Mashonaland Eagles, whoÂ put up some noteworthy performances last season which culminated in being crowned the Logan Cup Champions, have set their sights on winning the countryâ€™s 3 premier competitions in the new season which roars into life on Monday next week.
Mashonaland Eaglesâ€™ desire to do well this season has been underlined by an intensive 4-day pre-season training camp in the Chimanimani mountain range earlier this month.
The Eagles’ cause will be aided by the arrival of some new players, among them attacking opening batsman, Nick Compton and gangling opening bowler, Charlie Shreek.
Add several talented players to the equation such as Foster Mutizwa, Trevor Garwe, Cephas Zhuwawo, Prince Masvaure, and PJ Moor among others and it gives the Mashonaland Eagles a very competitive look.
Acting coach, Douglas Hondo reckons the team will be a force to reckon with when captain Elton Chigumbura returns from the United Kingdom where he plays for English county club, Northamptonshire.
â€œThe majority of the players who were part of the squad last season are still around. Weâ€™re just waiting for the guys who are playing in England,Â likeÂ Elton Chigumbura and Ryan Butterworth to come back. When that happens our squad will be even stronger than before,â€ said Hondo.
With the Logan Cup, one day series and T20 up for grabs, Hondo said their primary goal this season is to make a clean sweep off all the tournaments on offer.
â€œWe donâ€™t want to move backwards. Last season we won the Logan Cup becry 6 and hope to do so again this season. We made it to the final of the T20 and semi-finals of theÂ one day tournament, but this season we want to win everything,â€ added Hondo.
The Zimbabwe 2010/11 domestic cricket season commences on Monday next week and will see all 5 franchises contesting the premier first class competition, the Logan Cup.
Mashonaland Eagles, who are the holders, will begin the defence of their title with a match against the Southern Rocks at Masvingo Sports Club on Monday.