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‘The long-term vision is…’: Captain Sikandar Raza sees opportunity in Zimbabwe’s T20 World Cup 2024 absence | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Captain Sikandar Raza has expressed Zimbabwe's intention to reconstruct the team and incorporate fresh talent to ensure their long-term success across all cricket formats. Brian Bennett, a player who made his debut last year following Zimbabwe's elimination from the 2024 men's T20 World Cup, played a crucial role in preventing a 5-0 T20I series whitewash against Bangladesh with his impressive all-around performance.Zimbabwe will be absent from its fourth ICC tournament since 2019, missing out on the 2024 T20 World Cup. Raza stated, "This is the vision. Because we are not going to the World Cup, we want to rebuild the team. We want to secure our future in all three formats. The senior guys will be there for a bit longer in ODIs and Tests, but in T20s we are trying to build a n...
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4th T20I: Shakib claims four as Bangladesh edge Zimbabwe | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Returning all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan played a crucial role, claiming 4-35, to assist Bangladesh in recovering from a batting collapse and securing a five-run victory over Zimbabwe in Friday's fourth Twenty20 international held in Dhaka.Mustafizur Rahman also contributed with 3-19, as the home side successfully bowled out Zimbabwe for 138 runs in 19.4 overs.In response to a modest target of 143, Zimbabwe faced an early setback when opener Brian Bennett was dismissed for a duck in the first over, and they quickly found themselves at 57-4.However, Zimbabwe stayed competitive with a middle-order fightback, notably through Johnathan Campbell and Ryan Burl, who put together a 35-run partnership.Mustafizur forced Burl to give a catch to Soumya Sarkar after making 19 runs, and Shaki...