By Lawrence Trusida
THE Zimbabwe national cricket team, the Chevrons are targeting to continue with their fairytale run at the ongoing International Cricket Council Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia as they take on Bangladesh this Sunday.
The Chevrons have won four of their last five completed matches while the Tigers have only managed one victory in the same period.
Zimbabwe and Bangladesh have a long rivalry, but as the two old rivals meet for the first time in a T20 World Cup the tables turned.
Bangladesh are the chasing side now, feeling the heat from everywhere, especially from their fans while Zimbabwe are the ones eyeing an unlikely tilt at a semi-final spot.
Zimbabwe’s form is as good as their fighting spirit, and the way they defended the 130 against Pakistan is proof.
The win over Pakistan brought back memories of their upset of Australia in the inaugural T20 World Cup, and other great moments from further back.
Zimbabwe’s golden generation wowed the world in 1999 when they beat India and South Africa and made it to the Super Six.
The Chevrons class of 2022 led by the calm Craig Ervine is making the world believe.
A win for Zimbabwe against Bangladesh will push them closer to a semi-finals slot, while a defeat for Bangladesh will almost certainly see them packing their bags.
The match starts at 5am, Zimbabwean time.