zim cricket.jpgThe Zimbabwe cricket team will be hoping to maintain a winning momentum when they lock horns with New Zealand in a Key Group A encounter this Friday.

 

 

After rolling past Canada in a 175 run victory on Monday, cricket faithfuls are optimistic Zimbabwe can emulate the ruthless performance exhibited against Canada when they lock horns with the Kiwis in Ahmadabad.

 

Zimbabwe crashed to a 91 run defeat to Australia in their opening World Cup encounter on 21 February before bouncing back in convincing style by romping to a 175 run victory over Canada on Monday.

 

Currently sitting on two points from 2 games, Zimbabwe will be hoping to claim the scalp of New Zealand and take a giant step towards progressing to the quarter-finals of cricket’s biggest competition.

 

Allan Butcher’s troops will once again be banking on a reliable spin attack led by Raymond Price and Prosper Utseya.

 

On the batting front, Tatenda Taibu is expected to continue with the form that saw him scoring 98 runs against Canada.

 

But all eyes will be on Brendan Taylor and Charles Coventry who are yet to stamp their authority as an opening pair.