The tour in Bangladesh ended off with Zimbabwe losing, succumbing to a 3-0 whitewash. It also meant this was Zimbabwe’s 13th successive ODI loss.
Victory has eluded Zimbabwe for the longest time, and coupled with the anguish and dejection of missing out on the 2019 Cricket World Cup, getting familiar with victory has been an uphill task.
But the tour in Bangladesh made us realize there are some positives to pick. Zimbabwe’s batting had been pathetic, there was a time they got 78 all out in South Africa. In Bangladesh, they managed to go past 200. If this area is worked on further more, we may get back to winning ways.
The determination from the batters has improved. Sean Williams and Brendan Taylor are in form, and it’s impressive. The bowling department is still in need of some finessing, getting wickets is always crucial. The fielding needs a lot of work too, leaking runs is not an affordable thing in cricket.
There’s still lots of potential at this stage. We just don’t want the potential to remain like that, a potential. There are signs coach Lalchand Rajput is putting in the work to revive Zimbabwean cricket.
There’s still a long way to go. Hopefully, our next ODI match will not be the 14th successive ODI loss.