zim cricket action.jpgFormer national team medium pace bowler, Gary Brent says it is important for Zimbabwe to prepare for the World Cup in spin friendly conditions since the wicket in the sub continent is flat and favours spin bowling.


Zimbabwe got a feel of what to expect from the wicket in the sub continent in their 3-1 loss to Bangladesh in the recently held One Day International cricket series.

And with the World Cup just around the corner, former national team medium pace bowler, Gary Brent reckons Zimbabwe’s quest for global supremacy will hinge on constant practice in spin friendly conditions similar to those they will face in Asia.

“Zimbabwe has to prepare itself mentally and physically for the World Cup. The wicket in Asia is more suited to spin so its very important that the team practices in similar wickets,” said Brent.

The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, which is set to run from the 21st of next month to the 4th of March will be the tenth global cricket showpiece of its kind and will see three South Asian Test cricket playing countries namely: India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh hosting the cricket fiesta.

The World Cup will use the One Day International format, with 14 national cricket teams scheduled to compete.

Zimbabwe is in Group “A” with Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Canada and Kenya.

Zimbabwe will begin its quest for global dominance with a match against Australia on the 21st of next month.