Zimbabwe Cricket: Have We Turned The Corner, Again?
Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo was on Tuesday the battleground where Zimbabwe would claim one of its sweetest victories in recent ODI cricket history. It was sweet because we were chasing a big total of 328. It was sweet because New Zealand, perhaps thought we would not make it, sweet because it was a close match and we won by one wicket.
After a spate of seven dissmal performances, this win has caused a bit of excitment amongst cricket fans and administrator. But the question is are we really back in business as a cricket playing nation. Often (and this applies to most Zimbabwean sports in general) our performances are characterized by periods highs and lows we are never consistent. With Zimbabwean sport one rarely sits back in ones chair and enjoys the match with the confidence that we have a solid team playing.
It really always feels like walking on egg shells or for those of us who never liked taking tests the feeling you got when you were writing “O” Levels. More like “phew thank God its over and we made it !” If we were to give advise to Cricket Zimbabwe for what its worth, we would say -continue working at grassroots and youth development because thats the only way to maintain consistency and become a real cricket powerhouse. This is just one victory and we certainly hope this is the begining of good things to come.
The is how it ended-
Zimbabwe 329/9 (49.5) v New Zealand 328 (50)