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Some sparks, mostly gloom

Dec 25, 2016: Their results showed that there is still talent within Zimbabwe's ranks, but how can cricket flourish while the country grapples with larger problems?

Liam Brickhill

Zimbabwe news

Vitori picked to play against Pakistan A

Oct 7, 2016: Zimbabwe have chosen an A team full of first-choice picks to play against Pakistan A in Bulawayo from Sunday in an effort to help them prepare for the Tests against Sri Lanka, which begin on October 29

ESPNcricinfo staff

Zimbabwe v India, 1st T20I, Harare

Chigumbura shows India what they lack

Jun 18, 2016: India's T20 side lacks a genuine power hitter. Zimbabwe have one with a strike rate and six-hitting frequency comparable to the world's best

Karthik Krishnaswamy

India in Zimbabwe 2016

The captains' log - Zimbabwe's last 11 months

Jun 9, 2016: Eleven months on from India's last visit, Zimbabwe are set to play their fourth captain and all of them are vital to lift a side that has been talented but inconsistent

Karthik Krishnaswamy

Zimbabwe news

Chigumbura steps down as Zimbabwe captain

Jan 22, 2016: Elton Chigumbura stepped down as Zimbabwe captain shortly after leading his team to a 18-run win that helped them level the four match T20I series against Bangladesh in Khulna

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 1st T20I, Khulna

Bolstered squad gives Chigumbura confidence

Jan 14, 2016: Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura was heartened by his team-mates' approach while training in Khulna, after the disappointment of their series loss to Afghanistan earlier this month

Mohammad Isam

Afghanistan v Zimbabwe, 4th ODI, Sharjah

Chibhabha special derails Afghanistan

Jan 4, 2016: Chamu Chibhabha scored a half-century and picked up four wickets, including that of the in-form Mohammad Shahzad, as Zimbabwe defended 226 and levelled the five-match series at 2-2

The Report by Shashank Kishore

Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 1st T20I, Mirpur

Zimbabwe want a win, Bangladesh prefer clarity

Nov 12, 2015: Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura wants to get something on the board after losing the ODIs 0-3 to Bangladesh. His counterpart Mashrafe Mortaza's concerns lie in figuring out a team combination ahead of the World T20 next year

Mohammad Isam in Mirpur

Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI, Mirpur

Chigumbura coy about Mahmudullah run-out reversal

Nov 11, 2015: Elton Chigumbura giggled every time he was asked about Mahmudullah being called back after he had been erroneously ruled as run out

Mohammad Isam in Mirpur

Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Mirpur

'Batsmen gave it away' - Chigumbura

Nov 9, 2015: Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura said he felt that a target of 242 was possible to chase but pointed towards key dismissals that ended up costing his side heavily

Mohammad Isam at Mirpur

Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 1st ODI, Mirpur

'We did not turn up for the chase' - Chigumbura

Nov 7, 2015: Zimbabwe's captain Elton Chigumbura has conceded that his batsmen "did not turn up" to chase Bangladesh's 273 for 9 in the first ODI in Mirpur

Mohammad Isam in Mirpur

Zimbabwe in Bangladesh 2015-16

Chigumbura plays down absence of Taylor, Masakadza

Nov 6, 2015: Elton Chigumbura played down the absence of Brendan Taylor and Hamilton Masakadza and backed the younger players to step up

Mohammad Isam in Mirpur

Zimbabwe in Bangladesh 2015-16

Ervine, Chigumbura make light work of BCB XI

Nov 5, 2015: Craig Ervine's 125-run stand with Sean Williams helped Zimbabweans ride minor hiccups on their way to a comfortable seven-wicket win over BCB XI in Fatullah

Mohammad Isam in Fatullah

Zimbabwe in Bangladesh 2015-16

'Have been asking for more cricket' - Chigumbura

Nov 3, 2015: Zimbabwe's Elton Chigumbura said his team is glad to take every opportunity to play top-level cricket, after it became the first international side to arrive in Bangladesh following Australia's security concerns

Mohammad Isam

Zimbabwe v Ireland, 1st ODI, Harare

Zimbabwe face unaccustomed challenges

Oct 8, 2015: Zimbabwe are in unfamiliar territory heading into their short one-day series against Ireland. It is not often that they can reasonably be expected to win a series, but they should have an advantage in home conditions

Liam Brickhill

Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Harare

'The umpire couldn't see the ball' - Chigumbura

Oct 3, 2015: Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura highlighted the difficulties of playing in fading light and praised Pakistan's ability to fight back even after a poor start

Liam Brickhill in Harare

Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 1st T20, Harare

Chigumbura sees value in game park bonding

Sep 26, 2015: Zimbabwe's preparations for the series against Pakistan concluded with some often overlooked groundwork: the building of team unity and camaraderie within a fractured side

Liam Brickhill in Harare

Zimbabwe v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Harare

'Started believing in the last eight overs' - Ervine

Aug 2, 2015: Craig Ervine, whose maiden ODI ton drove Zimbabwe to a famous win against New Zealand, has said he scented victory during the last eight overs of the hosts' chase though they needed over nine an over

ESPNcricinfo staff

Zimbabwe v India, 3rd ODI, Harare

'We've got the potential' - Whatmore

Jul 14, 2015: Dav Whatmore, the Zimbabwe coach, says his side will need time and experience to start converting ability into performance

Liam Brickhill in Harare

Zimbabwe v India, 1st ODI, Harare

Zimbabwe let it slip by inches, again

Jul 10, 2015: If Zimbabwe have an Achilles heel, it's their inability to maintain sustained pressure once they've assumed a position of dominance over the opposition. In this match, India fought harder for that vital inch

Liam Brickhill
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