Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has confirmed a busy schedule for the senior national men’s cricket ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2022 to be played in the country in July.
The busy schedule which gets underway next week will see Zimbabwe hosting South Africa A, Namibia and Afghanistan for limited-overs series from April 25 to June.
During the same period, the Zimbabwe A squad will also tour Nepal.
A Zimbabwe XI comprising of mostly senior national team players will get the action rolling with three one-day matches and five Twenty20 (T20) games against South Africa A at Harare Sports Club between April 25 and May 10.
While that series is happening, Zimbabwe A will set off to Nepal for three one-dayers and as many T20s scheduled for 30 April to May 9 in Kathmandu.
Back home, immediately after South Africa A’s visit, Zimbabwe will host Namibia for a full international tour in which the two teams will compete in five T20 international (T20I) matches.
The matches will be played at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on May 17, 19, 21, 22 and 24.
After the conclusion of the Namibia T20 series, Zimbabwe will face their toughest assignment against Afghanistan.
Zimbabwe, who have in recent years struggled against the ever-improving Afghanistan will be hoping for better fortunes this time around when they face them in three one-day international (ODI) matches and five T20Is at Harare Sports Club.
The ODIs against Afghanistan – scheduled for June 12, 14 and 17 are part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League which serves as the qualification pathway for the 2023 edition of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup to be staged in India.
The five T20I matches between Zimbabwe and Afghanistan are pencilled in for 20, 22, 24, 27 and 27 June, leading up to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2022 set for July.
ZIMBABWE XI VERSUS SOUTH AFRICA ‘A’
|First One-Dayer||25 April 2022||Harare Sports Club|
|Second One-Dayer||27 April 2022||Harare Sports Club|
|Third One-Dayer||29 April 2022||Harare Sports Club|
|First T20||2 May 2022||Harare Sports Club|
|Second T20||4 May 2022||Harare Sports Club|
|Third T20||6 May 2022||Harare Sports Club|
|Fourth T20||9 May 2022||Harare Sports Club|
|Fifth T20||10 May 2022||Harare Sports Club|
NEPAL VERSUS ZIMBABWE ‘A’
|First One-Dayer||30 April 2022||Kathmandu|
|Second One-Dayer||2 May 2022||Kathmandu|
|Third One-Dayer||4 May 2022||Kathmandu|
|First T20||6 May 2022||Kathmandu|
|Second T20||7 May 2022||Kathmandu|
|Third T20||9 May 2022||Kathmandu|
ZIMBABWE VERSUS NAMIBIA
|First T20||17 May 2022||Queens Sports Club|
|Second T20||19 May 2022||Queens Sports Club|
|Third T20||21 May 2022||Queens Sports Club|
|Fourth T20||22 May 2022||Queens Sports Club|
|Fifth T20||24 May 2022||Queens Sports Club|
ZIMBABWE VERSUS AFGHANISTAN
|First ODI||12 June 2022||Harare Sports Club|
|Second ODI||14 June 2022||Harare Sports Club|
|Third ODI||17 June 2022||Harare Sports Club|
|First T20I||20 June 2022||Harare Sports Club|
|Second T20I||22 June 2022||Harare Sports Club|
|Third T20I||24 June 2022||Harare Sports Club|
|Fourth T20I||26 June 2022||Harare Sports Club|
|Fifth T20I||27 June 2022||Harare Sports Club|