Zimbabwe - Slow turning pitches suits their style

Zimbabwe - Slow turning pitches suits their style

Harare, 12 Feb 2011: Preview of Zimbabwe

Predicted win odds: less than 10%

Best World Cup performance: Super 6 (1999, 2003) Last World Cup: Group Stage.

Zimabwe is led by Elton Chigumbura and coached by Alan Butcher (England). Their world rup win-loss record is 8-33 1 tie, 3 NR.

The mainstay of their fortunes are Elton Chigumbura and Tatenda Taibu.

Strengths: The squad has played reasonably frequently in Bangladesh and has experience in the subcontinental conditions, which suit its spin-oriented bowling attack led by Ray Price and Prosper Utseya; Isn't burdened by any expectations.

Weaknesses: Lacks depth in batting and bowling departments and doesn't have a stand-out match winner.

Zimbabwe World Cup squad: Elton Chigimbura (captain), Regis Chakabva, Charles Coventry, Graeme Cremer, Craig Ervine, Sean Ervine, Greg Lamb, Shingirai Masakadza, Chris Mpofu, Ray Price, Ed Rainsford, Tatenda Taibu, Brendan Taylor, Prosper Utseya, Sean Williams

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