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Australia and Pakistan to play tri-series in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe will combine tours of Australia and Pakistan into a T20I triangular series, followed by five ODIs against Pakistan

Calling me a racist is preposterous and laughable - Streak
Heath Streak robustly defended himself against allegations of racism as the fallout from the World Cup Qualifier continues

Zimbabwe Cricket sacks captain Cremer and all coaching staff
After giving them an ultimatum to step down, Zimbabwe Cricket has sacked the entire coaching staff following an unsuccessful World Cup qualifier campaign

ICC suspends Zimbabwe official for 20 years
Rajan Nayar pleads guilty to approaching Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer with intent to improperly influence the course of an international match

Man-of-the-Series award a 'painful reminder' - Raza
The heartbroken allrounder used his platform while accepting his trophy in Harare to say that it would remind him of the "15 million dreams that we crushed"

Four takeaways from the World Cup Qualifiers
As one of the most competitive ICC tournaments in recent times comes to a close, we take a look at four big talking points from the World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe

Guys are shattered in the change room - Cremer
With his team's World Cup dreams all but shattered, a devastated Zimbabwe captain lamented the two missed opportunities to qualify against West Indies and UAE

UAE all but end Zimbabwe's World Cup dream
Chasing 230 in 40 overs in a rain-affected match, Zimbabwe went into the last over needing 15, but managed only 11

Leaking 20-30 runs in the field hurt us - Taylor
Brendan Taylor blamed Zimbabwe's lapses in the field for their four-wicket defeat to West Indies even though he felt they had posted a "good total"

Holder, Samuels take West Indies closer to World Cup
Brendan Taylor's belligerent century went in vain as West Indies recorded their fifth-highest successful chase in ODI history

Sikandar Raza and spinners subdue Ireland
Sikandar Raza overcame a slower-than-usual Harare pitch to rally Zimbabwe from 139 for 7 to 211 for 9, and put them on top of the Super Sixes table

Zimbabwe 'dodged a bullet there' - Cremer
Graeme Cremer accepted that Scotland had the game in the bag before Blessing Muzarabani took the last wicket standing to seal a tie

Muzarabani holds nerve to give Zimbabwe thrilling tie
With one to defend off the last over, the seamer started with a wide but then had Scotland's No. 11 Brad Wheal caught behind with his next delivery to spark wild celebrations

Zimbabwe make it three wins in three
Despite stalling late in their innings, Zimbabwe put up a total that proved to be well out of Hong Kong's reach

Brian Vitori suspended from bowling for third time
The Zimbabwe seamer's action has been reported again, four matches after he was cleared to resume bowling following a 12-month ban

We have to give 15 million people something to cheer about - Raza
During their nail-biting victory against Afghanistan, Zimbabwe were lifted by the strong support from a huge crowd in Bulawayo, especially when their spirits were down

Zimbabwe hang on to clinch two-run thriller
Afghanistan were cruising in their chase of 197 but then they collapsed, before their last wicket took them within touching distance of victory. But it wasn't to be.

Raza, Taylor tons power Zimbabwe to massive win
The pair added 173 for the fifth wicket to drive the hosts to a total of 380 for 6; Raza followed up with three wickets to help wrap up a 116-run win

Why is the ICC not streaming the World Cup qualifier?
Given the presence of four Full Members and the high-stakes nature of the tournament, good viewership figures can be expected, but bringing it to that audience might not yet be a cost-effective undertaking

Zimbabwe recall Williams, Cephas Zhuwao for World Cup qualifiers
Allrounder Ryan Burl and batsman Tarisai Musakanda, who were part of the squad against Afghanistan in the UAE, have been left out

Rashid Khan, top order give Afghanistan 4-1 series win
Fifties from Javed Ahmadi and Rahmat Shah, and the all-round brilliance of Rashid Khan, consigned Zimbabwe to a 146-run loss

Mujeeb's maiden five-for seals Afghanistan's series win
The mystery spinner did the bulk of the damage as Zimbabwe collapsed to 134 all out. It only took Afghanistan 21.1 overs to chase that down without loss, with Mohammad Shahzad and Ihsanullah making unbeaten half-centuries

Rashid's five-wicket haul dismantles Zimbabwe
The legspinner's variations skittled Zimbabwe for 154 in 34.3 overs, after which Rahmat Shah and Nasir Jamal secured the chase with fifties each

Cash crunch threatens to derail Zimbabwe's season
Pakistan are due to visit Zimbabwe for an all-format tour over July-August 2018, but there is a distinct possibility that the series may not go ahead at all

