Zimbabwe cricket national team players are looking forward to the world cup qualifiers on home turf with high hopes of a good performance that will satisfy fans.
Zimbabwe will be looking to their passionate home support to help them secure one of the two ICC Cricket World Cup qualification spots next month.
The hosts, alongside Afghanistan, Ireland and the Windies have got a second chance to qualify for the ICC’s Pinnacle 50-over tournament after they finished in the bottom four of the ICC ODI rankings at the 30 September 2017 cut-off date.
The fact that they will be the most experienced side with over 900 total ODI caps and home advantage, the Chevrons will fancy their chances when they launch their campaign either against Nepal or the United Arab Emirates at Queens Sports Club on 4 March according to captain Graeme Cremer, Hamilton Masakadza and Brendan Taylor.
Zimbabwe goes to the tournament as the most successful team in the history of the ICC Cricket World Cup qualifiers which were known as the ICC Trophy until 2005, after winning the competition three times in 1982, 1986 and 1990, and have not competed in the event since 1990 as they earned direct qualification for all world cups from 1996 onwards.
The Chevrons have never lost a match in the tournament, a record they will be determined to keep intact when they host the event from the 4th to the 25th of next month.