HARARE – After failing to qualify for the 50-over World Cup that gets underway in India on Thursday, Zimbabwe have filled the void by accepting the challenge of a five-match T20I series against Namibia in Windhoek at the end of the month, SportsCast can reveal.

The matches will be played on 24, 25, 27, 29 and 30 October. All matches start at 2pm.

Zimbabwe will be out to prove a big point after the Namibians sealed an upset 3-2 series win over the Chevrons in Bulawayo in May 2022.

With Zimbabwe having hit an all time low during that period following a string of poor results against upcoming cricketing nations, the defeat to Namibia and the subsequent heavy loss to Afghanistan at home triggered the sacking of Lalchand Rajput as coach.

The Indian was replaced by former Zimbabwe stalwart captain Dave Houghton, who immediately revived the fortunes of the side despite failing to steer the Chevrons to the 50-over World Cup.

As for Namibia, they will desperately need another win over the Zimbabweans to prove that they are not far behind the lower full member nations of the International Cricket Council (ICC), at least in the shortest format of international cricket.


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