ricky ponting cricket.jpgZimbabwe Cricket’s convener of selectors and former Zimbabwe’s opening batsman, Alistair Campbell is optimistic the coming in of former Proteas player, Allan Donald and former Australian national team fast-bowler, Jason Gillespie to take charge of Mountaineers and the Mid-West Rhinos will usher a new era of good quality fast bowling in the country.


Alistair believes Donald and Jason’s positions will go a long way in strengthening the domestic cricket league.


With Zimbabwe just 8 months away from returning to the test cricket arena, Campbell believes the presence of Jason Gillespie and Allan Donald will play an essential role in stimulating good quality fast bowling that will aid Zimbabwe’s return to the test arena.


“We have two top former fast bowlers that played the game to come and impart their expertise and on the batting side we have Dave Houghton and Martyn Lynch. Andrew Hall will be signing for Mash Eagles shortly and he’s an all rounder so we have covered all the bases but in particular we needed to make sure that the fast bowlers had the best available to them,” said Campbell.


A shortage of quality fast bowlers in the Zimbabwe cricket team has been a major cause for concern with Kevin Curran conducting a nationwide talent search for pace bowlers.


The coming in of Donald and Gillespie is however anticipated to aid in the nurturing of talent at Mountaineers and Mid-West Rhinos, into highly competitive players that should help in the revival of Zimbabwean cricket.