Lady Chevrons ready for Uganda
LADY Chevrons, skipper, Mary Musonda believes that the Zimbabwe’s Women’s Cricket team is all but ready for the upcoming ICC Women’s T20 World Cup qualifier Africa 2023 to be hosted by Uganda early next month.
With the Lady Chevrons having spent 17-days in a training camp in India last month, the Lady Chevrons went on to host an unofficial series against South African Emerging side as they rounded up their preparations.
Despite losing 2-3, Lady Chevrons skipper, Musonda believes the series gave her charges of some game situations as they put what they had trained into practice.
“The series was very competitive and we learnt a lot in a short space of time and mainly the series taught us on how to manage our batting in the power play and also to create some good partnerships if we are to post a competitive score.
“The series gave us an appreciation of a game situation and I believe from the series managing our we have improved our game sense,” said Musonda.
With the qualifiers for the two global spots coming on next week, Musonda believes that they have done all they could have asked for as they prepared for the qualifiers and now they are ready for the challenge.
“I think we have done all we could and now comes the time to deliver in Uganda and we are ready to fight for a spot to qualify for the global qualifiers and everyone is raring to go,” said Musonda.
With the lady Chevrons having a mixture of experience and youth, the Lady Chevrons skipper has described the infusion of the young players having brought some energy to the team.
“The composition of the squad is good. We’re in a good space on and off the field.
“The younger players are bringing in great energy and are performing well as well and the seniors are bringing in their expertise and believe the blending will be play a pivotal role at the qualifiers,” said Musonda.
The Lady Chevrons will now head to Uganda next week where they will battle it out with Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania and the hosts for two slots at the final.