The Zimbabwe women’s cricket team has set its eyes on claiming pole position at the regional qualifiers which get underway in Harare this Sunday.
A few days remain before the start of the regional women’s World Cup qualifiers and focus is on polishing up on fundamental aspects of the game.
The Zimbabwe women’s cricket team on Tuesday spent time in the middle at Harare Sports Club, with the Lady Chevrons involved in a warm up game.
Team Manager, Samu Nkiwane said the squad is bullish of conquering at the qualifiers which will be held at Harare Sports Club, Old Hararians and Takashinga.
“The girls are confident and rearing to go. They have worked hard in the past 3 months and are very conscious of what is at stake thus the squad’s confidence. I am sure when the event begins, the girls will show us what they are made of,” she said.
With Zimbabwe having done well on tours to Namibia and Uganda, Nkiwane believes if the team replicates form exhibited in recent months, the Lady Chevrons stand a good chance of emerging victorious at the regional qualifiers.
“Having embarked on tours of Namibia and more recently Uganda, the ladies have exhibited top notch cricket. There is therefore no reason why they cannot replicate such form and qualify,” she added.
Nine teams including Zimbabwe will fight for two slots to make it to the global stage.
The other nations that are set to visit the country are Nigeria, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Mozambique.