Craig Ervine appointed as Zimbabwe’s new ODI captain
Zimbabwe Cricket Board has been named Craig Ervine as the new-captain for the limited-overs format. On the other hand, middle-order batsman Sean Williams to continue to lead the national side in the five-day format. Wicket-keeper batsman Regis Chakabva has been appointed as vice-captain across all three formats.
Previously, Craig Ervine led Zimbabwe for one Test only, where the side suffered a comprehensive defeat at the hands of Bangladesh. In 15 matches played, Craig Ervine has led the side to six victories and suffered eight defeats. He was captain for Zimbabwe for the tours of Ireland, Scotland and Sri Lanka.
Former South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener has appointed as batting coach for Zimbabwe. He will replace Stuart Matsikenyeri, who will serve as an assistant coach for the national side. Lalchand Rajput will continue his role of head coach for Zimbabwe’s men national cricket team.
From 2016 till 2018, Lance Klusener worked with Zimbabwe’s national side. He recently quit his role of head coach of Afghanistan national cricket team. Zimbabwe Cricket Board has yet to finalize a bowling coach for the national side.
On the other hand, Marry-Anne Musonda has been retained as captain of Zimbabwe’s women cricket team. Josephine Nkomo has been named vice-captain for women’s team. Gary Brent has been appointed as new coach of Zimbabwe’s women cricket team and will replace Adam Chifo. In a career spanning almost a decade, Brent has played four Tests, three T20Is and 70 one-day internationals for Zimbabwe.
Sinikiwe Mpofu will be the assistant coach for Zimbabwe women’s cricket team, whereas Trevor Garwe will work as bowling coach for the side. Trevor Phiri will work as fielding coach for women’s cricket team.
To add to that, Phiri will work as head coach of U-19 Zimbabwe women’s cricket team, whereas former Zimbabwe player Proper Utseya has been named as head coach of U-19 Zimbabwe men’s cricket team.