Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura has promised aggression from his team on the tour of South Africa which gets underway on October 8. The teams play two Twenty20 internationals and three ODIs.
"We are looking forward to this tour, as the underdogs we have nothing to lose and we will be playing more aggressive cricket in comparison to our previous tours," Chigumbura said upon his team's arrival in South Africa. "The coach and I have chosen to go in a more aggressive route with the team; we will no longer be playing just for the sake of playing a match, but we will be playing to win.
"The best way to build team confidence and to move Zimbabwe cricket forward is to win and that is our objective for this tour. We are concentrating on us and not so much on the opposition this time."
Zimbabwe recently beat Ireland 2-1 in an ODI series and have recalled Grant Flower, who'll bolster the batting line-up. However, Flower's arrival has been held up due to invalid travel documents, a problem his team manager Lovemore Banda hoped would be resolved in a day's time.
The teams have never played each other in a Twenty20 game and Zimbabwe coach Alan Butcher was looking forward to the challenge. "Pro20 cricket is about who is the better team on the day, the uncertainty of this format is what makes it so exciting. When a team plays Pro20 cricket, the outcome can never be set in stone as the margin for an upset becomes wider," Butcher said. "The key is to focus for all twenty overs."