super Sixes and only missing out on a semi final place due to having an inferior net run rate than New Zealand In the group stage Zimbabwe beat India by three runs 16 before facing their neighbours South Africa then the best team in the world Batting first Zimbabwe made 233 for 6 with a well fought 76 by opening batsman Neil Johnson In reply South Africa collapsed to 40 for 6 before Lance Klusener and Shaun Pollock scored half centuries to reduce the margin of defeat to 48 runs This was South Africa s first defeat against Zimbabwe and one of Zimbabwe s most famous wins Neil Johnson also excelled with the ball taking three wickets and claiming the Man of the Match award Johnson quit playing for Zimbabwe after this tournament 29 May 1999 ScorecardZimbabwe 233 6 50 overs v South Africa 185 47 2 overs Neil Johnson 76 117 Allan Donald 3 41 10 overs Lance Klusener 52 58 Neil Johnson 3 27 8 overs Zimbabwe won by 48 runsCounty Ground Chelmsford Umpires David Shepherd Eng and Srinivas Venkataraghavan Ind Player of the match Neil Johnson Zim Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat Zimbabwe progressed to the Super Six stage During this period Zimbabwe beat all Test playing nations except Australia regularly in ODI series Zimbabwe beat New Zealand both home and away in 2000 2001 The team also reached the finals of many multi national one day tournaments 2003 2004 Signs of decline Edit The increasing politicization of cricket including selectorial policy along with the declining situation in Zimbabwe disrupted the 2003 Cricket World Cup which was jointly hosted by Zimbabwe and South Africa England forfeited a match scheduled to be played in Zimbabwe risking their own progress through the competition citing security concerns as their reason Zimbabwean players Andy Flower and fast bowler Henry Olonga wore black armbands for mourning the death of democracy in Zimbabwe Both were immediately dismissed from the team and applied for political asylum overseas This public political protest caused considerable embarrassment to the co hosts and disrupted team harmony 17 18 Since the 2003 World Cup with a succession of Zimbabwe s best players ending their international careers early a new side began to develop featuring the likes of Travis Friend Andy Blignaut Hamilton Masakadza Douglas Hondo Craig Wishart Ray Price Sean Ervine Mark Vermeulen Tatenda Taibu Elton Chigumbura Prosper Utseya Dougie Marillier and Barney Rogers Whilst not of the same caliber of Streak Goodwin and the Flower brothers this new breed of predominantly multi disciplined players formed a solid backbone to a competitive if usually unsuccessful side In late 2003 Zimbabwe toured Australia in a two match series The series was more memorable for Australian opener Matthew Hayden s innings in the first Test in which he overcame a back strain to score a then record 380 runs than for the Zimbabwean performance 19 Zimbabwe lost its first match against Bangladesh in 2004 In 2004 captain Heath Streak was sacked by the ZCU now Zimbabwe Cricket prompting a walkout by 14 other players in protest against political influence in the team s management and selection policies A scheduled tour by Sri Lanka went ahead but this was a lopsided affair with Zimbabwe represented by fringe players who were not of international standard 20 21 Because of this the ZCU accepted that Zimbabwe was to play no further Test cricket in 2004 though its status as a Test nation was unaffected 22 2005 2009 Worsening political situation steep decline and the exodus of players Edit After a series of poor Test performances following the resignation of several senior players the Zimbabwean team was voluntarily suspended from Test cricket in late 2005 by its cricket board with ICC encouragement 23 In early 2005 Heath Streak was reinstated into the national side but the political situation in Zimbabwe involving Operation Murambatsvina disrupted the Zimbabwean team During overseas tours the players were often said to be buying necessities that were unavailable or prohibitively expensive at home as opposed to the souvenirs which other touring teams would purchase In 2005 an agreement was signed which led to the return of many of the rebels to the Zimbabwe side 24 However results failed to improve as in March Zimbabwe lost both their Tests on tour against South Africa by an innings Worse was to follow in August when they were crushed on home soil by New Zealand in a match that was completed in just two days In the process Zimbabwe was humiliated they became only the second side in Test history after India in 1952 to be bowled out twice in the space of one day Then they lost both their Tests to India at home later in September After the series against India Streak announced his retirement from international cricket dealing yet another blow to the beleaguered team By November 2005 the players were once again in dispute with Zimbabwe Cricket over political interference in the management of the game as well as contract negotiations and the new captain Tatenda Taibu resigned from international cricket By then the team had been further weakened by the departure of the likes of Dougie Marillier Craig Wishart and Sean Ervine all of whom retired in protest and expressed disillusionment in the local cricket hierarchy By January 2006 37 Zimbabwean cricketers had failed to receive any offer of renegotiation talks from Zimbabwe Cricket after their contracts with the board had expired This body of players demanded that the chairman and managing director of Zimbabwe Cricket Peter Chingoka and Ozias Bvute be removed from office for there to be any hope for the players to return to the international stage On 6 January 2006 the Sports and Recreation Commission a division of the Zimbabwean government took over the offices of Zimbabwe Cricket The apparent takeover has resulted in the firing of all whites and Asians among the board directors because of their racial connotations and saving their own agendas and not government policy according to Gibson Mashingaidze an army brigadier and chairman of the government s Sports and Recreation Commission An interim board was appointed as the new leading party of cricket in Zimbabwe with Peter Chingoka appointed as the committee s head Given Chingoka s close ties to Bvute it was likely that the latter would continue in his post as well On 18 January 2006 Zimbabwe Cricket announced that they were suspending the playing of Test cricket for the rest of the year 25 Zimbabwe s coach Kevin Curran said that Zimbabwe were aiming to play their next Test against the West Indies in November 2007 26 It was felt by observers that the Zimbabwean national team was not of sufficient Test standard and that competing against Full Member sides would do little to improve standards given the likely one sided nature of the