Taylor's first ton after return levels series
In a direct reversal of the first ODI, Zimbabwe piled on 333 for 5 before wiping out Afghanistan for 179 to consign them to their second-biggest ODI defeat

Afghanistan reach new heights with Rahmat Shah's century
Continuing their dominance over Zimbabwe, Afghanistan piled up their second-highest ODI total of 333 with Rahmat Shah's 114 off 110 balls the centerpiece of a resounding victory

Rashid, Mujeeb combine to secure 2-0 victory
Sikandar Raza's 26-ball 40 was not good enough as Zimbabwe lost for the second night in a row in Sharjah

Rashid trips up Zimbabwe, Nabi seals the deal
An all-round effort from the bowlers restricted Zimbabwe to a below-par score in Sharjah, following which Nabi's 27-ball blitz ensured Afghanistan chased the target down with more than five overs to spare

Vitori returns to Zimbabwe squad for Afghanistan series
Ryan Burl also returns for Zimbabwe's limited-overs series against Afghanistan

'Hopefully Bangladesh can do us a favour' - Jarvis
With his team slipping to third after a 91-run loss, Kyle Jarvis hoped Bangladesh could beat Sri Lanka comfortably in the final league game and brighten Zimbabwe's chances of qualifying for the final

Shakib, Tamim lead Bangladesh's rout of Zimbabwe
Bangaldesh's most experienced players came to the fore on a dodgy pitch, contributing important runs before Shakib dented Zimbabwe's top order

Zimbabwe need remedy for frail middle order
They stand one win away from making the tri-nation series final, but to achieve that on Tuesday, against the in-form Bangladesh side, their batsmen need to step up

Zimbabwe knock Namibia out for 113 and win
Wesley Madhevere was the pick of Zimbabwe's performers, taking 2 for 11 and striking 47 off 38 balls

Chandimal wants more from his batsmen
Sri Lanka's stand-in captain was pleased to take points from the game, but felt his side could have taken the bonus point too if only his batsmen did not waste the starts they got

Thisara Perera's all-round brilliance keeps Sri Lanka alive
The allrounder followed figures of 4 for 33 - his best since 2012 - with an unbeaten 39 off 26 balls to give Sri Lanka their first points in the tri-series

Ervine credits Vikings for Raza's hot streak
Sri Lanka must contend with Sikandar Raza's contentment in Bangladesh conditions after his success in the BPL

Vitori allowed to resume bowling in international matches
Following remedial work and reassessment, Brian Vitori's bowling action has been found to be legal

Bruised Sri Lanka battle to stay alive
Sri Lanka's dire start to the new year has made Zimbabwe unlikely favourites, and another defeat will see Dinesh Chandimal's team crash out of the tri-series

Gill, spinners lead rout of Zimbabwe
India sealed a comprehensive 10-wicket win against Zimbabwe to maintain an all-win record in the group stages and will play their knockout clash, in all likelihood against Bangladesh, in Queenstown on January 26

Contrasting schedules for teams unfair - Mangongo
Matches on alternate days and little downtime between games against Australia and India have hampered Zimbabwe's preparation, according to their Under-19 coach

Zimbabwe plan for life after Taylor, Masakadza
Stephen Mangongo, Zimbabwe's Under-19 coach, hopes about five players from the youth team graduate to the senior team and also help revive schools cricket in the country

Corruption charges against Zimbabwe domestic cricket official
The ICC has laid out three charges against Rajan Nayar, including offering a player cash to improperly influence play in an international match

'This team is a band of brothers' - Raza
The Zimbabwe allrounder, who followed an unbeaten 81 with ten tight overs and two vital catches in a 12-run win against Sri Lanka, believes consistency in selection has boosted the team's confidence in their ability

Zimbabwe overcome Thisara blitz in thrilling win
Sikandar Raza, Hamilton Masakadza and Tendai Chatara combined to lead Zimbabwe to a 12-run win over Sri Lanka, their first victory against a Full Member at a neutral venue in 15 years

Australia breeze past Zimbabwe to improve quarter-final chances
Their victory was set up by new-ball quick Xavier Bartlett, who knocked over the top three Zimbabwe batsmen inside 11 overs

Zimbabwe look to revive happy times against Sri Lanka
Zimbabwe have already lost one game in this series, but they have good memories from their last meeting against Sri Lanka to draw inspiration from

Shakib credits success against Zimbabwe to left-arm spin
Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer said that losing two wickets in the first over hurt the visitors' chances in the tournament opener in Mirpur

ICC rule no change to ODI status for World Cup Qualifiers
The 10-team qualifying tournament in Zimbabwe, for the main event in England in 2019, will begin on March 4

