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Zimbabwe cricket team leaves for Twenty20 championships

The Zimbabwe senior national cricket team left on Friday for South Africa to take part in the International Cricket Council Twenty20 World Championships, according to The Herald on Saturday.

Zimbabwe will not get time to rest as they get into action today in a warm-up match against Pakistan at Supersport Park in Centurion. They play their second and last warm-up match against Scotland in Potchefstroom tomorrow.

On Monday, they will attend the official opening ceremony before they proceed to Cape Town where they will play their two group B matches.

They get their campaign on the way against Australia in a day/night encounter at Newlands with their second match against England at the same venue the following day.

Zimbabwe face a mammoth task against an Australian side that has dominated the game of cricket in Tests and One-Day Internationals and England where Twenty20 cricket has its roots.

The tournament will be the first time that newly appointed coach Robin Brown takes charge of the team while for skip-per Prosper Utseya, it is the third time he is leading the team at a major tournament.

The tournament also marks the return of star batsman and former captain Tatenda Taibu to the grand stage after he missed the World Cup in the Caribbean because of a dispute with the game’s authorities.

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