games Bangladesh for a long time seen as the whipping boys of Test cricket recorded their first win against Zimbabwe and were thereafter regarded as being of a superior standard On 8 August 2011 Zimbabwe recorded a resounding victory in the one Test match series over Bangladesh played in Harare Domestically the Logan Cup Zimbabwe s first class competition played amongst the provinces was canceled in 2006 for the first time since its inception over a century ago though the Cup was not played during some of the years of the World Wars This was widely seen due to concern by ZC that the standard of play would be so poor as to be both not worthwhile and potentially harmful to the external image of cricket in Zimbabwe The one day trophy the Faithwear Cup was contested and drew complaints from observers that the quality was less than club level As well as player exodus the main reason for this catastrophic fall in standards was put down to wrangling within Zimbabwe Cricket where internal politics motivated the removal of the historic provinces and their replacement with revamped newly designated provincial teams Zimbabwe s economic collapse led to scanty attendance at games and players not receiving their salaries for long periods of time In a further harmful incident ex player Mark Vermeulen was arrested after attempting to burn down ZC s offices and successfully destroying the Zimbabwe Cricket Academy s premises In a nation in increasing social and economic turmoil such facilities are hard to replace and their loss has proven difficult to manage for a cricket administration already short of top quality facilities In the period leading up to the 2007 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies and to stop a similar exodus of players as after the 2003 World Cup the selected players were asked to sign a new contract The players were summoned to meet Ozias Bvute Zimbabwe Cricket s managing director a week or so before they were due to set off and given an ultimatum sign the contract on offer or be removed from the squad It is understood that they were not allowed to take advice and were told they had to make the decision there and then One player told his teammates that there were certain things contained in the contracts that needed clarification He was summoned back into Bvute s office and warned that it was a take it or leave it offer this player was later revealed to be Anthony Ireland 27 Another said that when he told Bvute he wanted to consult with friends Bvute picked up the phone and called Kenyon Ziehl the head of selection and told him he wanted the player replaced in the squad Unsurprisingly the player backed down and signed In light of the poor state of Zimbabwe s finances and that Zimbabwe Cricket had to borrow around US 1 million in early 2007 pending receipt of monies from the World Cup to help them over an ongoing cash crisis the board agreed to pay match fees in US dollars The players were to be paid US 2000 per appearance and a series of US 500 bonuses based on wickets taken and fifties scored The maximum payment was believed to be capped at around US 8000 However fees were not paid until June 2007 to stop the exodus and help cash flow 28 The specter of continued problems with the ZC board influenced some players to cut their losses and seek to finish their careers abroad Anthony Ireland accepted a contract to play for Gloucestershire during 2007 while opener Vusi Sibanda also left More are thought to be considering following suit Zimbabwe fared poorly in the 2007 Cricket World Cup even failing to beat non Test playing Ireland Zimbabwe upset Australia in its opening match of the Twenty20 World Championship in Cape Town defeating them by 5 wickets Brendan Taylor led the way for Zimbabwe with first class wicket keeping a catch stumping and run out and a crucial unbeaten 60 from 45 deliveries He was announced as Man of the Match They then lost to England by 50 runs meaning they exited the tournament at the first stage due to their net run rate being inferior to both Australia and England after Australia had beaten England in the other group match 12 September 18 00 scorecard Australia 138 9 20 overs v Zimbabwe 139 5 19 5 overs Brad Hodge 35 22 Elton Chigumbura 3 20 3 Brendan Taylor 64 46 Stuart Clark 2 22 4 Zimbabwe won by 5 wicketsNewlands Cricket Ground Cape Town Umpires Asad Rauf Pak and Tony Hill NZ Player of the match Brendan Taylor Zim There was more encouraging news in October 2007 when it was announced that Zimbabwe would compete in all three domestic competitions in South Africa as part of Cricket South Africa s attempts to improve the standard of cricket in Zimbabwe 29 However their participation in the above competitions was thrown into doubt when the plans were postponed pending a Cricket South Africa board meeting 30 A compromise was reached late in November 2007 meaning Zimbabwe would have taken part in the MTN Domestic Championship and the Standard Bank Pro 20 Series but not the SuperSport Series as originally planned 31 Instead they played three first class four day games against a South African Composite XI made up of franchise and provincial players The three games in Paarl Potchefstroom and Kimberley were all won by Zimbabwe 32 In between those games they played a five match One Day International series against the West Indies scoring an upset win in the opening match 33 before losing the series 3 1 The final match was abandoned due to rain 34 Zimbabwe s performance against Bangladesh during this time was extremely poor as they lost every ODI series except one at home including a 0 5 whitewash in 2006 Zimbabwe also lost against non Test playing nation Kenya very often But in 2009 they bounced back beating their African neighbors 9 1 in ten games Zimbabwean players take the drinks break in their ODI match against Bangladesh at Sher e Bangla Cricket Stadium Dhaka on 23 January 2009 2010 2013 Return to Tests and continued financial problems Edit Zimbabwe won an ODI and a T20I during their tour of the West Indies Zimbabwe reached the finals of a triangular tournament that included India and Sri Lanka They lost their remaining matches in the year except against Ireland whom they beat 2 1 at home Zimbabwe started their World Cup 2011 campaign with a 91 run defeat by Australia at Ahmadabad on 21 February 2011 They then recorded a comfortable victory over Canada before losing by 10 wickets to New Zealand on 4 March 2011 Further heavy defeats by Sri Lanka and Pakistan followed before a consolation victory over Kenya was achieved in Zimbabwe s final game of the tournament After these defeats opening batsman Brendan Taylor was announced as captain of all formats on 24 June 2011 replacing Elton Chigumbura Zimbabwe returned to Test cricket on 4 August 2011 after a six year exile hosting Bangladesh in a one off