Shakib and Tamim brush aside Zimbabwe
After the allrounder picked up three wickets to limit Zimbabwe to 170, the opener hit an unbeaten 84 to wrap up the chase

Home comforts await Bangladesh in post-Hathurusingha era
The ODI side has been on tour since October 2016, and though they would relish the chance to play in conditions they are far more familiar with, they would do well not to underestimate Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe are the underdogs - Heath Streak
The Zimbabwe coach, however, took confidence from the side's historic 3-2 series win in Sri Lanka in July last year

PNG crash to 95 all out in heavy defeat
Papua New Guinea threw away a solid start by losing all of their wickets for only 54 runs as their Under-19 World campaign began with a 10-wicket drubbing at the hands of Zimbabwe in Lincoln

Ntini claims he was asked to step down by Zimbabwe Cricket
Makhaya Ntini has disputed Zimbabwe Cricket's assertion that he resigned from his post as the bowling coach

Uncapped Mavuta and Murray in Zimbabwe ODI squad
There were made six changes to the squad that secured Zimbabwe's first series win over Sri Lanka in July 2017

Ntini and Zimbabwe Cricket part ways
He had been appointed in the role in January 2016, for a term of two years

'We need to get used to seam and bounce' - Cremer
Coach Heath Streak, meanwhile, has said Zimbabwe, if they are to play Tests at all, will need to play 'more than three or four a year'

South Africa wrap up four-day Test in two days
Morne Morkel and Keshav Maharaj were South Africa's first and second-innings bowling heroes as Zimbabwe folded for 68 and 121 in a combined 72.4 overs

Markram and Morkel put South Africa in charge
St George's Park underwent a transformation under lights as nine wickets fell for 88 runs in the post-dinner session after an Aiden Markram century had given South Africa a strong batting platform

Du Plessis ruled out of four-day Test, de Villiers to lead
Faf du Plessis' return to cricket after back and shoulder injuries has been delayed by a viral infection

South Africa and Zimbabwe plunge into the unknown
Four days, floodlights, pink ball - on Boxing Day, Port Elizabeth will witness a Test match like none before

'Strong likelihood' of Muzarabani making debut - Heath Streak
The Zimbabwe coach added that his side will brace for significantly more lateral movement under lights in their first day-night Test: "It's almost a reverse of red ball, where it does more during the day time and less at night," he said

Williams leaves Zimbabwe on the edge; Bavuma, Galiem hit fifties
Lizaad Williams' second three-wicket haul in two days left Zimbabweans reeling with a measly lead of 29 in their only warm-up fixture ahead of the inaugural four-day Test

Steyn wicket-less in first-class return
Zimbabwe were bowled out for 196 in the warm-up game in Paarl, with Hamilton Masakadza top-scoring with 79

Cremer senses opportunity in shorter contest
The Zimbabwe captain feels four-day Tests could give lower-ranked teams more of a chance of competing against top sides like South Africa

Du Plessis may miss inaugural four-day Test
The back injury that Faf du Plessis suffered against Bangladesh may keep him out of the day-night encounter against ZImbabwe. Dean Elgar will likely captain the side in his absence

Bangladesh to host first tri-series since 2010
The tri-series, involving Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, will be followed by two Tests and two T20Is between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Four-day Test to have 98 overs a day
Also, the follow-on mark will come down from 200 to 150 as per the playing conditions for four-day games

Ireland, Afghanistan set to play consistent Test cricket
Both countries will play a combined total of 29 Tests in the next cycle of the Future Tours Programme

Zimbabwe pick uncapped Muzarabani, Burl for South Africa Test
While Muzarabani, the 21-year-old fast bowler, has played only five first-class matches, left-hand batsman Ryan Burl has the experience of nine ODIs

ZC postpones domestic cricket amid cash shortage
The board was only able to pay 50% of November salaries and also indicated December salaries would be delayed

Grant Flower optimistic about Zimbabwe cricket in post-Mugabe era
The former Zimbabwe batsman believes that at the very least more talent will remain in, and start coming back to, the country

Afghanistan, Zimbabwe to play limited-overs series in February 2018
Both boards are in talks to play a Test as well, which Zimbabwe Cricket would prefer taking place after the World Cup qualifiers in March

Cremer target of potentially corrupt approach
An ICC investigation is underway after he reported the approach, which was made ahead of the first Test against West Indies last month

Zimbabwe to scale back on Test cricket at home
While they are committed to keep playing the longest format, preferably overseas, hosting teams has been leading to troubling financial losses

'Pitch was better than we thought' - Cremer
The Zimbabwe captain said his side could have made a sporting declaration but "it was probably not a wicket where you can bowl a side out in 30 overs"

