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Gabriel, Cummins warm up with impressive efforts
Fast bowlers shine as West Indians build on a solid batting show in the first innings

Hope, Chase, Brathwaite tune up with fifties
West Indies kicked off their tour of Zimbabwe with a solid batting performance, putting up 301 for 6 on the first day of their warm-up match in Bulawayo

Zimbabwe to host World Cup qualifier in March 2018
The tournament will begin in March 2018, where ten teams play for the two spots left for the 2019 World Cup

South Africa to play Zimbabwe in inaugural four-day Test
The ICC Board has cleared the way for a trial of four-day Tests, which will run through to the 2019 World Cup

Zimbabwe to host West Indies for two Tests in October
Zimbabwe likely to be strengthened by the inclusion of Brendan Taylor and Kyle Jarvis for series starting October 21

Jarvis leaves Lancashire to resume Zimbabwe career
Jarvis's return will be the completion of work started by Zimbabwe's convener of selectors Tatenda Taibu, to bring prominent internationals who chose to further their career elsewhere home

Zimbabwe Cricket unlikely to renew contract with Ntini
The former South Africa quick's contract as Zimbabwe's bowling coach is unlikely to be renewed when it expires in January next year, and he may even be released before that date

CSA's four-day Test plan against Zimbabwe likely to get ICC nod
CSA's request to grant Test status to a four-dayer between South Africa and Zimbabwe rests with the ICC, which will take a call on the matter in Board meetings in October

Harare-based Rising Stars added to Zimbabwe domestic set-up
The outfit will be made up of four international players and others who travelled to the UK as part of an academy squad under the watch of convener of selectors Tatenda Taibu

Taylor contracted with Zimbabwe Cricket again
Brendan Taylor could make his international comeback as early as next month after more than two years out of Zimbabwe colours

Taylor ends Nottinghamshire contract for family reasons
Brendan Taylor could be about to return to international cricket after ending his Nottinghamshire contract for family reasons with promotion still in the balance

Security made us feel like in a movie - du Plessis
The World XI captain spoke about how he initially wrestled with the idea of playing in Pakistan, before being put at ease by the comprehensive security arrangements

West Indies to open U-19 World Cup against New Zealand
The 22-day tournament will feature 16 teams and will be played between January 13 and February 3

Zimbabwe in talks with ICC to host World Cup qualifiers
With Bangladesh likely to qualify directly for the 2019 World Cup, the qualifying tournament might need to be played elsewhere - ZC hopes it can convince the ICC to stage it in Zimbabwe

Afghanistan closer to maiden Test, in talks with Zimbabwe for full series
The series, which is likely to comprise one Test, five ODIs and between two to three T20Is, could be played in either India or the UAE

Cremer proud despite 'rollercoaster of emotions'
Zimbabwe's captain said the team had chinks to work out - particularly with their bowling - and hoped this performance would get them the regular cricket needed for that

Dickwella asked me to keep talking to him - Gunaratne
Asela Gunaratne was the go-to man on Tuesday - for Niroshan Dickwella, with whom he put on 121, and for captain Dinesh Chandimal

When underdogs came painfully close
In the wake of Zimbabwe's defeat to Sri Lanka, after being in control for the best part of five days, we look at other instances where underdogs have fumbled positions of strength

Dickwella, Gunaratne star in record chase
Sri Lanka pursued 388 - the highest successful chase on the island - with fifties from Niroshan Dickwella and Asela Gunaratne

Karunaratne urges positivity over survival
Seeing out Graeme Cremer and staying positive will reverse a little pressure and bring a mammoth 388 target within reach, according to Dimuth Karunaratne

Raza credits Klusener for batting revival
Raza also acknowledged continuity, a theory endorsed by head coach Heath Streak and chief selector Tatenda Taibu, for their recent upswing

Mendis solid, SL need 218 on final day
Graeme Cremer stuck himself into Sri Lanka's flesh on the fourth day, first making a stubborn 48 from No. 9, then claiming two wickets, as Zimbabwe dismissed three Sri Lankan batsmen in their defense of 388

ODI series win helped us mentally - Waller
Malcolm Waller believes confidence bred by the ODI series victory has bled into the Tests as well

Raza and Waller stretch Zimbabwe's lead to 262
Sikandar Raza's adventurous 97 not out helped Zimbabwe recover from 59 for 5 on the third day at Khettarama

'Lead will be a bonus' - Streak
With one eye on how difficult it will be to bat in the fourth inning in Colombo, Zimbabwe coach Heath Streak is keen on securing a first-innings lead

SL should have been in a better position - Herath
The left-arm spinner warned that batting last at Khettarama 'won't be easy' and suggested Sri Lanka should have done better with the bat