Test match at Harare The national team s re introduction to Test cricket was successful as they won by 130 runs 35 4 8 August 2011 ScorecardZimbabwe v Bangladesh370 131 overs Hamilton Masakadza 104 244 Shakib Al Hasan 3 62 26 overs 287 96 2 overs Mohammad Ashraful 73 158 Brian Vitori 4 66 24 overs 291 5d 92 overs Brendan Taylor 105 175 Shafiul Islam 1 29 11 overs 244 57 3 overs Abdur Razzak 43 17 Kyle Jarvis 4 61 16 3 overs Zimbabwe won by 130 runs Harare Sports Club Harare Umpires Kumar Dharmasena SL and Bruce Oxenford Aus Player of the match Brendan Taylor Zim Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field As part of the lead up to their Test return Zimbabwe Cricket announced major upgrades to the Harare Sports Club and Mutare Sports Club grounds 36 Plans for a new Test ground at Victoria Falls were also revealed 37 ZC also signed a US 1 million deal with Reebok to sponsor the domestic competitions and manufacture the kits of the national team for three years 38 Following the Test Zimbabwe and Bangladesh contested a five match ODI series Zimbabwe won 3 2 thus recording their first ODI series win against a Test playing nation since 2006 39 40 Zimbabwe was beaten in all the formats by Pakistan After this they played a home series with New Zealand They were defeated 2 0 in the T20I series and New Zealand was 2 0 up in the ODI series The final ODI was being played at the Queen s Sports Club Bulawayo They were on a 12 match losing streak at that time Furthermore when batting first New Zealand scored 328 in 50 overs nobody gave Zimbabwe a chance of winning The Zimbabweans have never chased an ODI total over 300 before However they did it successfully for the first time in their history Zimbabwe s main aim in the innings break was to lose with dignity When opener Vusi Sibanda was out for a duck even that seemed to be a tall order but skipper Brendan Taylor changed the entire complexion of the match Taylor scored a brilliant 75 before he was dismissed fresh from the centuries he scored from the last games After Taylor s dismissal Tatenda Taibu s speedy fifty kept Zimbabwe in the hunt However the match changing partnership was between the two all rounders Malcolm Waller and Elton Chigumbura Waller played one of the greatest innings in ODI history as he scored 99 In the end he even did not think of his century but to just take his team over the line His unselfishness brought about for Zimbabwe a much needed victory His partner Chigumbura scored a brisk 47 and was quite unlucky to miss out on his half century bowled by Jacob Oram after he along with Waller had taken the equation below a run a ball When Keegan Meth was bowled two balls later for a duck Waller kept his cool as he marshaled the middle order efficiently assisted by a six by debutant Natsai Mushangwe and then enough support by Ray Price brought the scores level After Price was dismissed caught it was the last wicket Zimbabwe had and the new man in was another debutant Njabulo Ncube Waller is said to have advised him No matter what happens if I get bat on the ball let s take the run And the run they did take thereby recording a legendary victory for Zimbabwe According to an interview later Waller said that he was thinking of a swing and get the ball over the ground so that both his team could win and he could get a century but later he thought that he would rather take the team home rather than get 100 Waller was the Man of the Match for his spectacular performance while Brendan Taylor was Man of the Series 41 42 43 25 October 2011 ScorecardNew Zealand 328 5 50 overs v Zimbabwe 329 9 49 5 overs Ross Taylor 119 126 Njabulo Ncube 3 69 8 5 overs Malcolm Waller 99 74 Jacob Oram 3 44 9 5 overs Zimbabwe won by 1 wicketQueens Sports Club Bulawayo Umpires Owen Chirombe Zim and Bruce Oxenford Aus Player of the match Malcolm Waller Zim New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat Despite this victory Zimbabwe lost the series 2 1 Nonetheless Brendan Taylor received the Man of the Series award Zimbabwe came close to winning the solitary Test between the teams Chasing 366 to win in their second innings Zimbabwe were well placed at 265 for 3 with Taylor making 117 before a collapse handed New Zealand a 34 run victory 44 Zimbabwe then toured New Zealand in January and February 2012 for a single Test three ODI and two T20I series but lost all six matches 45 In the Test they were bowled out twice on the third day for 51 their lowest Test score and 143 to lose by an innings and 301 runs 46 In June 2012 Zimbabwe beat South Africa in a t20 match of an unofficial triangular T20 tournament where Bangladesh national cricket team also featured This was the 3rd match of the tournament They beat South Africa by 29 runs They also had beaten Bangladesh in the first match of that tournament by 10 runs In the 3rd match against South Africa although there were no AB de Villiers and Jacques Kallis the South Africa team was very much strong Winning the toss and electing to bat first Vusi Sibanda and Hamilton Masakadza opened the innings and scored 58 and 55 respectively The wicket keeper captain Brendan Taylor scored a quickfire 38 from 21 balls in the end They scored 176 4 in 20 overs Coming to chase South African batsmen Richard Levi and Colin Ingram scored 40 and 48 respectively But the other batsmen struggle to make it and went all out on 147 within 19 2 overs Christopher Mpofu took 3 for 20 In the next meetings with South Africa and Bangladesh Zimbabwe lost both of the matches and ended in the same points as those of South Africa and Bangladesh Due to better net run rates Zimbabwe and South Africa progressed to the final On 24 June 2012 in the final match South Africa batted first and scored 146 runs with the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs While an early collapse occurred in their innings South Africa managed to get back with a fair score as Faf du Plessis scored 66 off 57 balls and Albie Morkel scored a quickfire 34 not out off 23 balls Kyle Jarvis of Zimbabwe took 2 wickets for 22 runs coming out to chase Zimbabwe started well but Vusi Sibanda went out on 24 off 16 But then the captain Brendan Taylor and Hamilton Masakadza well built the innings scoring 59 not out and 58 not out respectively They took Zimbabwe to victory as they scored 150 for the loss of 1 wicket in 17 1 overs Zimbabwe won by 9 wickets and clinched the T20 series in front of a full house packed with native Zimbabwean crowd at the Harare Sports Club ground Brendan Taylor was the man of the match and Hamilton Masakadza got the man of the series award Zimbabwe lost all their matches in 2010 and 2012 World t20s in the opening stage Zimbabwe toured West Indies again in 2013 This time they were less successful and lost all matches Zimbabwe then hosted Bangladesh in June They won the One Day