MEMORIES of 2018 – choking of Zimbabwe men’s cricket team- still linger in heads of many as the Chevrons were beaten by minnows United Arab Emirates.
The defeat marked arguably the biggest disappointment by Zimbabwe as they failed to qualify for the World Cup that was staged in England and Wales 2019.
Chevrons buried their heads in shame, with their capitulation in the hands of minnows left a sour taste in mouths of fans that were vociferous that afternoon.
It marked an end to an impressive campaign that the Chevrons had embarked on as they had to clear the UAE hurdle to book a place in the world cup.
Five years later, Zimbabwe finds itself in a similar position, with an unblemished record in the world cup qualifiers.
Enroute to Super Six stage, Zimbabwe has dismantled every opponent that dared to stand in its way including two time world champions, West Indies.
Zimbabwe are approaching super six with four points, with World Cup destiny seemingly in its hands.
Chevrons senior player, Sean Williams said the squad is all aware of what is at stake to avoid a repeat of 2018.
_*Super-Six fixtures for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 confirmed*_
The fixtures for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 have been confirmed, with six teams still in the race for the final two spots at India 2023.
Hosts Zimbabwe, West Indies and the Netherlands took the top three positions from Group A, while Sri Lanka, Oman and Scotland progressed from Group B.
All points won against opponents that progressed from the group stage will be carried forward. In the Super Six each team will play the sides they did not meet in the group stage and the top two will both progress to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka will each take four points through to the Super Six, while Scotland and the Netherlands will take two points into the next stage
The four teams who did not reach the Super Six stage will remain in Zimbabwe and compete in the Playoff.