Streak, Law call for 'more than two reviews' per innings
Debate heats up after both West Indies and Zimbabwe were denied crucial wickets because of lack of reviews in Bulawayo Test

Cremer, Chakabva script Zimbabwe's great escape
The eighth-wicket pair blunt West Indies for 48.4 overs on final day after Raza heroics; visitors clinch series 1-0

Streak laments Zimbabwe's missed opportunity
From allowing Jason Holder and Shane Dowrich to put on 212 for the eighth wicket to the soft dismissals of Solomon Mire and Craig Ervine, day four in Bulawayo didn't go to plan for the hosts

Raza, Moor help Zimbabwe battle into fifth day
An unbroken 94-run stand for the fifth wicket helped Zimbabwe wipe out the deficit and delay West Indies' push for a 2-0 series win

'Proud' Raza steps up as allrounder
After his fighting first-innings 80, Raza picked up his maiden Test five-for and said he was both proud and humbled by the achievement

Holder, Dowrich drive West Indies into the ascendancy
Record unbeaten eighth-wicket stand of 144 helps offset damage caused by Raza's five-for

You have to bowl slow to get wickets - Chisoro
Most of the left-arm spinner's success has come because he bowls flat and quick, but on Test debut, he realised he needed to change his ways

Powell, spinners gives West Indies slight advantage
West Indies' openers ground their way to 76 in almost 47 overs after Zimbabwe were carried to 326 by Hamilton Masakadza and Sikandar Raza

'Had hoped if I got another start, I would push through' - Masakadza
The Zimbabwe opener revived his team with Peter Moor, who was "quite surprised to be in the XI" after Sean Williams pulled up unwell

Masakadza's hundred lights up rain-hit day
The opener added 142 with PJ Moor, who made 52, to help Zimbabwe recover from the depths of 14 for 3

Cremer targets big runs in the first innings
Zimbabwe's lower-middle order had crumbled twice in the first Test, with nos. 5 - 8 making 36 runs in the first innings and 48 in the second

Zimbabwe seek to fix batting issues in bid to draw level
Zimbabwe are often a side that only really gets going a couple of games into a tour and the chastening experience of the first Test will likely spur greater resolve in what is a must-win game if they are to level the series

Zimbabwe Cricket cash crunch set to affect player, staff salaries
A memo circulated within the board informed employees that they would receive only half their October salaries and that ZC will "do its best to rectify the situation by end November 2017"

Streak urges more elite cricket for Zimbabwe
The side has played only 14 full international games this year, and seven of those were against Afghanistan and Scotland

Cremer rues first-innings batting meltdown
Zimbabwe captain feels situational awareness which they lack at the moment will only come if they play more Tests

West Indies go 1-0 up after Bishoo takes nine
Zimbabwe failed to capitalise on a promising start from their openers and Brendan Taylor, as they were all out during an extended final session on the fourth day

Wanted pitch to 'take seam out of the picture' - Jarvis
The Zimbabwe fast bowler said the most the hosts could hope for from the Bulawayo Test was a draw after the patience the West Indies batsmen showed on the third day

Brathwaite and Chase stretch WI's lead to 429
The two batsmen made fifties each and found support from the Hope brothers and Devendra Bishoo to steadily bat Zimbabwe out of the match

'Way too many soft dismissals' - Klusener
Zimbabwe's batting coach has said his team's aggressive approach against West Indies' bowlers was planned, but the execution was off

Bishoo five-for helps West Indies wrest control
Brathwaite and Kyle Hope's unbroken 63-run second-wicket stand leave Zimbabwe chasing the game on a 11-wicket day

Didn't expect so much turn on first day - Sean Williams
Zimbabwe had asked the curator for a spinning track but were surprised at how quickly it came into action

Spinners hand opening-day honours to Zimbabwe
The ball had gripped almost from the very first over of spin this morning, and continued to do so as Graeme Cremer carved up the West Indies batting line-up with 4 for 64

'We can perform better than we did in Sri Lanka' - Cremer
The Zimbabwe captain also believes the conditions in Bulawayo will negate the threat posed by West Indies' pace attack

Somerset's Byrom signs with Zimbabwe domestic side
The 20-year-old Zimbabwe-born batsman signs a winter deal with Rising Stars; move raises interest in whether he will make himself available for the national side

West Indies wary of resurgent Zimbabwe
The return of Brendan Taylor and Kyle Jarvis will strengthen a Zimbabwe side that has already enjoyed a galvanising year, but West Indies' potent pace attack could give them the edge

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