International series 2 1 while the Test and T20I series were tied 1 1 They then lost an ODI series 0 5 at home to world champions India During August and September 2013 Zimbabwe hosted Pakistan in a two Test three ODI and two T20I series 47 Pakistan won both T20Is before coming from behind to win the ODI series 2 1 They then won the first Test following a double century by Younis Khan in the second innings However Zimbabwe won the second Test by 24 runs their first Test victory against a team other than Bangladesh since 2001 to draw the series 1 1 48 10 14 September 2013 ScorecardZimbabwe v Pakistan294 109 5 overs Hamilton Masakadza 75 169 Junaid Khan 4 67 33 overs 230 104 5 overs Younis Khan 77 223 Brian Vitori 5 61 26 5 overs 199 89 5 overs Tino Mawoyo 58 165 Rahat Ali 5 52 24 5 overs 239 81 overs Misbah ul Haq 79 181 Tendai Chatara 5 61 23 overs Zimbabwe won by 24 runs Harare Sports Club Harare Umpires Steve Davis Aus and Ranmore Martinesz SL Player of the match Tendai Chatara Zim Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat The two Test series was drawn 1 1 Throughout the period Zimbabwe s financial condition deeply worsened The ICC had to step in and provide financial assistance but the usage of monetary benefits has been a question of debate 49 50 Zimbabwe players have threatened boycott many times of late and have formed a players Union 51 52 Zimbabwe team has struggled to attract sponsors and this has affected its domestic structure leading to cancellation of many tournaments such as Pro40 A number of franchises also have been cancelled Multiple tours have been postponed cancelled or have gone un televised 53 54 2014 2021 Fall in rankings loss to associates and failure to reach 2019 World Cup Edit At the 2014 World Twenty20 in Bangladesh Zimbabwe was eliminated in the group stage A last ball defeat against Ireland was followed by victories over the Netherlands also off the last ball and the United Arab Emirates but a resounding win for the Netherlands over Ireland meant that the Dutch progressed to the Super 10 stage on net run rate In July 2014 Zimbabwe hosted Afghanistan in a four ODI series They won the first two matches before the Afghans won the last two to draw the series 55 The following month Zimbabwe hosted South Africa in a single Test and three ODI series losing all four matches 56 Following the South African tour Australia arrived in Zimbabwe for a triangular ODI series with the hosts and South Africa 57 While Zimbabwe lost their first two matches to Australia and South Africa respectively they pulled off a significant upset by beating Australia in the 4th match of the series 58 This was the first time Zimbabwe had beaten Australia in 31 years with their last win coming in the 1983 world cup in England 59 Despite this win Zimbabwe lost their final match and were knocked out of the tournament 31 August 2014 ScorecardAustralia 209 9 50 overs v Zimbabwe 211 7 48 overs Michael Clarke 68 102 Sean Williams 2 21 10 overs Elton Chigumbura 52 68 Nathan Lyon 4 44 10 overs Zimbabwe won by 3 wicketsHarare Sports Club Harare Umpires Owen Chirombe ZIM and Aleem Dar Pak Player of the match Elton Chigumbura Zim Australia won toss and elected to bat Zimbabwe s victory over Australia was their first ODI win against them in 31 years 60 In late 2014 Zimbabwe toured Bangladesh for a three Test and five ODI series They lost all eight matches 61 Following this Stephen Mangongo was sacked as coach 62 In late December 2014 Zimbabwe Cricket appointed Dav Whatmore as coach replacing Mangongo 63 64 Zimbabwe geared up for the 2015 Cricket World Cup by winning all games against Northern Districts XI 65 before facing New Zealand in their first warm up game 66 New Zealand were reduced to 157 7 before rain intervened In the next game Zimbabwe upset Sri Lanka by seven wickets 67 Zimbabwe lost their opening game to South Africa following which they beat the United Arab Emirates before losing to West Indies Zimbabwe then went on to lose a close encounter to Pakistan 68 During the Pool B match between Ireland and Zimbabwe Sean Williams was caught by Ireland s John Mooney in a close run chase Mooney was extremely close to the boundary and eight different television replays were inconclusive as to whether his foot had touched the boundary rope Meanwhile Williams had walked and the umpires signaled him out Zimbabwe went on to lose the game and was knocked out of the tournament as a result 69 In their last game Zimbabwe lost to India Zimbabwe finished their world cup campaign with just one win over UAE in the first round Despite this Zimbabwe turned out to be very competitive and suffered four of the closest losses in the preliminary round of the tournament 70 During the tournament Brendan Taylor announced his retirement from Zimbabwe cricket 71 even as he finished the tournament with 433 runs and two centuries 72 At the finish of the tournament Taylor was among the leading run getters of the tournament 73 In May 2015 Zimbabwe became the first team in six years to tour Pakistan Zimbabwe lost the T20I series 0 2 and the ODI series by an identical margin 74 In July that year Zimbabwe hosted India and lost the ODI series 0 3 75 while the T20I series was tied 1 1 which included Zimbabwe s first T20I win in Harare 76 Zimbabwe then hosted New Zealand in August for a three match ODI series and won the first game but went on to lose the series 1 2 77 as well as the lone T20I 78 Pakistan arrived in late September following a decision to postpone their tour Pakistan won the T20Is 2 0 and the ODI series 2 1 79 Following the series against Pakistan Zimbabwe simultaneously hosted associates Ireland and Afghanistan in October Zimbabwe beat Ireland 2 1 in ODIs 80 But Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe 3 2 to win the ODI series 81 This was the first time an associate nation had beaten a full member in a bilateral series 82 Zimbabwe then went on to lose the T20I series 0 2 as well to Afghanistan 83 After series of losses within home soil Zimbabwe toured Bangladesh in November But losses continued to attack Zimbabweans where they lost the ODI series 0 3 84 while the T20Is were drawn 1 1 85 At the end of 2015 and the start of 2016 Zimbabwe contested a five ODI and two T20I series against Afghanistan in the United Arab Emirates They took the ODI series to the deciding match before losing 3 2 and lost both T20Is 86 87 Zimbabwe then toured Bangladesh for a four T20I series which was drawn 2 2 88 After Chigumbura stepped down as captain Hamilton Masakadza was named skipper 89 During the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 in India Zimbabwe were knocked out in the first round after they lost to Afghanistan by 59 runs 90 Zimbabwe axed coach Whatmore and captain Hamilton Masakadza before the India tour in mid 2016 Makhaya Ntini the bowling