Sri Lanka batting lapses give Zimbabwe edge
A marathon spell from captain Graeme Cremer has allowed Zimbabwe to seriously think about securing a first-innings lead over Sri Lanka in Colombo

'Expected little more bounce' - Gurusinha
Sri Lanka's cricket manager Asanka Gurusinha said the team was slightly let down by lack of bounce and slow pace of the the R Premadasa Stadium surface

Ervine's 151* headlines Zimbabwe's day
A career-best unbeaten 151 from Craig Ervine held a resurgent Zimbabwe together on the first day at the Premadasa Stadium, lifting them from a shaky 70 for 4 to a stumps total of 344 for 8

Cremer backs Zimbabwe to counter Herath
Rangana Herath had taken 19 wickets in two Tests against Zimbabwe in 2016 - and that was away from home. Now, Zimbabwe have to battle him in his own backyard

'Goal is No. 1, but can't do that in a year' - Chandimal
Sri Lanka's new Test captain Dinesh Chandimal's objective is to take a languishing Sri Lanka side to the top of the rankings, but insisted on patience in their climb

Can confident Zimbabwe topple Chandimal's Sri Lanka?
Zimbabwe seem confident about beating Sri Lanka in their backyard for the first time in Tests, but new captain Dinesh Chandimal won't easily let that happen

One of the lowest points in my career - Mathews
Following the 2-3 defeat to Zimbabwe in the home ODI series, the Sri Lanka captain also suggested he will consider stepping down from the captaincy

Raza stars in historic series win
Zimbabwe bowled with venom, fielded with pep and batted with intelligence to win the deciding fifth ODI in Hambantota and stun Sri Lanka 3-2 for their first away series win since 2009

Zimbabwe hold the aces in series decider
With the series drawn level at 2-2, Zimbabwe will look to exploit Sri Lanka's bowling woes, while the hosts will rely on their in-form top order to clinch the series

'They probably didn't expect us to win' - Cremer
Having drawn the series level, the Zimbabwe captain said his side always believed they could chase down big totals and that the pressure will be more on Sri Lanka going into the decider

Calm Ervine helps Zimbabwe draw level
Sri Lanka managed only 300 for 6 after looking to post in excess of 350 at one stage. That Zimbabwe have only 301 to chase, in a bid to save the series, was courtesy a strong bowling effort in the death overs that included regular wickets

Zimbabwe need bowling revival to keep series alive
Zimbabwe must now win both remaining matches, if they are to avoid a series defeat, but a newly inspired Sri Lanka top order stands in their way

Gunathilaka, Dickwella thrash Zimbabwe
Sri Lanka's openers put on 229 and hit their maiden ODI hundreds in the same match as they hacked down a 300+ target more than two overs to spare

Pitch, crosswind challenges for teams in Hambantota
With ODI cricket returning to Hambantota for the first time since 2015, the nature of the pitch for the third ODI between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe remains a mystery

Cremer rues absence of back-up plan against spin
The Zimbabwe captain was disappointed after a seven wicket defeat to Sri Lanka, saying his batsmen did not adjust to the change in the pitch on Sunday and play more straight-bat shots

Hasaranga hat-trick, Sandakan four; Zimbabwe 155
A new-look Sri Lanka spin attack hit the ground running to dismiss Zimbabwe for 155 and set up a seven-wicket win in the second ODI in Galle

'Hopefully we'll get more support back home' - Mire
The opener said his Man-of-the-Match effort was "very satisfying" and gave the team confidence that could hopefully rub off on their supporters as well

Sri Lanka seek way out of the abyss
Sri Lanka need to tighten their fielding and take wickets in the middle overs if they are to bounce back from a deflating loss in the first ODI

Mire's maiden ton scripts record chase
Solomon Mire's belligerent 112 and half-centuries from Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza helped Zimbabwe run down Sri Lanka's 316 and register the highest successful chase by any team in the country

Depleted Sri Lanka offer Zimbabwe a glimmer
While the result of a Sri Lanka-Zimbabwe match would be predictable in normal circumstances, the first ODI may give Zimbabwe a chance to break their drought in Sri Lanka

Zimbabwe schedule makes player retention hard, says Streak
Zimbabwe's head coach believes his team has the goods to beat any side, but constantly losing talent has not made their job easy

Left-arm spinner Wellington named in ODI squad
Wellington Masakadza, who last played an international match in March 2016, has been included in Zimbabwe's ODI squad for the series against Sri Lanka

Bowlers help Netherlands clinch consolation win
A 79-ball 71 from Michael Rippon helped Netherlands post 279. They then bowled Zimbabwe out for 130 to complete a consolation win at The Hague

