We haven’t played our best cricket and I feel like mentally we need to be strong and come back stronger in the next game. Our batting department has been struggling and we got a few chances dropped otherwise it would have been less than 400 but still I would say lots of learnings from this game. One by one everyone started to get the flu in the last two days. Our main bowlers Ali Khan and Saurabh got the (flu) I think they will recover in a couple of days and I am looking forward to the next game. I think we should be able to play with our best 11.
Having the greats of the game around today, Andy and all of you there inspires us. It’s very pleasing and obviously having four new players in our team I think it was really good the intensity that they showed from the ball up front was also bang on. I think we have been trying against Pakistan to play with this pattern and will look to play as a country. All of the guys are starting to slowly fit in and understand that pattern.
I think the multiple contributions from each and every individual really pleased me. All those small contributions played a massive part. Even in the fielding as well I thought picking up three run-outs in a game is work in the right direction I think we don’t have to change much in our game. We have found our momentum and we are looking forward to carrying it. Obviously, it’s a different venue, and everything about it is different but still having that crowd behind us is always like having a 12th man.
Zimbabwe vs United States of America Highlights today, Monday 26-6-2023. 17th Match, Group A, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Qualifier, Harare Sports Club.
Toss: U.S.A. chose to field.
Zimbabwe team: Joylord Gumbie †, Innocent Kaia, Sean Williams (c), Wessly Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Wellington Masakadza, Luke Jongwe, Richard Ngarava, Brad Evans.
United States of America team: Steven Taylor, Sushant Modani, Monank Patel (c)†, Aaron Jones, Gajanand Singh, Shayan Jahangir, Nisarg Patel, Nosthush Kenjige, Jessy Singh, Usman Rafiq, Abhishek Paradkar.
Head to Head In ODI’s: 0
Zimbabwe Won: 0
United States of America Won: 0
Zimbabwe ODI Rankings: 11th
United States of America ODI Rankings: 15th
(last five completed ODI’s, most recent first)
United States of America LLLWW
Match Timings: 7:00 AM GMT | 9:00 AM Local
Umpires – Martin Saggers, Sam Nogajski
TV Umpire – Asif Yaqoob
Match Referee – Muhammad Javed
Reserve Umpire – Ahmed Shah Pakteen
Match number – ODI no. 4601