The Zimbabwe women’s national cricket team had a successful tour of Namibia where they won all their matches despite two other T-20 matches being rained off.

The week-long tour was part of preparations for a series against Ireland in Harare.

Ireland are scheduled to arrive in the country on the 28th of January and the tour of Namibia provided the technical team with an opportunity to assess players.

Although the women’s national cricket played well, there is room for improvement in batting where two replacements; Lorraine Ndlovu and Eve Chisingarambwi have come in as cover for injured all rounder, Ashley Ndiraya who hit 94 during the ODI and is suffering from a groin strain.

Against Ireland, Zimbabwe need to convert the 40s into 50s and half centuries into centuries, while bowlers need to work on their consistency, with good lines and lengths which should be complimented by good fielding.

Zimbabwe is on a rebuilding exercise after failing to progress to the next round of the World T-20 qualifiers and finals set for the Caribbean islands of Barbados and Antigua.

The tour by Ireland is a perfect opportunity to redeem lost pride before hosting Namibia and embarking on a reciprocal tour of Ireland later in the year.

Zimbabwe beat Namibia in two ODIs and one T-20 match by big margins before the final two T-20 matches were rained off.

Anne Mary Musonda, Chipo Mugeri, Precious Marange, Josephine Mano, Anesu Mushangwe and Ashley Mushangwe all starred with the bat, all hitting double figures.