With a formidable squad comprising a host of players endowed with great talent such as Hamilton Masakadza, Prosper Utseya, Tino Mawoyo, Shingi Masakadza,Â Natsai Mushangwe, Mark Vermeuelen,Â Gareth Cross, Tymcen MarumaÂ and Tendai Chatara among others, MountaineersÂ are a force to be reckoned with on the domestic cricket front.
Mountaineersâ€™ ability to live up to their reputation and successfully defend their twenty-twenty title will however come under scrutiny when the tournament gets underway.
Currently,the Mutare based side are in camp tying up loose ends ahead of the challenge lying in wait and their coach, legendary former South Africa fast bowler Allan Donald said thereâ€™s a positive air of expectation among the players as the domestic T20 competition draws nearer.
â€œThereâ€™s a lot of expectations since Mountaineers won the last T20 competition held earlier this year. Weâ€™re preparing well for the tournament and thereâ€™s a buzz in the squad that we will do well again this time around,â€said Donald.
Mountaineers will begin the defence of their title with a match against Midwest Rhinos on the 14th of this month. The Stanbic Twenty-Twenty cricket competition will run from the 13th to the 21st of this month and will see all five cricket franchises battling for glory at Harare Sports Club.