coach was given interim responsibility of coaching while previously appointed vice captain Graeme Cremer who had missed the ICC World Twenty20 2016 was appointed stand in captain Lance Klusener was appointed batting coach on a full time basis 91 India toured Zimbabwe for the fourth time in about six years for a three ODI and three t20I series Indian selectors rested most of its senior players except for skipper MS Dhoni who visited the country for the first time in the decade Zimbabwe was thrashed 0 3 in the ODI series which led to angry reactions by the fans 92 To add injury to insult several key Zimbabwe players like Sean Williams Craig Ervine Vusi Sibanda Luke Jongwe Richmond Mutumbami and Tinashe Panyangara were injured before or during the t20 series Despite this Zimbabwe managed to win the first T20I by two runs before going down meekly in the second The series remained tied 1 1 after two games 93 In the last game Zimbabwe went down fighting by 3 runs to lose the series 1 2 In 2016 season New Zealand toured Zimbabwe in late July and won both tests convincingly recorded as the Zimbabwe s sixth straight loss to Kiwis 94 95 Before the Sri Lanka tour on late September Streak was appointed as head coach of Zimbabwe with Ntini appointed as bowling coach The task was given to qualify for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup and go up through the ranks in coming years 96 Zimbabwe played their 100th Test match on 29 October 2016 against Sri Lanka but lost the match by 225 runs in the last hour of the fifth day after a fighting innings by skipper Graeme Cremer 97 98 Zimbabwe went on to lose the two match series 0 2 99 The test series was followed by a tri series also featuring West Indies Zimbabwe advanced to the finals with four different results a loss a tie a no result and a win However Zimbabwe lost the final to Sri Lanka by six wickets 100 In early 2017 Afghanistan again defeated Zimbabwe in the ODI series and won the series 3 2 101 Zimbabwe s next one day international series was against Scotland in the European country in mid 2017 which was tied 1 1 102 After 15 years Zimbabwe toured Sri Lanka for 5 ODIs and a single Test in late June 2017 In the first match against Sri Lanka at Galle on 30 June 2017 Zimbabwe recorded their first ODI win against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka which is also recorded as their first win in any format against them within Sri Lanka Solomon Mire scored a match winning century and Zimbabwe successfully chased 319 which was also recorded as the first successful chase over 300 on Sri Lankan soil 103 Despite the opening win Zimbabwe went on to lose the next two games but bounced back to win the fourth game in a rain affected match In the fifth game Sri Lanka set Zimbabwe a total of 204 runs to chase with Sikandar Raza claiming a career best 3 21 In reply Zimbabwe was 137 1 thanks to Hamilton Masakadza s 73 before a collapse saw them lose six wickets before reaching 175 Skipper Cremer joined Raza to score the remaining runs and Zimbabwe won with about 12 overs to spare 104 105 10 July 2017 ScorecardSri Lanka 203 8 50 overs v Zimbabwe 204 7 38 1 overs Asela Gunaratne 59 81 Sikandar Raza 3 21 10 overs Hamilton Masakadza 73 86 Akila Dananjaya 4 47 10 overs Zimbabwe won by 3 wicketsMahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium Hambantota Umpires Ian Gould Eng and Raveendra Wimalasiri SL Player of the match Sikandar Raza Zim Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to field Zimbabwe won the series 3 2 This was Zimbabwe s first series win against Sri Lanka 106 This was Zimbabwe s first away series win since 2009 This was Zimbabwe s first away series win against a test team since 2001 106 This was Zimbabwe s first series win against a test team other than Bangladesh since 2001 106 Hamilton Masakadza was declared man of the series Zimbabwe lost the following one off test by 4 wickets partly due to a controversial stumping decision on the fifth day of the test 107 Despite this Zimbabwe team and especially coach Heath Streak were showered with praises on their return 108 In October former players Brendan Taylor and Kyle Jarvis returned to the national team after a two year hiatus to play in the two test match series against the West Indies 109 Zimbabwe lost the first match and the two test series 0 1 to West Indies However their draw in the second game was their first in over 12 years and they also earned their first points on the ICC rankings table while ending their ten match losing streak Zimbabwe finished the year with an innings defeat within two days against South Africa in a rare four day test Zimbabwe began 2018 with one win against Sri Lanka out of four games in a tri series that involved hosts Bangladesh They failed to qualify for the finals Zimbabwe s next commitment was in the UAE where they again lost 0 2 to Afghanistan in a t20 series This was followed by yet another ODI series defeat 1 4 against Afghanistan In March Zimbabwe hosted nine other teams in the qualifiers for the 2019 ICC World Cup to decide the top two teams that will join the elite eight at cricket s premier event to be held in England and Wales Zimbabwe were placed in group B alongside Afghanistan Nepal Hong Kong and Scotland 110 Zimbabwe progressed to the super sixes by beating Nepal 111 Afghanistan 112 and Hong Kong 113 and earning a tie with Scotland 114 Zimbabwe beat Ireland in the first game 115 of the super sixes but lost the second to West Indies 116 Needing to win their last game Zimbabwe suffered a shock loss by 3 runs against UAE and were knocked out of the tournament 117 This was the first time Zimbabwe had failed to qualify for the Cricket World Cup With this failure Zimbabwe Cricket sacked all the national coaching staff national captain under 19 coach and national selector from their positions During a press conference ZC suggested that Brendan Taylor would take over leadership of the team 118 In May 2018 ZC announced the appointment of Lalchand Rajput as interim head coach 119 In August 2018 he was confirmed as the permanent coach of the team 120 In July 2018 Zimbabwe hosted Australia and Pakistan in a T20I tri series Zimbabwe players Brendan Taylor Graeme Cremer Sean Williams Craig Ervine and Sikandar Raza refused to play after being not paid their salaries for about a year which resulted in a depleted Zimbabwe side losing their games heavily and getting knocked out in the first round This was followed by a five ODI series against Pakistan where Zimbabwe further rattled by the losses of Malcolm Waller Solomon Mire and Kyle Jarvis lost all five games by heavy margins Zimbabwe s losing streak in international matches was extended to nineteen as the team lost the ODI series 0 3 and the t20I series 0 2 in South Africa in October and the ODI series 0 3 in Bangladesh