Zim Under 19 cricket team hope for consolation


Zimbabwe’s Under 19 national cricket team are back in action on Friday in the plate championship match against Canada, a few days after the heart break caused by the West Indies.

Zimbabwe’s Young Chevrons are out to get some consolation when they date Canada in a plate championship Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium Academy Ground, Cox’s Bazar.

Zimbabwe’s 18 year-old captain Blessing Mavuta will need to rally his troops and weave his magic with the ball to lead from the front.

Jeremy Ives and Kundai Matigimu are also expected to join the strike against an associate member Canada.

Batsmen Shaun Snyder, all rounder Ives and Brendan Sly are expected to form a solid partnership crucial in building a good solid innings for the Young Chevrons.

Zimbabwe lost out on a quarter-final place of the World Cup in controversial and tense fashion, as Keemo Paul effected a mankad to claim the last Zimbabwe Under-19 wicket of Richard Ngarava with three runs needed in the final over.

Paul ran through the bowling crease without entering his delivery stride and broke the stumps, catching the non-striker Ngarava with his bat on the line while he was standing a couple of steps out of his crease.

Meanwhile, New Zealand thrashed Scotland by 7 wickets with 138 balls remaining in a match played on Thursday.

South Africa also dispatched Ireland by 8 wickets.

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