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Zimbabwe National Cricket Team Details

Team Zimbabwe
Nickname The Chevrons
Governing body Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC)
Captain Craig Ervine, Sikandar Raza
Coach Walter Chawaguta 
First Test v. India at Harare Sports Club, Harare; 18–22 October 1992
First ODI v.  Australia at Trent Bridge, Nottingham; 9 June 1983
First T20I v.  Bangladesh at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna; 28 November 2006

The Zimbabwe National Cricket Team represents Zimbabwe in men’s international cricket. The Zimbabwe Cricket team is administered by Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC). Zimbabwe is a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and plays all three formats.

Zimbabwe National Cricket Team History:

  • Zimbabwe, known as Rhodesia until 1980, had a national cricket team before achieving Test status. They played in the South African domestic cricket tournament, the Currie Cup from 1904 to 1932, and regularly from 1946 until independence.
  • On 21 July 1981, Zimbabwe became an associate member of the ICC and participated in the 1983 World Cup.
  • The ICC granted Zimbabwe the Test status in July 1992. The Zimbabwe cricket team played its first Test in October 1992 against India.
  • In the 1990s, they struggled to do well in Tests but performed well in One-Day Internationals thanks to the emergence of quality players such as Grant Flower, Andy Blignaut, Heath Streak, Murray Goodwin, and others.
  • They co-hosted the 2003 World Cup but the tournament was disrupted by security reasons. England forfeited a match in Zimbabwe citing “security concerns”. 

Zimbabwe National Cricket Team ICC World Cup record:

Zimbabwe has played in nine editions of the ICC World Cup so far. They made their debut in the tournament in 1983 and caused a huge upset by beating Australia. It was their only win in that competition. In 1999 and 2003, they made it to the Super Sixes.

Year Round Position GP W L T NR
1983 Group stage 8/8 6 1 5 0 0
1987 Group stage 8/8 6 0 6 0 0
1992 Group stage 9/9 8 1 7 0 0
1996 Group stage 9/12 6 1 4 0 1
1999 Super Sixes 5/12 8 3 4 0 1
2003 Super Sixes 6/14 9 3 5 0 1
2007 Group stage 13/16 3 0 2 1 0
2011 Group stage 10/14 6 2 4 0 0
2015 Group stage 11/14 6 1 5 0 0

Zimbabwe National Cricket Team ICC T20 World Cup record:

Zimbabwe have played in six editions of the T20 World Cup so far and are yet to make it to the knockout stage.

Zimbabwe National Cricket Team ICC Champions Trophy record:

Zimbabwe played in the first five editions of the Champions Trophy from 1998 to 2006 and constantly struggled to do well against fancied opponents.

Zimbabwe Team Today/Current Zimbabwe cricket team:

Here is the list of prominent players who are part of the current Zimbabwe cricket team: Joylord Gumbie, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Milton Shumba, Sikandar Raza, Craig Ervine, Ryan Burl, Clive Madande, Brandon Mavuta, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Tanaka Chivanga, Innocent Kaia, Luke Jongwe, Tony Munyonga, Faraz Akram, Takudzwanashe Kaitano,

Zimbabwe National Cricket Team FAQs

Why was Zimbabwe cricket suspended?

In 2019, the ICC suspended Zimbabwe cricket with immediate effect after it failed to provide a process for free and democratic elections. Zimbabwe Cricket had failed to ensure that there was no government interference in its governance.

Why did Zimbabwe not play ICC World Cup 2023?

Zimbabwe did not play in the 2023 World Cup as it failed to qualify for the tournament.

How many times have Zimbabwe beaten India in ODIs?

India and Zimbabwe have played 66 ODIs against each other. Of those, India have won 54 games while Zimbabwe have emerged victorious on 10 occasions.