in the same month Zimbabwe put an end to the streak by winning the first test against Bangladesh by 151 runs This was the Chevrons first away win since 2001 The series was eventually tied 1 1 2019 began on a bad note for Zimbabwe with Graeme Cremer putting his career on hold 121 and proposed tours of India and Afghanistan being called off 122 123 Zimbabwe retained Hamilton Masakadza as skipper for all formats despite the cricketer having not won a single limited overs match while Peter Moor was named deputy 124 However Masakadza along with Taylor missed the series against UAE due to injury 125 Moor captained the team in Masakadza s absence Under Moor Zimbabwe recorded their first series clean sweep in over a decade by beating UAE 4 0 Masakadza returned along with Taylor for Zimbabwe s tour to the Netherlands Zimbabwe lost the ODI series 0 2 After the Netherlands won the first t20i the second game ended in a dramatic tie Zimbabwe won the super over to tie the series 1 1 During the tour Zimbabwe s cricket board was suspended and was replaced by an interim board 126 Zimbabwe also lost the ODI series 0 3 in the subsequent tour of Ireland The t20I series was tied 1 1 ICC voluntarily suspended the Zimbabwe Cricket on 18 July 2019 from ICC tournaments citing political interventions in the Cricket Board of Zimbabwe The decision taken by ICC panel left several players frustrated 127 Due to the ban Zimbabwe could not compete in the qualifiers for 2020 ICC World Twenty20 128 Zimbabwe s board was reinstated by their government soon after but the suspension stayed 129 During the time Solomon Mire and captain Hamilton Masakadza under whom Zimbabwe had lost all 25 completed ODIs announced their retirements 130 Despite the suspension by the ICC Zimbabwe Cricket confirmed that they would still be participating in the 2019 20 Bangladesh Tri Nation Series as they can still play against other ICC members 131 The tri series started on 13 September with the final scheduled to be held on 24 September 132 133 134 Masakadza s last assignment led to Zimbabwe winning one game out of four and bowing out of the tournament 135 Under new stand in captain Sean Williams and missing many of their regular players Zimbabwe toured Singapore to play in a finale tri nation series also involving Nepal Zimbabwe beat Nepal in the first game but lost to 21st ranked Singapore in the second 136 Zimbabwe won the next two games to register their first ever series win in t20i format 137 In October 2019 the ICC lifted its suspension on Zimbabwe Cricket allowing them to take part in future ICC events 138 Zimbabwe s first commitment of the year 2020 was a two test home series against Sri Lanka which they lost 0 1 139 This was followed by a lone test and ODI series loss in Bangladesh They lost the lone test in Sylhet by an innings and 106 runs In the first ODI thanks to a Liton Das century they lost by a huge margin of 169 runs The second ODI was a closer affair as Donald Tiripano s incredible assault led to them causing a huge upset but eventually Zimbabwe lost by 4 runs They were crushed by a 292 run partnership by the Bangladeshi openers and went on to lose by 123 runs After the 0 3 loss the two teams squared off for a two game t20i series which Zimbabwe lost 0 2 140 As of April 25 2021 Zimbabwe had played 3 T20i matches against Pakistan marking a remarkable win in second T20 match held at 23 April in Harare restricting opposition to 99 10 against 119 and that was also their first ever victory in T20 against Pakistan 141 International grounds EditMain article List of cricket grounds in Zimbabwe Bulawayo Athletic Club Old Hararians Harare Sports Club Kwekwe Sports Club Queens Sports ClubLocations of all stadiums which have hosted an international cricket match within ZimbabweCurrent squad EditName Age Batting style Bowling style Domestic team Format S N CaptaincyBatsmenKevin Kasuza 28 Right handed OB Mountaineers Test Craig Ervine 36 Left handed OB Matabeleland Tuskers Test ODI T20I 77 Test ODI and T20I CaptainPrince Masvaure 33 Left handed LFM Mid West Rhinos Test Tarisai Musakanda 27 Right handed RM Mid West Rhinos Test T20I Dion Myers 19 Right handed RM Mountaineers Test ODI T20I Timycen Maruma 33 Right handed LB Mountaineers Test ODI 18 Tinashe Kamunhukamwe 26 Right handed OB Mashonaland Eagles ODI T20I 22 Tadiwanashe Marumani 19 Left handed OB Southern Rocks ODI T20I Takudzwanashe Kaitano 28 Right handed OB Mid West Rhinos Test All roundersDonald Tiripano 33 Right handed RFM Mountaineers Test ODI T20I Sikandar Raza 35 Right handed OB Southern Rocks Test ODI T20I Wesley Madhevere 21 Right handed OB Mashonaland Eagles Test ODI T20I 17 Sean Williams 35 Left handed SLA Matabeleland Tuskers Test ODI T20I 14 Ryan Burl 27 Left handed LB Mid West Rhinos Test ODI T20I 17 Milton Shumba 20 Left handed SLA Matabeleland Tuskers Test T20I 3 Roy Kaia 30 Right handed OB Southern Rocks Test Chamu Chibhabha 35 Right handed RM Mashonaland Eagles ODI T20I 33 Wicket keepersRegis Chakabva 34 Right handed OB Mashonaland Eagles Test ODI T20I 05 Test ODI and T20I Vice CaptainSpin BowlersTendai Chisoro 33 Left handed SLA Southern Rocks Test ODI T20I Wellington Masakadza 28 Left handed SLA Mountaineers T20I 11 Pace BowlersBlessing Muzarabani 25 Right handed RFM Southern Rocks Test ODI T20I 40Richard Ngarava 23 Left handed LFM Mashonaland Eagles Test ODI T20I 39Victor Nyauchi 29 Right handed RFM Mountaineers Test Luke Jongwe 26 Right handed RFM Matabeleland Tuskers Test ODI T20I Carl Mumba 26 Right handed RF Mid West Rhinos Test ODI T20I 69 Tendai Chatara 30 Right handed RF Mountaineers ODI T20I Coaching staff EditPosition NameDirector of Cricket Hamilton Masakadza 142 143 Manager Dilip Chouhan 144 Head Coach Lalchand Rajput 145 146 Batting Coach Stuart Matsikenyeri 147 Bowling Coach Douglas Hondo 144 Fielding CoachColours EditIn Test cricket Zimbabwe wears cricket whites with the Zimbabwe Bird insignia on the left side of the chest and the sponsor logo on the right side of the chest Fielders wear a dark green cap or a white sunhat also with the Zimbabwe Bird insignia The helmets worn by the batsmen are coloured similarly In ODI and T20 cricket Zimbabwe wears red kits usually with yellow accents or sometimes green or black Fielders wear a red baseball cap or a red sunhat The batsman helmet is dark green In ICC competitions the sponsor logo is on the left sleeve and the inscription ZIMBABWE is on the front of the shirt The current uniforms are manufactured by Vega Sportswear 148 Previous manufacturers were Reebok 149 2011 2013 Ihsan Sports 2004 2007 150 Asics 1999 and International Sports Clothing 1992 1996 PPC Zimbabwe is the current sponsor since 2018 151 Previous sponsors were Castle Lager 2013 2018 152 CBZ Limited 2010 2013 153 Old Mutual Life Assurance 2002 2004 154 and Zimbabwe Sun 155 Notable players