zimba cricket team.jpgThe Zimbabwe cricket team this afternoon left for New Zealand where they are scheduled to play a one-off test, 3 One-Day Internationals and two T-20 encounters.

The 16-man squad left at lunch time headed for South Africa where they were scheduled to catch a connecting flight that will take them to Dubai before connecting to New Zealand.

Meanwhile, head coach Allan Butcher has expressed optimism about his teams chances of causing some upsets when they clash with the Black Caps.

The Zimbabweans will begin their New Zealand tour by locking horns with the New Zealand XI in a four-day warm up encounter before clashing with the Black Caps in all formats.