T20 World Cup 2022: Zimbabwe's report card

image-la7ry3rlZimbabwe (Source: AP Newsroom)

Zimbabwe bowed out of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 after losing 3 of their 5 matches in the Super 12s. They put up some impressive performances during the tournament, but also failed to keep the nerves during some crucial situations and hence the early eliminations.

Zimbabwe's journey in the tournament

Zimbabwe won two of their three matches in the qualification stage against Ireland and Scotland and made it to the next round. Their first match in the Super 12s against South Africa was abandoned due to rain. But in the very next match they handed over a surprising defeat to one of the Asian giants, Pakistan. 

However, after Craig Ervine's team could not maintain the momentum of the win and lost a very close match against Bangladesh in the very next encounter. After this they failed to lift their game against Netherlands and India and were eliminated out of the tournament. 

T20 World Cup 2022 Report Card

Wesley Madhevere- 1/10

Innings: 8 Runs: 106 Avg: 15.14 SR: 127.17

Wesley Madhevere's performance as an opener has been below average in the tournament. 

Craig Ervine- 1.5/10

Innings: 7 Runs: 112 Avg: 16.00 SR: 89.60

Craug Ervine has had a below average World Cup as far as his contributions for the team is concerned. But the only rating points he gets is because under his leadership, Zimbabwe were able to defeat a team like Pakistan. 

Regis Chakabva- 0/10

Innings: 8 Runs: 45 Avg: 5.62 SR: 70.31

Regis Chakabva had a nightmarish World Cup as far as performances with the bat is concerned. 

Sean Williams- 4.5/10

Innings: 8 Runs: 155 Avg: 19.37 SR: 113.13

Overs: 18.0 Runs Conceded: 111 Economy: 6.16 Wickets: 5 Avg: 22.20

Sean Williams was more than decent with the ball in the tournament. He might not have picked up a bulk of wickets but he was able to contain the batters. On the other hand, with the bat barring one innings there was no significant contribution by him. 

image-la7s3bt0Sikandar Raza (Source: AP Newsroom)

Sikandar Raza-7/10

Innings: 8 Runs: 219 Avg: 27.37 SR: 147.97

Overs: 24.0 Runs Conceded: 156 Economy: 6.50 Wickets: 10 Avg: 15.60

Sikandar Raza was there contributing for the team with both the bat and the ball. However, some of his rating points have been subtracted due to the inconsistency of big scores. 

Ryan Burl- 3/10

Innings: 7 Runs: 101 Avg: 25.25 SR: 104.12

Overs: 5 Runs Conceded: 48 Economy: 9.60 Wickets: 0 Avg: -

Ryan Burl had a few starts with the bat but nothing impactful came from him. And whatever little chance he got with the ball his performance was subpar. 

Richard Nagarava- 5/10

Innings: 5 Runs: 21 Avg: 5.25 SR: 105.00

Overs: 28.0 Runs Conceded: 197 Economy: 7.03 Wickets: 9 Avg: 21.88

Richard Ngarava's main trade is bowling and his performances with the ball in the tournament was average. He was not too expensive but also did not pick up much wickets. 

Tendai Chatara- 2/10

Overs: 23.0 Runs Conceded: 155 Economy: 6.73 Wickets: 4 Avg: 38.75

Tendai Chatara is one of the mainstays of the Zimbabwean bowling. He has been economical in the tournament but his wickets column is not impressive enough. 

image-la7s4l5tBlessing Muzarabani (Source: AP Newsroom)

Blessing Muzarabani- 7/10

Overs: 26.0 Runs Conceded: 199 Economy: 7.65 Wickets: 12 Avg: 16.58

Blessing Muzarabani is the strike bowler of the team and he did play like one. The main potency of the Zimbabwean bowling attack came from Muzarabani's performances. 

Milton Shumba- 0.5/10

Innings: 7 Runs: 65 Avg: 10.83 SR: 79.26

Milton Shumba's performances with the bat was way below par in the tournament. 

Luke Jongwe- 2.5/10

Innings: 4 Runs: 55 Avg: 18.33 SR: 134.14

Overs: 5 Runs Conceded: 59 Economy: 11.80 Wickets: 2 Avg: 29.50

Luke Jongwe's performances in the tournament left no major impact for his team. 


image-la7rvj3hZimbabwe's T20 World Cup 2022 Report Card

Team of the Tournament contenders:

  1. Sikandar Raza
  2. Blessing Muzarabani

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