EditPlayers are included here because of outstanding achievement or another prominence notoriety For a fuller list of Zimbabwean cricketers see Category Zimbabwean cricketers Andy Flower Eddo Brandes Fast bowler first Zimbabwean to take an ODI hat trick Originally a chicken farmer later became a coach in Australia Alistair Campbell Former national captain and opening batsman later an administrator and convener of selectors Kevin Curran Former all rounder and Zimbabwe coach 2005 2007 Father of Tom Curran Ben Curran amp Sam Curran Sean Ervine elder brother of Craig Currently plays county cricket for Hampshire Andy Flower Wicket keeper batsman former national captain and black arm band demonstrator Once ranked as the top batsman in Test cricket Coached the England team from 2009 to 2014 Grant Flower Also played county cricket for Leicestershire and Essex the latter alongside elder brother Andy Retired from playing in 2010 and became a batting coach first for Zimbabwe then Pakistan and currently for Sri Lanka Duncan Fletcher Former cricketer who coached Indian cricket team and England cricket team He was the coach of the England cricket team from 1999 2007 and is credited with the resurgence of the England team in Test cricket in the early 2000s Murray Goodwin Born in Salisbury now Harare he began his career with Western Australia in 1994 Played county cricket for Sussex and Glamorgan retired from playing in 2014 having made 71 first class hundreds Currently batting coach for Sussex Graeme Hick Member of 1983 World Cup squad at the age of 17 and represented Zimbabwe until 1986 Qualified for England and played international cricket from 1991 to 2001 Worcestershire County Cricket Club legend for whom he compiled 106 of his 136 first class hundreds David Houghton Former national captain has the highest individual Test score for Zimbabwe 266 Later coached Derbyshire is currently a batting consultant for the Ireland national team Kyle Jarvis Son of Malcolm Talented fast bowler represented Zimbabwe from 2009 to 2013 signed a Kolpak deal and played for Lancashire before returning to Zimbabwe in September 2017 Neil Johnson Born in Salisbury now Harare An all rounder opened both the batting and bowling for his country in the 1999 World Cup He won three Man of the Match awards and was influential in Zimbabwe s qualification to the Super 6 stage of the tournament Hamilton Masakadza Talented batsman and former national captain Made history by scoring a century on his Test debut at the age of 17 in 2001 was also the first black Zimbabwean to score a first class century and the first batsman to make two scores of 150 or more in the same ODI series against Kenya in 2009 Henry Olonga Quick bowler musician and black arm band demonstrator Olonga was the first black Zimbabwean to represent the country in 1995 Trevor Penney Represented Zimbabwe before becoming a Warwickshire County Cricket Club stalwart from 1992 to 2005 Since retirement his employment as fielding coach an art in which he excelled has been much sought after currently assisting the Indian national team Ray Price Spin bowler one of the few white players to regularly represent Zimbabwe before and after the rebellion of 2004 Also played county cricket for Worcestershire Paul Strang elder brother of Bryan Spin bowler and all rounder instrumental in Zimbabwe s rise in the mid to late 1990s current coach of the Auckland Aces Heath Streak Former national captain and leading wicket taker for Zimbabwe in both Test and ODI cricket Later became a bowling coach for both Zimbabwe and Bangladesh Tatenda Taibu Talented wicket keeper batsman became Zimbabwe s first black national captain in 2004 and at 20 the youngest Test captain ever a record he retains as of 2016 Quit cricket for the Church in 2012 but returned to the sport in 2016 as a convener of selectors and development officer 156 Brendan Taylor Regarded as one of Zimbabwe s few post isolation international class players became the first Zimbabwean batsman to hit back to back One Day International centuries and the first batsman to score more than 300 runs in a three match ODI series He opted for a Kolpak deal with Nottinghamshire after the 2015 World Cup Returned to Zimbabwe in September 2017 Charles Coventry Coventry jointly held the record for the highest score in ODIs with Saeed Anwar after equaling his 194 versus Bangladesh in 2009 at Bulawayo until it was surpassed by Sachin Tendulkar s 200 vs South Africa in 2010 John Traicos Born in Egypt of Greek descent represented South Africa in 1970 before ex communication The accurate off spin bowler who broke records for the longevity of Test career when Zimbabwe debuted in 1992 Popular in quizzes representing two countries in international but born in neither Prosper Utseya Spin bowler and former national captain Second highest ODI wicket taker in ODIs and second Zimbabwean to take an ODI hat trick Guy Whittall cousin of Andy Whittall All rounder and former captain Graeme Cremer Leg spin bowler and captain Leading wicket taker in T20 internationals for Zimbabwe Stuart Carlisle Middle order Batsman and former captain He represented the Zimbabwean national cricket team for 10 years and played 111 ODI and 37 test matches Elton Chigumbura Fast bowling all rounder Has taken over 100 ODI wickets and scored over 4000 ODI runs for Zimbabwe Captained the team twice periods first in 2010 then from 2014 till 2016 Also represented the U19 team in 2 world cups Also a well traveled and explosive T20 batsman with a high strike rate Gary Ballance Played for Zimbabwe U19 s before representing England from 2013 Captain of Yorkshire CCC Colin de Grandhomme Represented Zimbabwe U19 s in the 2004 World Cup before moving to New Zealand He played in the 2019 World Cup Final and represented Kolkata Knight Riders amp Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL Sam Curran Represented Zimbabwe U13 s before moving to England Tournament history EditA red box around the year indicates tournaments played within Zimbabwe ICC Cricket World Cup Edit World Cup recordYear Round Position GP W L T NR 1975 Not eligible not an ICC member 1979 1983 Group stage 8 8 6 1 5 0 0 1987 6 0 6 0 0 1992 Group stage 9 9 8 1 7 0 0 1996 Group stage 9 12 6 1 4 0 1 1999 Super Sixes 5 12 8 3 4 0 1 2003 6 14 9 3 5 0 1 2007 Group stage 13 16 3 0 2 1 0 2011 10 14 6 2 4 0 0 2015 11 14 6 1 5 0 0 2019 Did Not Qualify 2023 Yet to qualifyTotal Super Sixes twice 5th 58 12 42 1 3ICC World Twenty20 Edit Renamed as ICC T20 World Cup from 2020 World Twenty20 recordYear Round Position GP W L T NR 2007 Group stage 9 12 2 1 1 0 0 2009 Withdrew 2010 Group stage 10 12 2 0 2 0 0 2012 11 12 2014 11 16 3 2 1 0 0 2016 2021 Not eligible Suspended 2022 TBDTotal Group Stage 9th 12 5 7 0 0ICC Trophy ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier Edit Known as