Zimbabwe (Group A)
|Group Rivals :-||Australia, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Pakistan, Canada and Kenya|
|Coach :-||Alan Butcher|
|Captain :-||Elton Chigumbara|
|Best Performance in WC :-||Super Six in 1999|
|Highest Score in WC :-||340-2 (50 Overs) v/s Namibia in WC’03|
|Lowest Score in WC :-||99 All Out (19.1 Overs) v/s Pakistan in WC’07|
|Best Individual Score :-||172*, Craig Wishart v/s Namibia in WC’03|
|Best Bowling :-||5-21 Paul Strang v/s Kenya in WC’96|
|The Odds :-||400-1|
|ICC ODI Ranking :-||No.11|
They often Toppled the big boys of World Cricket but are struggling to make the next grade. Their prolems of a small player pool have only been heightened in the past through captaincy changes, racial tension in the side and a volatile political situation, where the President of the country considered himself under threat from visiting cricketers, even though he isn’t required to bat or bowl to them.
Zimbabwe have pulled off an upset win in almost every World Cup . But currently in ICC rankings Zimbabwe is below Ireland. It is far better team then what its ranking suggests. Although they don’t have charismatic players like Heath Streak, Flower brothers, Henry Olonga but they have good team which can upset any opposition on its day. After there exit from test cricket, standard of Zimbabwe cricket has gone down considerably and they required big support from their former cricketers. Their problem worsened ahead of the World Cup as Sean Ervine pulled himself out of the squad and decided to remain with his County Hampshire. So at this moment Zimbabwe team is in all kind of trouble and they need Andy Flower like player badly to life their morale ahead of the World Cup.
Key Players for Zimbabwe: Tatenda Taibu, Ray Price, Chris Mpofu, Elton Chigumbara and Charles Coventry