The Ireland and Afghanistan domino effect
Both countries being awarded Test status is as much about restrictions lifted as about opportunities gained

Mire, Ervine help Zimbabwe clinch series
Solomon Mire and Craig Ervine struck half-centuries as Zimbabwe clinched the three-match series by chasing down a revised target of 229 with six balls to spare and seven wickets in hand

Chatara's five-for destroys Netherlands in opener
Tendai Chatara's third five-wicket haul in List A matches ensured Netherlands were skittled out for 142, a total that Zimbabwe had no trouble chasing

Zimbabwe level series courtesy Cremer's five-wicket haul
Sikandar Raza's half century helped Zimbabwe chase down Scotland's target of 170 with 13 overs to spare

Galle to host first ODI since 2000 on Zimbabwe visit
Zimbabwe will begin their first bilateral tour of Sri Lanka since 2002 by playing the first two of five ODIs in Galle, a venue that has not hosted ODI cricket since 2000

Improved Scotland chase history again
Having picked up their first ODI win over a Full Member nation, Scotland will now target a maiden ODI series win over a Full Member, while Zimbabwe fight to avoid a series sweep

Coetzer, de Lange star in Scotland's first win over a Full Member
Kyle Coetzer smashed a century to set the foundation of a famous Scotland win at The Grange

Scotland look to capitalise on rare Full Member series
Playing a Full Member in an ODI for the first time since the 2015 World Cup, Scotland will look to show that their seven-wicket trouncing of Sri Lanka in an unofficial one-dayer less than a month ago was no fluke

Afghanistan T20 league to feature Babar, Tamim, Akmal brothers
Players from Pakistan, the West Indies, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe were among those who went under the hammer in the highest-profile auction yet for Afghanistan's domestic T20 league, the Shpageeza Cricket League, in Kabul on Thursday

Masakadza finds favour ahead of Zimbabwe's triple tour
The 33-year old batsman had played only one of their five ODIs this year, but he could potentially quintuple that count by the end of June

ZC managing director Mukondiwa to retire
Wilfred Mukondiwa, Zimbabwe Cricket's (ZC) managing director, has retired. Former ICC chief financial officer Faisal Hasnain will take over the role

Zimbabwe to tour Netherlands in June
Zimbabwe have agreed to tour Netherlands to play three 50-over contests in June as part of preparation for a Test and limited overs tour to Sri Lanka in July

Zimbabwe to tour Scotland in June
Zimbabwe have now plugged their gap in the international calendar by scheduling a tour of Scotland for two ODIs in Edinburgh

Quetta fully revamp overseas-players roster
Quetta Gladiators have secured the services of five foreign players to replace Kevin Pietersen, Rilee Roussow, Luke Wright, Tymal Mills and Nathan McCullum, none of whom were prepared to travel to Lahore for the final

Afghanistan raze Zimbabwe for 54 to seal series
Afghanistan's bowlers shot Zimbabwe out for 54 in a rain-curtailed final ODI to help the visitors seal the series 3-2

Zimbabwe draw level as Afghanistan misfire again
Solomon Mire and Peter Moor made light work of a rain-adjusted target of 105 in 42 overs, to square the five-match series against Afghanistan.

Afghanistan lose 5 for 5 to mess up 130 chase
Zimbabwe completed a stunning comeback to clinch a three-run win over Afghanistan in a low-scoring thriller in Harare

Afghanistan go 2-0 up after spinners run through Zimbabwe
Afghanistan went 2-0 up in the five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe after their bowlers ran through the hosts' batting to complete a 54-run win

ZC announces 16-member Academy squad for England tour
Fixtures against second XIs from Northamtonshire and Worcestershire, and ECB representative sides have already been confirmed

Afghanistan win on D/L after Burl falls just before rain
Afghanistan completed a 12-run win via Duckworth-Lewis calculations after the rain arrived in Harare with Zimbabwe on 99 for 4, chasing 216

Zimbabwe eye match-time in fight to stay relevant
If the proposed 9-3 Test system comes to fruition, Zimbabwe, unlike Afghanistan, stand to lose heavily, which makes their upcoming series at home vital to figure out their best XI and improve their ranking

Ngarava, Mumba added to Zimbabwe squad for Afghanistan ODIs
Uncapped left-arm pacer Richard Ngarava and Carl Mumba have been added to Zimbabwe's squad for the five-match ODI series against Afghanistan which begins on Thursday

Poonam Yadav five-for demolishes Zimbabwe
A round-up of the Women's World Cup Qualifier matches played on February 13, 2017

Zafar, Javeria tons set up Pakistan's 236-run win
A round-up of the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier games held in Colombo on February 10, 2017

