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Zimbabwean cricket team in Australia in 2022

Zimbabwean cricket team in Australia in 2022
 
  Australia Zimbabwe
Dates 28 August – 3 September 2022
Captains Aaron Finch Regis Chakabva
One Day International series
Results Australia won the 3-match series 2–1
Most runs David Warner (164) Tadiwanashe Marumani (84)
Most wickets Cameron Green (8) Ryan Burl (8)
Player of the series Adam Zampa (Aus)

The Zimbabwe cricket team toured Australia in August and September 2022 to play three One Day International (ODI) matches.[1] The ODI series formed part of the inaugural 2020–2023 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League.[2][3][4] Zimbabwe last toured Australia in the 2003–04 cricket season to play two Test matches and an ODI tri-series along with India.[5] In May 2022, Cricket Australia confirmed the fixtures for the tour,[6] with all the matches taking place at the Riverway Stadium in Townsville.[7]

Background

Originally, the fixtures were scheduled to be played in June 2020, but they were moved to early August 2020 by Cricket Australia.[8] The revised dates clashed with the inaugural season of The Hundred in England, with several Australian cricketers initially expected to take part in the tournament.[9] However, The Hundred was postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[10] The pandemic also put Zimbabwe's tour to Australia in doubt,[11] but on 28 May 2020, Cricket Australia confirmed the fixtures for the series.[12][13] The series was put into further doubt in June, after Cricket Australia announced several cost-saving measures.[14] On 20 June 2020, Cricket Australia's interim chief executive officer, Nick Hockley, said that getting clarity on the status of the tour was on his priority list.[15] However, on 30 June 2020, the tour was postponed due to the pandemic.[16][17]

In February 2022, Zimbabwe Cricket were looking at the possibility of playing the matches later that year,[18] with the addition of three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches or a Test match.[19]

Squads

 Australia[20]  Zimbabwe[21]

Zimbabwe Cricket also named Tanaka Chivanga and John Masara as reserves.[21] Josh Inglis was added to Australia's squad after the first ODI in place of Mitchell Marsh.[22]

ODI series

1st ODI

28 August 2022
09:40
Scorecard
Zimbabwe 
200 (47.3 overs)
v
 Australia
5/201 (33.3 overs)
Wesley Madhevere 72 (91)
Cameron Green 5/33 (9 overs)
David Warner 57 (66)
Ryan Burl 3/60 (7 overs)
Australia won by 5 wickets
Riverway Stadium, Townsville
Umpires: Sam Nogajski (Aus) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Cameron Green (Aus)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field.
  • Cameron Green (Aus) took his first five-wicket haul in ODIs.[23]
  • World Cup Super League points: Australia 10, Zimbabwe 0.

2nd ODI

31 August 2022
09:40
Scorecard
Zimbabwe 
96 (27.5 overs)
v
 Australia
2/100 (14.4 overs)
Sean Williams 29 (45)
Adam Zampa 3/21 (3.5 overs)
Steve Smith 47* (41)
Richard Ngarava 2/16 (4 overs)
Australia won by 8 wickets
Riverway Stadium, Townsville
Umpires: Donovan Koch (Aus) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Player of the match: Mitchell Starc (Aus)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field.
  • World Cup Super League points: Australia 10, Zimbabwe 0.

3rd ODI

3 September 2022
09:40
Scorecard
Australia 
141 (31 overs)
v
 Zimbabwe
7/142 (39 overs)
David Warner 94 (96)
Ryan Burl 5/10 (3 overs)
Regis Chakabva 37* (72)
Josh Hazlewood 3/30 (10 overs)
Zimbabwe won by 3 wickets
Riverway Stadium, Townsville
Umpires: Rod Tucker (Aus) and Paul Wilson (Aus)
Player of the match: Ryan Burl (Zim)

References

  1. ^ "Australia's cricket schedule is INSANE as epic journey is revealed". Fox Sports. 10 May 2022. Retrieved 11 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Schedule for inaugural World Test Championship announced". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Men's Future Tours Programme" (PDF). International Cricket Council. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Zimbabwe: Chevrons Set to Bounce Back". The Herald. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Pandemic forces Zimbabwe tour to be postponed". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Australia's international fixtures for 2022–23 revealed". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 30 May 2022.
  7. ^ "Zimbabwe to host Bangladesh and India before touring Australia". Zimbabwe Cricket. Retrieved 19 July 2022.
  8. ^ "Agents, players knew about Zimbabwe series: Cricket Australia". Sydney Morning Herald. 14 January 2020. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  9. ^ "Australia's Zimbabwe series is set to clash with the Hundred. Warner could bypass ODIs for it". Fox Sports. 14 January 2020. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  10. ^ "The launch of The Hundred moved to 2021". www.ecb.co.uk. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  11. ^ "Cricket Australia chief: India tour 'nine out of 10' chance of taking place". ESPN Cricinfo. 22 May 2020. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  12. ^ "Australia scheduled to return to action with ODIs against Zimbabwe". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  13. ^ "Australia announce dates for summer fixtures". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  14. ^ "Justin Langer planning for September return and adapting to reduced staff". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 June 2020.
  15. ^ "Q&A: Get to know Nick Hockley, CA's interim CEO". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 20 June 2020.
  16. ^ "Zimbabwe Tour of Australia in August Postponed Due to COVID-19". Network18 Media and Investments Ltd. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  17. ^ "Zimbabwe's three-match ODI tour to Australia postponed". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  18. ^ "David Warner leads overseas registrations for the Hundred draft". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  19. ^ "Zimbabwe's bid for Test in Australia likely to fall flat". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 February 2022.
  20. ^ "Adam Zampa returns, Pat Cummins rested for ODIs against Zimbabwe, New Zealand". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 July 2022.
  21. ^ a b "Star quick back as Zimbabwe name ODI squad for tour of Australia". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 23 August 2022.
  22. ^ "Mitchell Marsh ruled out of ODIs with priority given to T20 World Cup". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 30 August 2022.
  23. ^ "Cameron Green five-for, David Warner fifty take Australia 1-0 up". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 August 2022.
  24. ^ "Best bowling figures in an innings". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 September 2022.
  25. ^ "Fastest to 200 wickets in ODIs". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 September 2022.
  26. ^ "Ryan Burl's record high, and Australia's record low". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 October 2022.


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