the ICC Trophy from 1979 to 2005 World Cup Qualifier recordYear Round Position Matches Won Lost Tied Ab Win 1979 Not eligible not an ICC member 1982 Champion 1 16 7 5 0 0 2 100 00 1986 Champion 1 16 6 6 0 0 0 100 00 1990 Champion 1 17 7 7 0 0 0 100 00 1994 Not eligible ICC Full member 1997 2001 2005 2009 2014 2018 3rd 3 10 9 5 2 1 1 68 75 Total Champion thrice 1st thrice 29 23 2 1 3 90 38 ICC Champions Trophy Edit Known as the ICC Knockout in 1998 and 2000 ICC Champions Trophy recordYear Round Position GP W L T NR 1998 Pre quarter final 9 9 1 0 1 0 0 2000 Quarter finals 8 11 1 0 1 0 0 2002 Pool stage 9 12 2 0 2 0 0 2004 Group stage 2006 Qualifying round 10 10 3 0 3 0 0 2009 Did not qualify outside top 8 in ODI rankings 2013 2017Total Quarter finals 8th 9 0 9 0 0Commonwealth Games Edit Commonwealth Games recordsYear Round Position GP W L T NR Win 1998 Group stage 14 16 3 0 3 0 0 0 00 Total 3 0 3 0 0 0 00 Records EditInternational match summary 157 158 159 Playing recordFormat M W L T D NR Inaugural matchTest matches 115 13 74 0 28 18 October 1992One Day Internationals 538 139 379 8 12 9 June 1983Twenty20 Internationals 96 24 70 2 0 28 November 2006 Last updated 19 September 2021 Test matches Edit Highest team total 563 9 declared v West Indies 27 31 July 2001 at Harare 160 Highest individual score 266 Dave Houghton v Sri Lanka 20 24 October 1994 at Bulawayo 161 Most individual runs in a match 341 Andy Flower 142 and 199 not out v South Africa 7 11 September 2001 at Harare Best individual bowling figures in an innings 8 109 Paul Strang v New Zealand 12 16 September 2000 at Bulawayo 162 Best individual bowling figures in a match 11 255 Adam Huckle 6 109 and 5 146 v New Zealand 25 29 September 1997 at Bulawayo 163 Most Test runs for Zimbabwe 164 Player Runs Average Career spanAndy Flower 4794 51 54 1992 2002Grant Flower 3457 29 54 1992 2004Alistair Campbell 2858 27 21 1992 2002Brendan Taylor 2320 36 25 2004 2021Hamilton Masakadza 2223 30 04 2001 2018Guy Whittall 2207 29 42 1993 2002Heath Streak 1990 22 35 1993 2005Stuart Carlisle 1615 26 91 1995 2005Tatenda Taibu 1546 30 31 2001 2012Dave Houghton 1464 43 05 1992 1997 Most Test wickets for Zimbabwe 165 Player Wickets Average Career spanHeath Streak 216 28 14 1993 2005Ray Price 80 36 06 1999 2013Paul Strang 70 36 02 1994 2001Henry Olonga 68 38 52 1995 2002Graeme Cremer 57 45 68 2005 2017Bryan Strang 56 39 33 1995 2001Andy Blignaut 53 37 05 2001 2005Guy Whittall 51 40 94 1993 2002Kyle Jarvis 46 29 43 2011 2020Sikandar Raza 34 42 38 2013 2021 Test record versus other nations 157 Opponent M W L T D First match First win Afghanistan 2 1 1 0 0 2 March 2021 3 March 2021 Australia 3 0 3 0 0 14 October 1999 Bangladesh 18 7 8 0 3 19 April 2001 22 April 2001 England 6 0 3 0 3 18 December 1996 India 11 2 7 0 2 18 October 1992 10 October 1998 New Zealand 17 0 11 0 6 1 November 1992 Pakistan 19 3 12 0 4 1 December 1993 4 February 1995 South Africa 9 0 8 0 1 13 October 1995 Sri Lanka 20 0 14 0 6 11 October 1994 West Indies 10 0 7 0 3 16 March 2000 Records complete to Test 2427 Last updated 11 July 2021 One Day Internationals Edit Highest team total 351 7 v Kenya 29 January 2009 at Mombasa 166 Highest individual score 194 not out Charles Coventry v Bangladesh 16 August 2009 at Bulawayo 167 Best individual bowling figures 6 19 Henry Olonga v England 28 January 2000 at Cape Town 168 Most ODI runs for Zimbabwe 169 Player Runs Average Career spanAndy Flower 6786 35 34 1992 2003Brendan Taylor 6684 35 55 2004 2021Grant Flower 6571 33 52 1992 2010Hamilton Masakadza 5658 27 73 2001 2019Alistair Campbell 5185 30 50 1992 2003Elton Chigumbura 4289 25 37 2004 2018Sean Williams 3995 34 73 2005 2021Tatenda Taibu 3383 29 41 2001 2012Sikandar Raza 3011 34 60 2013 2021Vusi Sibanda 2914 24 28 2003 2016 Most ODI wickets for Zimbabwe 170 Player Wickets Average Career spanHeath Streak 237 29 81 1993 2005Prosper Utseya 133 46 90 2004 2015Graeme Cremer 119 30 22 2009 2018Grant Flower 104 40 62 1992 2010Ray Price 100 35 75 2002 2012Tendai Chatara 96 31 89 2013 2021Paul Strang 96 33 05 1994 2001Elton Chigumbura 95 42 70 2004 2018Chris Mpofu 93 38 50 2004 2020Guy Whittall 88 39 55 1993 2003 ODI record versus other nations 158 Opponent M W L T NR First match First winv Test nations Afghanistan 25 10 15 0 0 18 July 2014 18 July 2014 Australia 30 2 27 0 1 9 June 1983 9 June 1983 Bangladesh 78 28 50 0 0 11 October 1997 11 October 1997 England 30 8 21 0 1 18 March 1992 18 March 1992 India 63 10 51 2 0 11 June 1983 7 February 1997 Ireland 16 7 7 1 1 15 March 2007 17 October 2008 New Zealand 38 9 27 1 1 10 October 1987 3 February 1996 Pakistan 62 4 54 2 2 27 February 1992 26 February 1995 South Africa 41 2 38 0 1 10 March 1992 29 May 1999 Sri Lanka 57 11 44 0 2 23 February 1992 5 November 1994 West Indies 48 10 36 1 1 13 June 1983 26 July 1999v Associate Members Bermuda 2 2 0 0 0 18 May 2006 18 May 2006 Canada 2 2 0 0 0 16 May 2006 16 May 2006 Hong Kong 1 1 0 0 0 10 March 2018 10 March 2018 Kenya 32 25 5 0 2 26 February 1996 27 February 1996 Namibia 1 1 0 0 0 10 February 2003 10 February 2003 Netherlands 3 1 2 0 0 28 February 2003 28 February 2003 Scotland 3 1 1 1 0 15 June 2017 17 June 2017 United Arab Emirates 6 5 1 0 0 19 February 2015 19 February 2015 Records complete to ODI 4323 Last updated 13 September 2021 Twenty20 Internationals Edit Highest team total 200 2 v New Zealand 14 February 2012 at Hamilton 171 Highest individual score 94 Solomon Mire v Pakistan 4 July 2018 at Harare 172 Best individual bowling figures 4 28 Wellington Masakadza v Scotland 10 March 2016 at Nagpur 173 Most T20I runs for Zimbabwe 174 Player Runs Average Career spanHamilton Masakadza 1662 26 00 2006 2019Sean Williams 1034 23 50 2011 2021Brendan Taylor 934 23 94 2006 2021Elton Chigumbura 893 19 00 2006 2020Craig Ervine 777 25 06 2010 2021 Most T20I wickets for Zimbabwe 175 Player Wickets Average Career spanGraeme Cremer 35 18 85 2008 2018Tendai Chatara 34 24 73 2010 2021Luke Jongwe 33 18 51 2015 2021Chris Mpofu 33 31 36 2008 2020Sean Williams 33 31 45 2006 2021 T20I record versus other nations 159 Opponent M W L T NR First match First winv Test nations Afghanistan 12 1 11 0 0 26 October 2015 20 September 2019 Australia 3 1 2 0 0 12 September 2007 12 September 2007 Bangladesh 16 5 11 0 0 28 November 2006 11 May 2013 England 1 0 1 0 0 13 September 2007 India 7 2 5 0 0 12 June 2010 19 July 2015 Ireland 8 3 5 0 0 17 March 2014 14 July 2019 New Zealand 6 0 6 0 0 4 May 2010 Pakistan 17 1 16 0 0 12 October 2008 23 April 2021 South Africa 5 0 5 0 0 8 October 2010 Sri Lanka 3 0 3 0 0 10 October 2008 West Indies 3 1 2 0 0 28 February 2010 28 February 2010v Associate Members Canada 2 1 0 1 0 11 October 2008 13 October 2008 Hong Kong 1 1 0 0 0 8 March 2016 8 March 2016 Nepal 2 2 0 0 0 27 September 2019 27 September 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