Solomon Mire back in Zimbabwe squad
Allrounder Solomon Mire, who has played 10 ODIs for Zimbabwe, most recently at the 2015 World Cup, has made himself available for international duty

Vaidya 89 sets up India's 114-run win
A round-up of the first round of games from the Women's World Cup Qualifiers, held on February 7, 2017

Afghanistan to tour Zimbabwe in February
The two teams are set to play five ODIs in Harare starting from February 16

Zimbabwe's first-class competition set to resume next week
Only one match of the four-team, 12-round tournament has been completed so far, after player strikes and non-payment of salaries affected the games after the first round

Logan Cup postponed for third time
Zimbabwe's domestic first-class competition has been postponed for a third time this season, with no confirmation of when fixtures may resume

Zimbabwe Cricket seeks to fill gap in fixtures
With the qualifying tournament for the 2019 World Cup little more than a year away, Zimbabwe have approached Afghanistan, Scotland and Ireland for game time

Vitori suspended from bowling for 12 months
Zimbabwe fast bowler Brian Vitori has been suspended from bowling in international cricket for 12 months, after his action for some deliveries was once again found to be illegal

Player strike interrupts Logan Cup match
Zimbabwe's domestic cricketers - not the nationally contracted ones - led a strike due to non-payment of dues, causing a delay in the Logan Cup match between Mid West Rhinos and Matabeleland Tuskers

Start of Zimbabwe domestic season postponed
Zimbabwe's domestic season, due to start this weekend, has been postponed for logistical reasons and will now begin later this week

Zimbabwe announce bumper domestic season
Zimbabwe's domestic season begins in December and runs until August, with plenty of first-class, List A, Twenty20 and 40-over cricket

Brian Vitori's action reported again
Brian Vitori had been suspended from bowling in international cricket in February this year

We're still trying to find the right combinations - Cremer
Despite the defeat to Sri Lanka in the tri-series final, Graeme Cremer was positive about Zimbabwe's overall performance through the series

Younger guys have shown maturity - Vandersay
Sri Lanka legspinner Jeffrey Vandersay said that his side's ability to pick wickets in clusters made the difference in the tri-series final against Zimbabwe

Mendis, Tharanga steer Sri Lanka to title
Sri Lanka rode on fifties from Kusal Mendis and Upul Tharanga and a good all-round showing in the field to romp home to a convincing six-wicket win over Zimbabwe

'Gutted' Holder wants team to 'look in the mirror'
West Indies captain Jason Holder has said luck did not always favour West Indies in the tri-series, but of the things they could control, they did not field well enough

Chisoro deserves all the credit - Raza

Chisoro, Raza lead Zimbabwe into tri-series final
Sikandar Raza's 76* and Tendai Chisoro's 42* hauled Zimbabwe back from the brink and laid the platform for their spirited five-run win over West Indies in Bulawayo

Two teams chase elusive win for final berth
Zimbabwe and West Indies are chasing that winning feeling, and Friday's match is essentially a semi-final, with the winner guaranteed a spot in Sunday's final

Lakmal fined for throw in Chibhabha's direction
Sri Lanka fast bowler Suranga Lakmal has been fined 50% of his match fee for an incident involving Zimbabwe opener Chamu Chibhabha during Monday's washout

Heavy rain, wet outfield forces abandonment
A thunderstorm and a sodden outfield resulted in the abandonment of the fourth match of the tri-series between Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka after just 13.3 overs in Bulawayo

Haphazard Zimbabwe face must-win situation
Both Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka will look to arrest their middle-order woes when they face-off in Bulawayo on Monday

This was my dream - Tiripano
Zimbabwe found an unlikely hero in Donald TIripano in their dramatic tie against West Indies as the bowler gave away three runs in the final four

Maiden century gives Hope little solace
West Indies batsman Shai Hope was pleased at having scored a maiden ODI century in only his second game but some off the sheen from that achievement was taken away by the side's tied match against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo

Zimbabwe earn tie with three-run last over
With West Indies needing four off the last over in Bulawayo, Donald Tiripano conceded only three runs to secure a thrilling tie

Upbeat West Indies aim to build on Harare gains
With both Sri Lanka and West Indies gaining bonus points from their opening wins, Zimbabwe have their work cut out if they are to stop this tri-series becoming a two-horse race

Don't need talent to fight - Streak
Zimbabwe coach Heath Streak was aggrieved with his side's body language and their inability to be 'positive and aggressive' in a crushing eight-wicket defeat against Sri Lanka in the tri-series opener

Sri Lanka steamroll Zimbabwe on green track
Sent in to bat on a green and slightly damp Harare surface, Zimbabwe lasted only 41.3 overs, leaving Sri Lanka a target of 155 that they chased down breezily courtesy Dhananjaya de Silva's unbeaten 78

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